The diagnosis of diabetes in veterinary medicine is widespread and climbing. It affects both cats and dogs: in the United States, one in 400 dogs and one in 150 cats are affected. Results are similar in the UK and Australia. Even more so, numbers are climbing and there is little doubt that the cause is our lifestyle, and the lifestyle we impose upon our pets. In this … [Read more...] about Why is diabetes so common in cats
When you adopt or buy a kitten, you want to pick a good one. Foremost, you want to check if the kitten is healthy. Is it possible to do so without bringing a vet with you? It certainly is, but you have to pay close attention and know what to look for. Remember, there is no guarantee that a cat will grow up healthy or be a show winner. However, the kitten must be well at … [Read more...] about How to choose a healthy kitten
If your cat ate rat poison, he requires immediate veterinary help. Rat poison toxicosis can lead to a lethal outcome in cats because of a few early signs and fast performance. In this article, you will learn about the signs and treatments of rodenticide poisoning in cats. IMPORTANT: Visit a veterinarian immediately if you think your cat has eaten rat poison. Early … [Read more...] about What to do if your cat ate rat poison
Hyperthyroidism is a condition that results from a high metabolism due to the increased production of thyroid hormones. Main signs of hyperthyroidism in cats are low weight, increased appetite, and thirst among many others. Thyroid hormones are produced by the thyroid gland; the gland's main function is to regulate metabolism, although the hormones it produces are … [Read more...] about Would you recognize these signs of hyperthyroidism in cats?
Weight loss, whether for overweight cats, dogs, or humans, improves the health of the subject. That is undoubtedly true, but, to become a reality, your cat's weight loss must be carried out the right way. Even if it’s “just a cat!” In this article, you will learn how to help your cat lose weight healthily and realistically. You will learn how to calculate the amount of … [Read more...] about The easy and healthy weight loss in cats
The fact that cleaning your cat's teeth will improve his dental health is undeniable. The thing is, most cats won't accept the task easily. At least, without specific training. Is there a way to keep your cat's teeth clean without brushing? There is! Here is a list of different cat teeth cleaning products. Note that they should not serve as an alternative to tooth … [Read more...] about 6 ways to keep your cat’s teeth clean without brushing
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 normal. However, determining the amount is not as straightforward as you may expect. Calculate how much water your cat … [Read more...] about How much water should your cat drink per day?
If your cat is drinking too few or even not drinking water at all, it is a severe condition you have to pay attention to. Chronic dehydration can lead to serious health problems, some of them life-threatening. In this article, you will learn the reasons why your cat is not drinking enough water and how to help him intake the much-needed liquid. Health issues. … [Read more...] about What if your cat is not drinking enough water
Cats are experts at masking their pain. It is in their ancestral nature. If no one can tell that you are in pain, you have higher chances to live the day. Even though our modern world protects cats from their natural enemies, they have kept the slick skill of not showing their weakness — an ability that has been crucial for the survival of their wild ancestors. As much … [Read more...] about How to tell if your cat is in pain
As the heat cycle ends, most female cat owners feel a great relief. But is it going to last? So, let's look at how often do cats go in heat. Heat cycles in cats are a bit more complicated than in dogs. Cat is a seasonal long day breeder, which means they can go in heat only if the day is longer than the night. Basically, this means - cats don't go in heat during winter, … [Read more...] about How often do cats go in heat?