Many pet owners who have a newly adopted kitten will discover that for something so little and cute, they can produce some rather smelly feces which goes beyond the usual odour one would expect from cat feces.
At a glance
- Cognitive changes (confusion, aggression, anxiety)
- Loss of interest
- Changes in personality
- Sleeping more
- Grooming less
- Eating and drinking less (or not at all)
Dying is a process in which physical signs and behavioural changes occur. In this article, we will take a look at the dying behaviour of cats and what you can do to help.
The final phase of dying is known as active dying, where the body begins the process of shutting down. During this time, many changes are occurring, including changes in the cat’s behaviour.
What is a CT scan? A CT scan, also known as computed tomography scan, or CAT scan (Computed Assisted Tomography) is an advanced non-invasive medical imaging technique. The procedure uses a combination of x-ray imaging and a digital computer to produce detailed 3-dimensional images of the bones and tissues inside the body. In some patients, … Read more
Cats are obligate carnivores, which means they depend on meat and fat for their survival. Some carnivores such as canines and bears can also obtain nutrients from plants; however, cats are hypercarnivores who require a diet of at least 70% meat. A cat’s digestive system has evolved to require a meat-based diet; they cannot properly digest plants.
Cats may consume the occasional plant matter such as chewing on catnip, grass or vegetation in the stomach of prey (for those that hunt). Fruit and vegetables may contain micro-nutrients, but as a whole, are not necessary to include in your cat’s diet. Cats are unable to taste sweet stimuli.
1. Primordial pouch The standout article of the year was a short piece explaining the unusual flap of skin a large number of cats have on their belly which is often incorrectly assumed to be due to weight gain. Pet owners have several names for the primordial pouch including spay sway, belly flap, apron and … Read more
January 2019 2nd January – Happy Mew Years Day 2nd January – National Pet Safety Travel Day (US) 22nd January – Answer Your Cat’s Question Day 24th January – Change a Pet’s Life Day Glaucoma Awareness Month Thyroid Awareness Month (US) February 2019 4th February – World Cancer Day 14th February – Pet Theft Awareness … Read more
Anybody who follows our Facebook page will have seen the many photos of our cat Norman, lying on his back. No matter how many times I see it, it never gets old. Norman will flop down anywhere and at any time on his back.
Norman will lie on his back when he is awake or asleep. While definitely not unheard of, lying on the back is less common than other positions, especially when sleeping.
Christmas is a few days away and many of us have our homes decorated with trees, wreaths and Christmas plants. We take a look at which Christmas plants are safe and which plants are toxic to cats.
Is holly toxic to cats? Holly is toxic to cats. The toxic principles are saponin glycosides, methylxanthines, and cyanogens. Saponin glycosides which are found in the highest concentration on the young leaves and green berries (fruit) of the holly plant. Saponins can cause death in red blood cells as well as changes in the permeability … Read more
We have recently had a spate of thunderstorms and when they occur, there is an increasing number of calls for help from people whose cats and dogs have run away. The loud noises which come with not only thunder but also fireworks (which sound similar to thunder) can trigger extreme fear and anxiety in our pets.