Zantac (Ranitidine) For Cats

Zantac for cats

Zantac (ranitidine) is an over the counter medication in the family of histamine H2 receptor blockers (antagonist). It works by preventing the binding of histamine at the receptor on the parietal cells in the stomach, reducing gastric acid output. Zantac also has prokinetic properties, which enhances gastric motility (contractions of the smooth muscles in the gastrointestinal tract).

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Cat Fleas – How To Get Rid Of Cat Fleas

How to get rid of cat fleas

Cat fleas at a glance About: Cat fleas are a common parasite that lives on the fur and skin of cats, feeding on the cat’s blood. Transmission: Cats become infested when they come into contact with fleas in the environment, another animal, or even when humans bring fleas inside. Fleas not only cause discomfort but … Read more

Cats and Essential Oils – Are They Safe?

Cats and essential oils

What are essential oils? Essential oils are plant-based oils obtained by plants by distillation or cold pressing. They contain a mixture of volatile chemical compounds, which become liquid at room temperature and quickly evaporate when heated. Essential oils are popular as a food flavouring, fragrance, insect repellents and for their therapeutic effects. But are essential … Read more

Herbs Non-Toxic to Cats

Herbs non-toxic to cats

Herbs non-toxic to cats at a glance Basil Catnip Chervil Coriander Dill Fennel Lemon balm Rosemary Sage Savory (summer) Savory (winter) Thyme Herbs are a group of plants whose leaves, seeds or flowers are used to flavour food. While cats are more discriminating than dogs, they don’t automatically know which plants are toxic or non-toxic. … Read more

Fear Free Treatment For Pets

Fear-free

  Fear Free is a new initiative which is gaining traction among veterinarians as well as other pet-related industries (nurses, pet groomers) — designed by Dr Marty Becker and the late Dr Sophia Yin. The goal is to provide a fear-free environment during veterinary visits. Most pet lovers are painfully aware of how much fear, … Read more