Do you take your cat to the veterinarian for well visits? Closely watching for changes in appetite or behavior is wise, and additional routine veterinary visits provide even more benefits for your pet—for as you might know, prevention is better than any treatment plan.
Rat poison or rodenticide toxicosis is an alarmingly common condition in veterinary medicine, especially at early spring when people declare war to vermin on a new level. Because of small required doses, few early signs, and fast performance, rodenticide often leads to a lethal outcome in cats. In this article you will learn about signs […]
The easiest way to pill a cat is to hold him tightly, open his mouth, insert the tablet, close his mouth, and rub his neck while you wait for him to swallow the pill. In theory. In this article, you are going to learn different ways to pill a cat easily without holding or ever touching him.
Antifreeze poisoning is one of the most common poisonings for both cats and dogs. Antifreeze’s relatively pleasant taste (please don’t try this at home) and the extremely small dose needed to be toxic accounts for its frequent occurrence. Ethylene glycol, antifreeze’s main component, is lethal to both cats and dogs.
A common complaint by cat owners is their pet’s bad breath. It’s understandable. Our three cats, for example, love to sniff and even lick our faces, and their bad breath sometimes gets in the way of their love. Unfortunately, cat’s breath can raise a flag for very serious health problems.
Trimming your cat’s claws may sound frightening. However, after proper training, doing so will be easy even if you do it alone. In this article, you will learn how to trim your cat’s claws, as well as how to hold your cat during the procedure.
How do you know if your cat has worms? Do you look for worms in your cat’s stool and seek out other signs? Do you take stool samples to your veterinarian? Does it matter whether your cat has hookworms or roundworms? Is it possible to confuse signs of worms with signs of something else?
How much water should a cat drink? Regardless of the appropriate amount, your cat should have fresh drinking water available at all times. And if you suspect that your cat is drinking too little or too much? That is when it helps to know what is considered normal, although determining the amount is not as straightforward as you may expect.
Regardless if you discovered worm pieces in your cat’s stool or vomit, or whether you are just thinking about getting your first cat, the question “Can humans get worms from cats?” is something that frequently bothers people.
There is probably something wrong with the world when someone proposes brushing a cat’s teeth or bathing a cat, right? But we are not at all crazy, and similar questions sometimes pop up. Like, do you really, really need to bathe a cat? And if you do, is it necessary once a week, every day, or how often? Let’s find out!