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Feeding the Pregnant Cat
Keeping your cat healthy

Feeding the Pregnant Cat

Good nutrition and a balanced diet are essential elements for good health in a cat. And that is especially true in the pregnant cat. Overfeeding or underfeeding at certain times during your cat's pregnancy can be detrimental to her as well as her developing kittens. When feeding the pregnant cat, people tend to overfeed early in pregnancy and not feed enough when the cat is nursing.

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The Feline Reproductive Cycle

As the weather warms and the days grow longer, predictably, veterinarians experience a rash of phone calls from panicked owners concerning the sudden onset of odd behaviors in their pets. Oftentimes, they report a decreased appetite, whining, crying, frequent urination or odd postural reactions. A spring virus?
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Nasal or Injectable - Which Vaccine is Best for Your Cat?

Recently, vaccination has become a very controversial subject. Gone are the simple days when your pet would receive a series of kitten shots and then shots every year. This was the typical method used to keep our pets healthy. But, with the advent of cancers and immune diseases thought to be associated with vaccination, the route of vaccine has become a hot topic.
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Feeding the Pregnant Cat

Good nutrition and a balanced diet are essential elements for good health in a cat. And that is especially true in the pregnant cat. Overfeeding or underfeeding at certain times during your cat's pregnancy can be detrimental to her as well as her developing kittens. When feeding the pregnant cat, people tend to overfeed early in pregnancy and not feed enough when the cat is nursing.
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What is Dental Tartar… and How Do I Prevent it in Cats?

Dogs and cats get most of the dental problems that we can get including dental plaque tartar, gum and tooth disease. First, lets understand the differences between plaque, tartar and periodontal disease and then we will discuss how to prevent them. Plaque Dental plaque is a sticky substance that covers the teeth consisting of bacteria, saliva, food particles and epithelial cells.
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Top Medical Reasons To Groom Your Cat

Keeping your cat healthy means paying regular attention to bathing, grooming and brushing. Even cats with short hair will benefit from this often overlooked aspect of his health. Grooming does more than just make your cat look and smell nice. Here are the top medical reasons why regular grooming will help your cat stay healthy and feel better.
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Fighting Ear Mites in Your Cat

Have you ever seen a cat with ear mites? Chances are you have. The animal shakes his head and scratches his ears excessively, and there is usually an unpleasant odor from the ears. Ear mites are the most common mite to infest cats - almost 90 percent of all cats become infested - and they are very contagious, usually spreading to most cats in the household.
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Dental Products for Cats

Many owners want to start their pets on the road to good dental health but struggle to choose the right dental product. Good dental hygiene starts with a healthy mouth, which is why owners should have their pets' teeth and gums checked by their veterinarian. At home, it is important to remember not to use human toothpaste or baking soda.
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Flea Products for Your Cat: Use Extreme Caution

Fleas. The plight of the household pet. Fleas are frustrating and annoying insects that thrive on our pets and make them miserable. But getting rid of these pesky creatures is often a difficult process. If you use a commercial product on your cat, it is critical that you take extreme caution by using only products designated for cats .
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What Are Prescription Diets for Cats?

Nutrition is an important part of your pet's life. Without adequate proteins, minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients, your pet's health can suffer. It has also been found that providing the proper balance of nutrients can also help in certain disease processes. Prescription diets are specially formulated diets to help in the treatment and care of pets with certain ailments or diseases.
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Winter Cat Care

Because of space limitations or personal preference, some people choose to keep their cats outdoors. For outdoor cats, special care must be provided to protect them as much as possible. Unfortunately, outdoor cats have a significantly shorter life span than those living indoors. They face increased exposure to contagious diseases, battles with other cats and outdoor animals, and traumatic accidents (such as being hit by a car).
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Pregnancy in Cats

Pregnancy is the period of gestation when the young are developing in the mother's uterus. Normal gestation in cats is 58 to 68 days (the average is 63 days). The litter size in cats varies from one kitten to more than 10. Litter sizes are often smaller in young and old animals and largest when the mother is around three to four years of age.
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Heathy Cat Treats

Obesity in cats is a major health concern. Just as with people, obesity can lead to very serious health problems. Diabetes, pancreatitis, arthritis and heart disease are just a few of the problems that can be caused by or worsened if your pet is overweight. While many pets are fortunate to stay naturally slim, there are those who seem to get fat with little effort.
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Baking For The Holidays for Your Cat

The holidays are around the corner - time to get ready for the season! While you are planning your baked treats for family and friends, try baking some for your kitty, too. Fish-tive Holiday Pretzels 3/4 cup canned tuna or salmon, drained well 1/4 cup warm water 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup whole-wheat flour Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
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What To Do if You Find a Lost Cat

Did you find a loose cat? First of all, thank you for getting involved and probably saving his life. Secondly, no matter what condition he's in, assume that he's lost, not stray. Many cats can stay lost on the streets for weeks, months, and even years, so move forward with the assumption that you've found someone's lost cat, and it's your job to reunite them.
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Kitten and Cat Dangers Every Cat Lover Should Know

Cats are naturally curious (you've certainly heard that old saying about “curiosity killing the cat”), and they frequently find ways to get into trouble in way that we humans can't even imagine until we discover them in yet more mischief. This can be cute sometimes, but it's truly devastating when a cat gets hurt because their owner simply didn't perceive the danger in a situation.
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Dangerous Home Care Remedies to Cats!

Every so often I find myself treated to an interesting story about someone's grandma's "famous" home remedy or some culture or another's preferred unguent, balm, salve or snake oil. Though not invariably dangerous, the bulk of these cures and creams suffer from the questionable status that arises from being wholly untested.
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The Doctor's Directions for Your Cat: Are You Following Them?

Are You Following Your Vet's Instructions for Your Cat? You've got your cat in one hand, a box of pills in the other, and your veterinarian's instructions running through your head. You suddenly realize that taking your pet to the vet was the easy part. For many, giving their cat medication prescribed by their veterinarian is intimidating, especially after a trip to the vet.
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How to Give a Cat a Bath

Bathing is an important part of the grooming process for some cats, but many are able to keep themselves quite clean and may never require bathing. For some, bathing keeps the coat clean, reduces parasite infections and can even make life easier on those who are allergic to cats. For cats whose lives will include frequent baths, start bathing them when they are kittens, or as early in their lives as possible.
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Chow Time: A Guide to Feeding Your Cat

Diet is the foundation of good health for most living things, and your cat is no different. While Garfield can get away with eating lasagna at every meal, your feline operates in a world where poor nutritional choices have consequences. What and when you feed your cat can have a profound impact on his health and well-being.
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Cats and Mental Health - What You Need to Know

They’re fascinating creatures, to say the least. The unique mannerisms and quirkiness of cats have long been popular topics of conversation, both for feline owners and animal behaviorists. From hoarding tendencies to infatuation with catnip, felines demonstrate many behavioral traits that prove interesting to observe and analyze.
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