Feline Dental Care

Proper feline dental care is a vital part of cat health care. When plaque and tarter build up on a cat’s teeth unhealthy bacteria start to outnumber the healthy bacteria increasing the opportunity for disease and various cat health problems. This bacteria can be absorbed into the bloodstream where it can circulate and start to accumulate in the liver, kidney or heart tissue.

Keeping your cat’s teeth and gums healthy not only helps control bad breath it also helps prevent periodontal disease, joint problems and more serious cat health problems like liver or kidney disease and heart conditions. Continue reading

Common Cat Health Problems

Cat health problems can be genetic or a result of factors out of your control, but I can’t stress enough the importance of a healthy feline diet and the availability of fresh water when talking about cat health care. A healthy, species appropriate feline diet can go a long way towards prevention of some of the more common cat health problems.

Knowing this ahead of time can create a much happier life for you and your feline friend by decreasing the human and cat stress that go along with cat illnesses, as well as the unpleasant frequent and often costly trips to the vet.

If you notice specific symptoms or if you suspect your furry friend isn’t feeling well consult your vet. Here are some of the more common health issues to watch for. Continue reading

Anitra Frazier & The New Natural Cat

Years ago Frazier worked for a vet who sent her to homes to groom cats. While she was grooming she noticed a host of problems from dull coats to allergies, eating disorders and communication problems. By working with the vet, paying close attention to the cats and working with the cat’s parents she started finding solutions to some the problems she was coming across.

Her book, The New Natural Cat, has been an important resource guide for many cat parents, especially those who are open to an alternative approach to caring for their companion. The updated version discusses all aspects of caring for a cat including feeding a natural or holistic cat food. Continue reading

Organic Cat Food

Have you already made the switch to natural or organic cat food, or are you considering it? You’re not alone. More and more people are carefully considering what they put in their pet’s food dishes. Since people are eating more organic themselves it makes a lot of sense they would choose organic for their furry family members as well.

As you start doing research you’ll see references to natural cat foods and organic cat foods. What’s the difference? They’re both considered premium cat food, but they do have specific differences. Continue reading

Is Your Cat Drinking Enough?

The more I study a natural feline diet and general cat health care the more I understand how essential a high-quality feline diet is, but how little it’s actually talked about. You really have to do some research to get … Continue reading

Basic Cat Health Care

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

Dr. Pitcairn & Natural Cat Health Care

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