A great deal of time and thought must be given to bringing a cat into the home. A cat can live for 15+ years. Have you discussed obtaining a cat with the rest of the family? It is important that everybody should be happy to adopt a new family member.
Cat emergencies that can’t wait at a glance
- Difficulty breathing
- Extreme lethargy
- Sudden paralysis
- Venomous bite
- Trauma (even if the cat appears well)
- Difficult or painful urination
- Odd-sized pupils
- Heavy or unexplained bleeding
- Difficulty giving birth
- Wobbly (drunken) gait
Unlike dogs, cats have a reputation for being somewhat fussy when it comes to food. I think this is somewhat of a misnomer. Cats aren’t intentionally fussy, there’s always a reason why a cat becomes fussy over food. This article looks at common causes of food rejection in cats and what you can do to overcome this.
What do cats drink at a glance?
- Clean, fresh water for cats and kittens who have weaned.
- Young kittens need milk, either from their mother or if orphaned/rejected, a milk supplement (if a foster mother can’t be found).
Why replace cat products?
Over time, many of the products you use for your cat will suffer from wear or tear. In some cases, this can reduce their effectiveness or potentially become a hazard to the cat.
Loss of appetite is a common and worrying problem for cat owners. It is a common symptom of sickness and one which can quickly become life-threatening. This article looks at what you can do to get your cat to eat.
When a cat stops eating, the body begins to use fat stores as fuel. These fat stores are sent to the liver, to be broken down to supply nutrients. Unfortunately, the liver sometimes becomes overwhelmed and is unable to process this fat as quickly as necessary, leading to a build-up of fat in the liver, which interferes with normal liver function. This condition is known as hepatic lipidosis.
Every cat carer should routinely check and have their ears cleaned when necessary. This way, problems can be found early.
What is pica?
The word pica comes from the Latin word for magpie, which is known to eat almost anything. Pica in cats is a potentially serious condition where they have an abnormal compulsion to eat non-food substances such as clothing, plastic, wool etc. The preferred food choice is generally reserved for the same object.
Over-grooming is a stress-related disorder and can be classified as obsessive-compulsive behaviour. During grooming, endorphins (hormones that make your cat happy) are released, making grooming a pleasurable and relaxing pursuit. So it seems quite natural that when the cat becomes stressed, he attempts to calm himself down by pursuing a relaxing activity such as grooming.
A common complaint among cat lovers is that their cats keep them awake on a night. We hope to address how you can change your cat’s sleeping habits so that you are all in sync. The cat’s sleep cycle It is important to understand that cats are naturally crepuscular, meaning they are most active at … Read more