Today we are swamped with a huge number of flea products which can be somewhat confusing for cat owners. No that no flea control method will work if you don’t treat your house and garden at the same time. As only 5% of fleas actually live on your cat, the rest of the flea population is in the environment, both cat and home must be treated at the same time.
At some point, you may be faced with the prospect of caring for an orphaned kitten, which may be a result of a queen (mother cat) having more kittens than she can care for, having passed away, rejecting the kittens or you may find a motherless kitten.
Kittens are a wonderful addition to every home but there are some things you should know before you adopt a kitten. This includes information on the best age to adopt a kitten, what do you need to buy, what food should your kitten eat and how to care for your new kitten.
Mats are solid clumps of tangled fur and longhaired cats, in particular, can be prone to matting if they are not brushed regularly. These are not just unsightly but actually cause pain and discomfort to your cat. As the hair mats, it forms a clump which eventually begins to pull on the skin. The longer the mat remains, the larger and more painful it becomes.
Most cats do not require a regular bath as they are exceptionally clean animals who as any cat owner would know, can happily spend hours a day grooming themselves. Unlike many breeds of dog, I have found that cats don’t typically have much of an odour except for a warm fur smell, which is not unpleasant.
Cats are a popular pet because they are relatively easy to care for, they don’t need a daily walk, they are clean and they don’t need a lot of space. They are mostly self-sufficient animals who require only a few basics to keep them happy, healthy and well cared for.
People regularly join our forums seeking medical advice on a sick pet they can’t afford veterinary care for. Unfortunately, nobody online, not even veterinarians can safely diagnose a sick pet via the Internet. The only way to obtain proper medical care is to see a veterinarian. But what does the pet owner do if they … Read more
What causes tear staining in cats?
Also known as epiphora, tear staining is caused by an abnormal overflow of tears from the eyes, which often results in unsightly staining of the fur around the eyes. There are several causes for this including:
With summer fast approaching, now is a good time to look at some summertime tips which will help make life just that little bit more comfortable and safer for our feline family members.
Heatstroke and dehydration are real dangers, especially in summer.