The following list is designed to help you recognize feline emergencies that always warrant an immediate trip to the vet.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Many cat guardians consider cats as family members, and cat custody can turn into a battle very much like child custody.
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.
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.
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.