Medical Causes of Inappropriate Urination in Cats

Medical causes of inappropriate urination in cats
  • Arthritis
  • Declawing
  • Cystitis
  • Bladder stones
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Hyperthyroidism

Inappropriate urination occurs when a cat urinates outside the litter tray which may have a behavioural or medical cause. Medical causes can be further divided into pain, increased urine production, increased urgency to urinate and cognitive dysfunction.

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Is Lysol Toxic to Cats?

Is Lysol toxic to cats?

Lysol is a popular disinfectant (chemical agents designed to inactivate or destroy microorganisms on inert surfaces). The active ingredient in many Lysol products is benzalkonium chloride (BAC), a wide-spectrum cationic detergent and a quaternary ammonium compound (QAC). Benzalkonium is present in many household products including cleaners, mould removers and disinfectants.

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Can Cats Eat Raw Chicken?

Can cats eat raw chicken?

Cats can and will get into into human food if given the oppertunity which can have serious consequences if they eat the wrong food. Raw chicken left out to defrost is an appealing snack to most cats while humans naturally baulk at the idea. But, can cats eat raw chicken and what should you do if your cat eats some?

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Is Poison Ivy Toxic to Cats?

Is poison ivy toxic to cats?

Is poison ivy toxic to cats? Poison ivy is non-toxic to cats, however, it is toxic to humans and other primates. The toxic property is urushiol (pronounced you-roo-shee-all) a colourless, odourless oil compound which causes an allergic response upon skin exposure to the irritant sap. All parts of the plant are toxic including the leaves, … Read more

Caring For A Cat’s Paws

Caring for a cat's paws

The cat’s paws are made up of the soft paw pads which act as a cushion for the load-bearing front and hind limbs, the toes (or digits) and claws which are made of a hard protein called keratin with the quick located inside the claw, that is made up of nerves and blood vessels.

Cats are quadrupeds and digitigrade which means they have four feet and walk on their toes without the heel touching the ground. When walking, they directly register by placing the rear foot directly in the spot the forefoot was.

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