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

Holistic Cat Food

Because nutrition is the foundation for a healthy pet, holistic pet food companies develop foods that balance proteins fats, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates into a food that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Holistic pet food companies take a step above organic cat food because believe in healthy pet food that is nutritionally balanced while also promoting a whole-life approach to caring for pets. The belief is that balancing all parts of an animal’s life will allow them to thrive.

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Feline Worms

If you have a cat or a new kitten it’s important to know a little about the main feline worms that can cause problems for cats. Understanding the symptoms, how they are contracted and how to get rid of them is an important part of caring for your feline friend. Some of these worms can cause serious health problems so a little knowledge about this issue and proper treatment can go a long way. Continue reading

Feline Constipation

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