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What To Know When Adopting An FeLV-Positive Cat

Feline leukemia, also known as FeLV, is a common disease that affects 1-2% of the global cat population, and anywhere from 2-3% of all cats in the United States. How Is FeLV Transmitted?  FeLV is typically transferred through the exchanging of fluids from already infected cats, such as from bite wounds, nursing, mutual grooming, and litter boxes, as well...

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Itraconazole For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Itraconazole is an oral antifungal medication used in cats primarily to treat the fungal infection known as ringworm. In this article, you’ll learn what itraconazole is, how it works, the types of fungal infections it targets, side effects to look out for, and some frequently asked questions. About Itraconazole For Cats Itraconazole is classified as a fungistatic triazole compound. It...

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Frontline Spray For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Frontline spray is a topical application spray manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Merial) that is used to kill fleas and ticks, as well as provide prevention against infestations by fleas and ticks and the diseases they cause. In this article, you’ll learn what Frontline spray for cats targets, how it differs from regular Frontline spot-on products, potential side effects, and...

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Food Allergies In Cats: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of cat food allergies and provide a simple, clear explanation of this common type of allergic disease for pet owners. What Are Food Allergies? Food allergies in pets are allergic reactions to proteins in the food, with inflammation of various body parts following an allergic reaction to those proteins (allergens). Food allergies (also...

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Pyrantel For Cats: Overview, Dosage & Side Effects

Pyrantel is a very common dewormer used primarily against roundworms and hookworms in cats. Common brand names for pyrantel include Strongid and Nemex. In this article, you’ll learn how pyrantel works, when it is most commonly used in veterinary medicine, common side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions. About Pyrantel For Cats Pyrantel pamoate is a pyrimidine...

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Is Milk Good For Cats?

In this article, we’ll take a close look at the relationship between cats and milk, exploring milk’s nutritional benefits and health effects, why cats shouldn’t drink too much milk, and what you can give your cat instead. Can Kittens Drink Milk? There’s no denying it. Cats can definitely drink milk. You’ve seen the illustrations of kittens clustered around a saucer...

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Anemia In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

Anemia is the term for a decrease in the body’s circulating red blood cells (RBCs). Depending how low the RBC count goes, this may cause anything from mild symptoms to a life-threatening emergency. In cats, there are many different causes of anemia—in this article, we’ll cover some of the most common conditions and how they are diagnosed and treated. What...

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Wet vs. Dry Cat Food: What’s Better For Cats?

Cat owners often ask the question, is dry or wet food better for cats? The answer is not black and white. Both types of cat food have upsides and downsides. In this article on wet vs. dry cat food, we’ll go over all of the pros and cons to help you decide which is best for your cat. Whether the food is dry or wet, look for...

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Can You Shave A Cat?

Cats generally do not have a natural requirement for trimming or shaving. Although certain dog breeds have hair that is always growing and needs regular trimming, a cat’s hair isn’t the same. As long as you brush your cat regularly to remove loose hair and prevent tangles and mats from forming, a cat’s coat can usually be left alone. Even...

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What Is TNR For Cats?

Trap-neuter-return (TNR), also known as trap-neuter-release, spay-neuter-return (SNR), and trap-neuter-return-monitor (TNRM), is a humane method of controlling stray and feral cat populations in communities. Free-roaming cats are humanely trapped, spayed, or neutered at a veterinary facility, then returned to the place where they were living. TNR is an alternative to other programs that aim to control free-roaming cat populations, such...

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