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Tea tree oil toxicosis

15 Oct

The authors reviewed toxicological incidents resulting from the use of 100% TTO in dogs and cats reported to the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center from January 2002 to December 2012. 1

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Cats Hair Loss: Learn the Causes

14 Oct

However, it can indicate that your kitty is quite miserable. It also can, in some cases, be a sign of a more serious underlying disease that, if diagnosed promptly, may be very treatable, but without early treatment can indeed be life-threatening.

via Cats Hair Loss: Learn the Causes.

Curb the fur in seven simple steps | petMD

14 Oct

I learned to curb the fur — in less than two weeks. Here are the seven simple steps I followed to get the fuzz-balls and dust-bunnies under control:

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How Much To Feed Your Cat

22 Sep

The only way you can possibly find out how much to feed your cat is by trial and error. To do this, you need to buy a digital scale, a notebook, and a set of measuring cups.

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Feline Bad Breath: What It Means

22 Sep

The reason for that is because feline dental care has, until recently, been the part of cat care that has met with the most owner resistance.

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Cat Eye Infection and other Cat Eye Problems

22 Sep

If a cat has red, runny eyes, they are more likely to be suffering from a feline eye infection. Allergies in cats are manifested in their skin, not their eyes and nose.

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UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples

20 Sep

The study is seeking DNA samples from cats that have been positively diagnosed with FIP, closely related individuals, as well as cats from lines that definitely have not been affected by FIP.

via The Creative Cat – UC Davis FIP Study Seeks DNA Samples.


20 Sep

“… the procedure is a major surgery that should only be performed after alternatives have been sought to prevent destructive clawing.”



20 Sep

We have taken cats out of their natural environment outdoors and brought them in to live with us and while there are obviously mutual benefits for people and cats, they have had to make some major adjustments to their innate behavior.


at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease

19 Sep

What’s going on is the animal’s natural self-preservation mechanism. Pain and illness are viewed as signs of weakness by predators and weaker animals end up as dinner.

via at the vet clinic: the three things you need to do to help your doc diagnose disease.

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