As the mercury rises across the nation, so too do summertime hazards. Preventing these hazards can help maintain the carefree days of summer. The Outdoor World Some people decide to allow their cat outdoors in warmer weather. This can result in fights with another pet. For their safety as well as your cat's, either keep your cat on a leash or only allow him outdoors when supervised.
Category Keeping your cat healthy
If you’re like many cat owners, you strive to maintain your feline’s health and well-being. Yet one of the most overlooked problem areas is literally right under your cat’s nose. For many species, healthy teeth represent a sign of strong overall health, and your cat is no exception.
It's nothing short of exceptional. Your cat's sense of hearing is that good - and vastly superior to that of humans. Functioning like mini satellite dishes, his ears move back and forth as he listens intently and pinpoints the source of a particular sound. Cats can hear high-frequency sounds we simply cannot.
It’s nothing short of exceptional. Your cat’s sense of hearing is that good – and vastly superior to that of humans. Functioning like mini satellite dishes, his ears move back and forth as he listens intently and pinpoints the source of a particular sound. Cats can hear high-frequency sounds we simply cannot.
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Confession time: How often do you concern yourself with your pet's pearly whites? If you're like most dog and cat owners, the answer is infrequently, if at all. In fact, by some estimates only 1 percent of pet owners brush their dog or cat's teeth with any degree of regularity. This stunning statistic is not meant to serve as an indictment of dental-neglecting pet owners, but rather illustrate that we're all in this together.
An ounce of prevention can go a long way. If you're like many dog and cat owners, your pets are like children, and observing them suffering from an injury or illness is downright excruciating. After all, we want our pets to enjoy a similar level of happiness as they bring to our lives. While we'll ultimately never have total control over ensuring health and well-being for our canines and felines, the preventative care measures you take can have a profound effect on everything from extending your pet's lifespan to reducing your annual veterinary expenditures.
They’re everywhere and it’s up to you to stop them. Your feline friend unknowingly depends on you to protect his health and comfort level from the vast number of parasitic creatures that prey on cats. In fact, parasite control represents one of the most important preventative health measures you can undertake as a cat owner to help maintain your meowing companion’s well-being.
Remember the song Smelly Cat from the television show Friends ? One of the reasons that song became so iconic was because it was funny. Another reason? It spoke the truth. As much as we love them, our feline friends can certainly leave behind odors - around the house and on their bodies. The biggest culprit is their eliminations and the litter boxes that contain them.
Declawing cats is an incredibly controversial topic. There are people who adamantly refuse to have the procedure performed on their cats, and there are even veterinarians who won’t perform the procedure in their offices. If can be hard to differentiate between the facts about declawing cats and the misconceptions.
It’s widely known that outdoor cats live shorter lives than inside cats. Cats that live their lives predominately outside are exposed to more dangers and risks because they’re constantly out in the wild where anything can happen. Keeping outdoor cats warm is an important factor of winter cat safety that should be addressed sooner rather than later.
Your cat is a part of the family, but now you wonder if it's safe to keep her if you're pregnant. If this is a concern of yours, and it is a common one, you can relax. Your kitty can stay right where she belongs. Cats and pregnancy can mix. However, there are some precautions you will want to take if you are pregnant.
An integral part of feline social behavior revolves around sexual reproduction. Sexual development in cats begins at puberty. The age at which puberty begins differs between the sexes and between individuals and breeds. Sexual and sex-linked behaviors are important to males and females with respect to procreation.
You name it and cats can get into it. Some cats will actually seek out things to chew, eat, or destroy. If this sounds familiar, you should be aware that there are many items in your house that can be toxic to cats. While it’s alright for your cat to eat things that aren’t toxic like catnip or mint, it’s good to be aware of what your cat is getting into to make sure she’s not putting herself at risk.
As humans are packing away their winter coats and sweaters, cats are preparing for warmer weather by shedding. The shedding cycle of cats in spring can really derail your cleaning plans - and if you are one of the estimated 10 percent of the population with pet allergies, it can signal the beginning of sneezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose.
If your cat just had surgery, or has one planned, you’ve got some work ahead of you. Whether it’s a routine procedure or something more serious, taking care of your cat after surgery requires a lot of attention and a lot of love. Any time your cat has surgery, the recovery can be a difficult process.
Is your kitty spoiled? Even though you treat her like the Queen of Sheba, she probably acts like she could use a little extra coddling. You can pamper your pet by giving her massages, making special treats, and showing her videos of birds tweeting and chipmunks racing across a forest. Or, you could go the extra mile and take her to the spa to get a pawdicure.
Your cat's feces might not have the expressive qualities of the poop emoji or the singing skills of Mr. Hankey from South Park, but they can still tell you a lot about your cat's health. When you clean the litter box, you're preventing odors from stinking up your house and giving your cat a hygienic place in which to do his business, but you're also getting the opportunity to monitor your cat's wellness.
To get the most out of your visit with your veterinarian, ask questions. The answers and advice you receive will help you to provide the best possible care for your kitty. Here is a list of questions to consider: 1. How much does he or she weigh? Find out what your kitten or cat weights and make note of it.
You might think that overweight cats are cute; the more cat there is, the more to love. But your cat being obese can be the cause of many serious, and seriously expensive, medical concerns. It might be tempting to let your kitty pack on the pounds through yummy treats and pampering, but those extra pounds could be cutting into the years that you'll have with your cat.
Has your cat lost her meow? She's probably not invoking a vow of silence to protest the lack of wet food in her life; there might be something very wrong with your silent kitty. A cat losing her meow is one of the most obvious signs of Cat Laryngitis. Just like with humans, Cat Laryngitis can make it painful for your kitty to communicate using her voice.