Is your cat at risk?
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) can be spread through the placenta before birth, through the mother's milk, or from an infected cat, usually through bite wounds or breeding. Keeping your cat indoors and away from infected cats is the best way to avoid the risk of FIV infection. Keeping your Pet indoors also minimizes the chances & Read more �
Obesity in cats is becoming an ever-increasing problem as cats become more popular pets. Better quality diets such as premium advanced nutrition foods, while good for the overall health of your cat, can lead to obesity if the cat is an overeater. And while living indoors keeps your cat safe from loss, injury and disease, they may not be getting & Read more �
Feline Toxoplasmosis is a intestinal parasite that can infect cats that eat small animals, birds, or other sources of raw meat that contain the Toxoplasma cysts. In the cats intestine, the cyst stages develop into eggs. The eggs are shed in the cat's feces, where they develop further. When material containing the eggs or cysts are eaten by the cat, & Read more �
Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS) is a disease of the urinary bladder and urethra in cats. Female cats develop signs of cystitis (inflammation of the bladder). These symptoms can include: Frequent urination, passing small amounts of bloody urine, and sometimes, cats will urinate outside the litter box.
Male cats show signs of cystitis and may show signs of urethral obstruction. Urethral & Read more �
Indoors-Only is Best
Researchers estimate that indoor-only cats live almost twice as long as cats allowed outdoors. The single best way you can ensure that your cat has a long, healthy life is to keep it indoors. The following are just a few of the many dangers your cat will face if you let it outside.
Virtually all puppies have some degree of internal parasitism, and proper treatment can have a tremendous influence on the puppy's overall health and development. In addition, some canine parasites can have serious adverse health effects on people, particularly children. We will limit ourselves to discussing intestinal parasites, but there are parasites that infect the respiratory and urinary systems as well. & Read more �
Affected cats are either born with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) or they acquire it, usually by inhaling or ingesting the virus. Younger cats and cats with weakened immune systems are more likely to get the disease. Keeping your Pet indoors helps prevent exposure.
Playful activities, including climbing, wrestling, rolling and biting contribute to a kitten's social development. Play fights in particular teach kittens limits early on. For example, as kittens experience bites and scratches from their frisky siblings, they learn to reduce the intensity of their own attacks. In fact, it's common to see kittens rushing toward littermates only to veer away or & Read more �
The Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV) is a small contagious virus that causes many different forms of cancer in cats. When a susceptible cat comes in contact with an infected cat or its contaminated saliva, urine, or feces, infection results.
A good veterinarian will help you with many different concerns you may have about your pet from the appropriate diet, to the appropriate vaccinations, their general health and any behavioral problems you may experience with your pet. Therefore, it's important to find a vet you feel comfortable with in caring for your pet. This article gives you some pointers on & Read more �