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11 Cat Emergencies That Need Immediate Veterinary Attention

15 Jul

The following list is designed to help you recognize feline emergencies that always warrant an immediate trip to the vet.

via 11 Cat Emergencies That Need Immediate Veterinary Attention | Catster.

FIV Infection on the Rise: Know the Facts – The Conscious Cat

27 Jun

FIV is a lentivirus, which means it moves very slowly, and it gradually affects a cat’s immune system. It is passed from cat to cat through blood transfusions and serious, penetrating bite wounds. FIV cannot be transmitted to humans.

via FIV Infection on the Rise: Know the Facts – The Conscious Cat.

Consumer Updates > Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets

24 Jun

Pet owners need to be cautious about using flea and tick products safely, says Ann Stohlman, V.M.D., a veterinarian in the Food and Drug Administration’s FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine. “You need to take the time to carefully read the label, the package insert, and any accompanying literature to make sure you’re using the product correctly.”

via Consumer Updates > Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

Cat Illnesses: Symptoms to Watch For

11 Jun

At those times, knowing that I could have saved their beloved cat’s life had I examined him a month or week or even a day earlier is difficult for me to face and heart-wrenching for the owner.

via Cat Illnesses: Symptoms to Watch For.

Prevention key with feline heartworm disease

10 Jun

Most dog owners are aware that infected mosquitoes can transmit deadly heartworm disease to dogs, but fewer people know the disease can affect cats as well.

via U of I pet column: Prevention key with feline heartworm disease – The Daily Journal: Local Columnists.

Ask a Behaviorist: 3 Common Myths About Cats | Catster

6 Jun

Here are three common stereotypes that are wrong and potentially harmful — and the truths that dispel them:

via Ask a Behaviorist: 3 Common Myths About Cats | Catster.

Who Gets Custody of the Cat in a Divorce? – The Conscious Cat

3 Jun

Many cat guardians consider cats as family members, and cat custody can turn into a battle very much like child custody.

via Who Gets Custody of the Cat in a Divorce? – The Conscious Cat.

Understanding scratching behavior in cats

14 May

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Scratching behavior is considered part of the cat’s normal repertoire of behavior patterns. While scratching allows for the removal of the claw sheaths, it is also an important means for visual and chemical communication.

via Understanding scratching behavior in cats | Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation.

New pheromone can modify scratching behavior of cats

14 May

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The authors performed a randomized blinded study on 19 cats, following a crossover design to test the effects of synthetic feline interdigital semiochemical (FIS) on the induction of scratching behavior in cats.

via New pheromone can modify scratching behavior of cats | Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation.

Kitten Feeding Schedule | Guide for New Kitten Owners | petMD

14 May

Many people feed their new kitten by simply filling a bowl with dry food and leaving the food available the entire day. However, establishing a feeding schedule for your kitten is a good idea. A feeding schedule for your kitten allows you to control the kitten’s diet more easily and make sure your kitten does not overeat and gain too much weight.

via Kitten Feeding Schedule | Guide for New Kitten Owners | petMD.

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