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Advantage II For Cats: Dosage, Safety & Side Effects

Advantage II is a brand name for a topical, “spot-on” flea control and prevention product manufactured by Bayer containing the ingredients imidacloprid and pyriproxifen. It came on the market in 2011, largely replacing the original Advantage for cats.  This article is primarily focused on the Advantage II product. You’ll learn about Advantage II for cats, its ingredients, the ranges of...

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Insecticide Poisoning In Cats: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

  The aim of this article is to provide a good quality, accurate, easily understandable summary of the details about insecticide poisoning, with a particular focus on the risk of toxicity in cats. About Insecticide Poisoning In Cats Pesticides, by definition, are substances that are used to kill pests. Insecticides are a sub-group of pesticides, and by definition, they are...

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What To Know When Adopting A FIV-Positive Cat

Even though cats are considered to be very low-maintenance animals, adopting one is still something that should not be taken lightly, and bringing one into your home should never be a spur-of-the-moment decision. Cats require some specific supplies, a nutritious diet and a pleasant home in order for them to live long, happy lives. And, this is especially true when...

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10 Subtle Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

While most pet parents can recognize the obvious signs of sickness in cats, including vomiting, diarrhea, or runny eyes, you may not know the more subtle signs that cats express when they aren’t feeling well. This is because, in nature, cats are a predator of small animals, but they are also prey to animals like coyotes. Therefore, to keep themselves...

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The 6 Best Cat Vitamins And Supplements

We’ve chosen Purina FortiFlora as the best cat supplement on the market because it’s a veterinarian-recommended, widely-used nutritional supplement that’s appropriate for all cats. Since all cats have different needs, our product roundup includes the best probiotic supplement, urinary tract health supplement, multivitamin, and fish oil. To choose the best vitamins and supplements on the market, we evaluated the most...

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When A Cat’s Meow Sounds Strange (Hoarse Voice)

Does your cat's meow sound strange? Are you saying to yourself "why is my cat not meowing normally?" Are you wondering if such voice changes are indicative of a serious problem? In this article, we'll go over the causes of this problem, and suggest what you might do to help. ​What Is A Hoarse Voice In A Cat? A cat’s...

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Heavy Breathing Cat – The 3 Types Of Heavy Breathing And What They Mean

Breathing difficulties are both a symptom of and cause for distress, both in the respiratory system and throughout your cat’s body. The respiratory system, composed of the nose, trachea, and lungs, is a life-giving system that affects a cat’s entire body. Therefore, changes in your cat’s breath may stem from issues in almost any part of your cat’s body. What's...

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9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Polydactyl Cats

Most cats a born with five toes on each front paw and four toes on each back paw, for a grand total of 18 toes. However, some cats are born with more than the usual number of toes. This phenomenon is known as polydactylism or polydactyly. The word polydactyl is derived from the Greek words “poly” (many) and “dactylos” (finger)....

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How To Deworm A Cat

Worms are common internal parasites of cats, and regular year-round deworming is an important part of good cat health care. The aim of this article is to explain the background to worms, and to give information about how cat carers should deworm their pets effectively Types Of Worms In Cats There are a number of worms that can infect cats,...

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Megacolon In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of megacolon in cats, a common issue. This is a simple, clear explanation about the condition for pet owners. What Is Megacolon? Megacolon is a condition where the lower part of the digestive tract (the colon) becomes grossly enlarged, full of a large amount of fecal material that the cat is unable to...

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