Indoor (House) Plants Non-Toxic to Cats

Indoor plants non-toxic to cats

Non-toxic plants at a glance Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera spp.) Orchid (Orchidaceae spp.) Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum) African violet (Saintpaulia spp.) Hypoestes (Hypoestes spp.) Wax plant (Hoya spp.) Cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana) Maidenhair fern (Adiantum spp.) Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata) Polka dot plant (Hypoestes spp.) Nerve plant (fittonia albivenis) Bamboo (Bambusoideae spp. … Read more

Immunosuppressive Therapy For Cats

Immunosuppressive therapy for cats

The cat’s immune system plays a vital role in protecting the cat from pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungal infections. However, sometimes, it goes awry and attacks its own tissues or cells. Immunosuppressive therapy is a treatment to suppress the immune system to manage autoimmune disorders and inflammation. The cause of autoimmune diseases … Read more

Storage Mites in Dry Cat Food

Storage mite allergy in cats

What are storage mites?

Storage mites (also called grain mites, mould mites and cheese mites) are a close relative to the more well-known dust mite. They feed finely ground grains, wheat germ, yeast, cheese, powdered milk, flour, dry dog and cat food as well as mould spores which grow on food.

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How To Socialise A Kitten And Why It Is Important

How to socialise a kitten

The adult personality of a kitten is mostly determined in the first sixteen weeks of a kitten’s life. During this crucial time, proper socialisation, as well as experiences, will help to shape the personality of the cat as it moves into adulthood. What exactly is proper socialisation, and how do we make sure we are giving a kitten the best possible chance to develop into a happy and well-adjusted adult?

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Fecal Transplant For Cats

Fecal transplant in cats

What is a fecal transplant?

Also called a fecal microbiota transplant or FMT, a fecal transplant is a therapy which shows promise for treating several conditions including chronic diarrhea and inflammatory bowel in humans and animals. The treatment uses the stool from a healthy donor, and transplants it into the patient, to restore microflora in the intestinal tract.

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Pepcid (Famotidine) For Cats

Pepcid for cats

At a glance

  • Drug Name: Famotidine
  • Common names: Pepcid
  • Drug type: H2 Receptor Antagonist
  • Uses: Decrease stomach acid
  • Species: Humans, dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, small mammals
  • Administered: Oral
  • Availability: Non-prescription and prescription

Pepcid or Pepcid AC (famotidine) is a class of medicine known as a histamine 2 blocker or histamine H₂ receptor antagonist. It works by inhibiting the production of stomach acid by blocking histamine receptors in the stomach that are responsible for triggering acid production, by doing so, the cat’s gastrointestinal tract has time to heal from ulcers or inflammation.

Pepcid is not labelled for use in cats but is commonly prescribed by veterinarians as an extra-label medication.

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