Feline constipation can be extremely uncomfortable and painful; it can also make cats feel pretty sick. When constipation in cats is prolonged or when it prevents the passage of stools it is known as feline obstipation. Some cats who experience severe constipation can develop another related condition known as feline megacolon.
There are a few factors that can contribute to constipation in cats including a sedentary lifestyle, diet, medications or a health problem to name a few. It is important to take your cat to the vet if you suspect constipation both to provide relief for your cat and to find out if it may be due to a health condition. Continue reading
As our felines are getting better cat health care, and more are indoor cats, they are experiencing a greater lifespan. It’s not as uncommon anymore for cats to live into their twenties. Having your kitty around longer is great, but the downside is with the longer lives cats may experience more age-related cat health problems like arthritis, hearing loss, vision loss, kidney disease and a decline in their mental state. A mental decline may also be referred to as Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome (CDS). Continue reading
Plenty of studies have shown that indoor cats lead safer lives and they have a greater life expectancy, as well as a reduced risk of contracting feline worms or fleas, but one drawback is that they are often less physically active. Too little activity can lead to weight problems or even cat behavioral problems. But there’s an easy and fun remedy for this — feline fitness.
Kitty play time can be fun for both you and your cat. It’s a great way to interact with your cat and playful cats can be pretty funny when they are playing. Continue reading
Conjunctivitis in cats is the most common of the eye problems seen in felines. It occurs when the tissue that lines the eyelids and attaches to the eyeball becomes inflamed.
There are a couple of things that can cause this to happen — allergies or an infection. Eye infections or allergies can cause the eye to become watery and produce a discharge. These conditions can also cause Continue reading
Diabetes in cats is a complicated disease that can be slightly different in every cat. Regular testing is vital when establishing the right feline diabetes treatment plan for your feline friend.
Diabetes in cats occurs when a cat’s body looses its ability to regulate blood sugar levels. The blood sugar is largely regulated by insulin which is produced by the pancreas. Depending on how much the insulin production has been decreased the diabetic cat may show few signs of this cat illness.
Feline diabetes treatment will likely include some level of insulin support. Part of the feline diabetes treatment should also include Continue reading
The key to a healthy cat is proper cat health care at home and at the vet’s office. Routine checkups can help prevent serious cat health problems and help your kitty live longer. Why Regular Vet Visits Are Important Regular … Continue reading
If you’re looking into natural health care for your pets you’ll definitely want to take a look at Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats. The latest version of this book is considered by many to be the definitive guide on a natural lifestyle for pets. It’s a must have for anyone interested in feeding their cats natural or organic cat food.
Dr. Richard Pitcairn started looking into natural methods for pet health care when he felt he was seeing poor results with the treatment methods he had studied in veterinary school. His first thought was that he needed to learn more so he went back to school to expand his knowledge base.
Dr. Richard Pitcairn started Continue reading
Pet insurance has become increasingly popular because of great improvements in animal health care but also because we see our pets as part of the family and want to keep them around and healthy as long as possible. Because of the advances in veterinarian medicine veterinarians can offer pet care treatments that weren’t possible just a few years ago. But some of these treatments can come with a pretty hefty price tag. That’s where animal health insurance can be a lifesaver. Continue reading
There are a variety of reasons why you may want to choose a different cat litter. But with so many choices out there how do you know which one is the best cat litter for you and for your cat. Hopefully these descriptions and a little experimenting will help you choose the best cat litter for your household. There are a lot of options available today that take the environment, your health and your cat’s health into consideration. Continue reading
If you cat isn’t using the litter box, or suddenly changes litter box habits it could be because of a health condition. Cat health problems that cause a greater frequency of cat urination or defecation can be the main cause for cat behavior problems that involve cats not using the litter box.
Cat illnesses that cause pain while urinating or defecating, or cat health problems that make it difficult for the cat to get in and out of the litter box, may also be a cause. Cats can hide discomfort and health problems so if notice unusual behavior take your cat to the vet to see if a health condition may be causing the problem. Treatment can help prevent further litter box problems. Watch for these specific types of problems or signs of a possible problem. Continue reading