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).
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
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
Cats are susceptible to several skin conditions, and many skin diseases have similar symptoms. To determine the type and underlying cause of the skin problem, several diagnostic tests are available. We look at common tests used to diagnose skin conditions in 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
Always speak to your veterinarian before administering any medications to your cat.
Dosage is based on a 5 kg (11 lb) cat.
A reference for normal ranges in cats and kittens as well as timelines including pregnancy, kitten development, teething, worming, and vaccinations.
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Fear Free is a new initiative that 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