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
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
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