Are you an owner of an indoor cat and struggle to entertain him? Many indoor cats are bored, and that’s one of the most negative aspects of keeping your cat inside. At the same time, indoors means safety, and we would surely love if every cat were kept safe indoors and happy and active as well. Here is a list of things that will reduce your cat’s boredom: Play. … [Read more...] about 8 ways to entertain a bored indoor cat
How often do you need to deworm your indoor cat? Do indoor cats get worms at all? There is a popular myth that indoor cats are never exposed to parasites and, therefore, there is no need to deworm them, but that is not true. Here is a list of the four most probable ways your indoor cat can get worms. Ways your indoor cat can get worms Fleas. Fleas are parasites, but … [Read more...] about Is it necessary to deworm an indoor cat?
Have you noticed blood in your cat’s feces? It can take several forms, such as a spot of bright blood or patches of blood throughout the feces, bloody diarrhea, or dark, tarry feces. IMPORTANT: Blood in feces requires immediate veterinary attention, since it can be associated with a long list of illnesses. If possible, put a stool sample into a plastic bag or container and … [Read more...] about What if your cat has blood in its feces?
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. Here are six reasons to take a healthy cat to veterinarian: Early diagnoses. The potential for … [Read more...] about Six reasons to take a healthy cat on veterinarian visits
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 reality, this technique takes knowledge, skill, experience, and, most important, courage to restrain the cat. Do you have it? In some respects, the above described method is indeed the easiest way … [Read more...] about How to pill a cat without restraint
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. Exposure to ethylene glycol most commonly occurs when a car … [Read more...] about Less than a tablespoon of antifreeze can kill a cat or dog
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 (just as worms would). But it’s not only about the love, comfort or hygiene. A cat’s breath can raise a flag for very serious health problems. In this article you … [Read more...] about What to do if my cat has bad breath?
Trimming your cat’s claws can offer several benefits. If your cat claws furniture, the damage done will be significantly less with short claws. If your cat tends to scratch other pets or humans, or if he has a habit of climbing up your leg, trimming your cat’s claws regularly might be the answer to your misery. Doing so also helps if your cat gets his claws stuck in curtains, … [Read more...] about How to easily trim your cat’s nails
How do you know if your cat has worms? What are the symptoms of worms in cats? Do you look for worms in your cat’s stool and seek out other signs? Do you take stool samples to your veterinarian? Here is a list of general symptoms of worms in cats and what they mean: Lack of any symptoms. Many cats carry worms and show no signs at all. Cats also develop resistance … [Read more...] about Symptoms of worms in cats and what they mean
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. In this article you are going to learn that, yes, you can get worms from your cat or dog, and also how to reduce the possibility of this happening. If … [Read more...] about Can you get worms from a cat?