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
Fleas not only make your cat extremely uncomfortable, but flea infestation and flea bites can also cause allergic reactions, feline worms or anemia. Flea treatment for cats is important whether you use natural flea control or conventional treatments.
When waging the war against fleas it’s important to treat the 3 areas they inhabit: your cat, your home and your cat’s outdoor environment. For every flea you see there are likely a hundred flea eggs, flea larvae and flea pupae, in your home and yard on their way to full flea maturity. These eggs, larvae and pupae are found Continue reading
Truly healthy cat food consists of a foods that are natural to your cat’s biology, meaning high protein with low but quality carbohydrates. The food she eats should promote wellness and help keep her immune system strong. It also means feeding your cat at least some moist food and not all dry kibble. For some people this means a raw food diet for cats. But if you’re not quite ready for that you can easily find a variety of premium cat foods including natural cat food from companies that pay close attention to the true biological needs of your cat. Continue reading
There are a few different types of skin conditions that can cause problems for your cat, feline allergies being one of these skin conditions. Feline allergies often causes a cat to scratch, itch or bite. Allergies in cats aren’t the only things that will cause these reactions in the skin, but they are the most common cause of these symptoms.
The allergy may not cause an instant reaction, but it may develop over time and repeated exposure. Cats, like us humans, can be allergic to a number of things. Allergens can include: Continue reading