Tag: cat health

Household Items That Are Toxic to Cats

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It’s true, curiosity really can kill your cat. Normal, seemingly harmless materials around your home can be lethal to your beloved kitty. Even small amounts of these substances can cause severe reactions, even death. It’s best to keep these items out of your home, or stored where even the most adventurous cat can never access…

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Should You Give Your Cat a Bath?

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Many kitty parents often wonder whether or not they need to bathe and groom their cat. The assumption is often a resounding “NO” and well, that’s almost true. Cats are excellently self-sufficient when it comes to the bathing and grooming process. In fact, the house cat has physical adaptations to help him to do it…

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Why Every Cat Needs to Go to the Vet Every Year

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It’s that time of year again – vet time, and you’re not looking forward to coaxing your cat into their carrier, hauling them to the vet’s office, and praying they don’t bite or scratch their nice doctor. Your cat seems perfectly healthy… can’t you just skip it this year? Approximately half of domestic felines in…

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How to Protect Your Pets from Fleas, Ticks, and Mosquitoes

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While it’s important to keep your pets safe from fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes year-round, these pests thrive as the weather gets warmer. It’s a good time to make sure your pets are protected. Remember: many flea and tick products made for dogs are NOT safe for cats. Essential oils can be dangerous to animals if…

| Dogs, Cats

What to Do When Your Cat Goes on a Hunger Strike

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Is every mealtime a battle between you and your cat? Or are they suddenly refusing the food they used to love? When your cat goes on a hunger strike, they’re trying to tell you something. It’s up to you to find out what’s triggering their anorexia so you can hear those big, happy meows at…

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How to Tell If Your Pets Are Overweight + Get Healthy Tips

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Chubby animals are arguably cuter – but facts show that they don’t live as long. According to PetObesityPrevention.org, at least 58% of cats and 52% of dogs are overweight or obese. Overweight animals are prone to heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and kidney failure. Their heft makes it harder for them to bounce back after injury…

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