Cat Health and Wellness

How to keep cats paws clean
Cat Health and Wellness

How to Keep Your Cat’s Paws Clean

While cats are fastidious in their grooming routine, they’re not flawless. Felines attract dirt over the course of the day, and their paws are no exception to the rule. Urine and poop become trapped in their paws after trips to the litter tray. Any time outside is also time spent in the dirt and mud. Keeping a cat indoors minimizes her chances of stepping in filthy substances. Providing a scratching post ensures that her claws […]

flat faced breeds of cat
Cat Health and Wellness

9 Flat-Faced Cat Health Problems Explained

We gush over doe-eyed Persian cats, but, deep down, we wonder how healthy they are. After all, research suggests flat-faced cats have more health problems than regular cats. Brachycephalic cats struggle to breathe because their squashed noses obstruct airflow. Their raised jaws also cause dental issues and tear duct blockages. This leads to tear-stained skin, eye problems, and facial dermatitis. Also, around 40% of Persian cats have Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The welfare of flat-faced […]

why do cats itch when they don't have fleas?
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Do Cats Itch (Without Fleas?)

When a cat is scratching, we naturally assume they have fleas. But this is not always the case. Skin irritation in cats has numerous medical explanations, many of which are unrelated to parasites. The likeliest explanation for itchy skin in cats is an allergy. You should also check for mites, and learn the symptoms of bacterial infection. If there’s no physical trigger, your cat’s itchy skin is likely due to poor nutrition. Review your pet’s […]

How to Keep a Cat from Scratching a Neck Wound
Cat Health and Wellness

How to Keep a Cat from Scratching a Neck Wound

While cats are governed by self-preservation, they can sustain flesh wounds to the neck area. Tending these injuries is one thing, but the real trouble starts afterward. A neck wound on a cat will be itchy enough to drive your cat crazy. The temptation to scratch must be carefully managed. The easiest way to stop your cat from scratching and biting her neck is with an Elizabeth collar. If the wound is out of reach […]

cats get kennel cough from dogs?
Cat Health and Wellness

Can Cats Catch Kennel Cough from Dogs?

Most dogs will contract kennel cough at some point in their lives. If you keep dogs and cats in the same household, you may be wondering if kennel cough is contagious to cats. Kennel cough (feline Bordetellosis) can be transmitted between dogs and cats, but cats are more likely to catch this infection from other cats. It might sound strange, but cats with kennel cough rarely develop a cough. Instead, they become feverish and sneeze […]

cat hacks after drinking water
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Does My Cat Choke After Drinking Water?

If your cat keeps choking on water, you could try to restrict his water intake. But if you want your cat to stay hydrated, it is advisable to investigate why he is choking. Anything that causes a cat to drink too quickly (stress, excitement, diabetes, etc) can lead to coughing and choking. Also, heart disease and trachea (windpipe) collapse can cause choking because cats with these conditions have difficulty swallowing. Whether your cat is drinking […]