Although there are standard treatment options for diabetes, diabetic cats can be difficult to treat and every cat responds differently to a given treatment plan. After confirming the diagnosis and determining if your pet has any other health concerns, your veterinarian or Banfield doctor will most likely begin treatment with a diet change and insulin.
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There are two main types of diabetes mellitus and cats typically suffer from a combination of both.
Pets are often victims in man-made or natural disasters. Whether we experience them in our own communities or watch them unfold on national TV, we want to reach out and help them, but may be unsure how to do so.
Here are some general tips on how you can help pet victims in the event of an emergency:
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Yes! Home dental care is one of the best ways to help keep your cat's teeth and gums healthy. Use a moistened, soft, pet toothbrush or child's toothbrush, finger toothbrush, gauze around a finger or a cotton swab. Be sure to use pet toothpaste - no human toothpaste, baking soda or salt.
Start a complete flea control program immediately. An effective flea control program MUST address three points: treatment of the pet (or pets), the entire house (and car or motor home), and the yard (deck, garage, etc.). All pets that can contract fleas MUST be treated (fish, birds, reptiles and small and furry pets don't need treatment). There are many safe & Read more �
Many cats eat in cycles, a trait passed down from wild ancestors that hunted for food. Don't mistake these peaks and valleys as signs that your cat dislikes its food. Switching pet food brands frequently in response to your cat's whims can reinforce bad eating habits and create finicky eaters.
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Introducing your new cat to other family members requires some planning, especially if the family includes children or other pets. And if they don't already know, all household members should be shown how to safely handle a cat.
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Cats have a natural love for vertical exploration as well as amazing jumping abilities, as most Pet Parents have witnessed. But, for safety's sake, sometimes keeping your cat from jumping onto certain places may be in order, for example, a hot stove or a bucket on a kitchen counter filled with a cleaning solution.
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Many cat owners are discovering that providing their cat with live greenery to nibble on is a safe and healthy way to bring a taste of the outdoors to their indoor cat.
Cat owners may be surprised when they see their carnivorous feline indulging in greenery. PetSmart’s feline expert and veterinarian Dr. Robyn Jaynes, says that Pet Parents frequently ask why & Read more �