Cat Health and Wellness

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Cat Health and Wellness

Why Is My Cat Scratching Its Ears Until They Bleed?

Cats scratch their ears until they bleed due to extreme itchiness and irritation. Aggressive scratching with sharp, dirty claws is only likely to complicate matters further. That’s why it’s vital that you identify why your cat feels the compulsion to scratch its ears almost constantly. Infections and mites are the most common reasons for itchy and bleeding cat ears. Other explanations include allergies, hypertension, trapped objects, inflammation from the sun or insect stings. If your […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

10 Reasons Why Your Cat is Vomiting (Not Eating or Drinking)!

Cats often eat too much food, or too fast, especially if they face competition for a meal from another pet. However, a cat that vomits and has no interest in eating or drinking for more than 24 hours is far more concerning. Constipated cats will vomit and lose their appetite. Allergic reactions, toxin consumption, gastritis, and kidney disease can also lead to a loss of appetite and cause vomiting. Other medical explanations include pancreatitis, respiratory […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

How to Get Rid of Dry Skin on a Cat’s Lower Back

Cats have sensitive skin that can dry out easily. When this happens, your cat will experience discomfort. Dry skin on the back itches and breaks off in flakes, giving the appearance of dandruff. If the dry skin enters the air, the dander may cause allergies. Encourage your cat to drink more water. This hydrates the skin, preventing dryness. Manage the ambient temperature of your cat’s surroundings, ensuring quality airflow. Feed your cat a protein-rich wet […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

What Are the Risks of Teeth Cleaning in Older Cats?

Brushing your cat’s teeth at home will minimize the need for dental treatment. This is particularly advisable in senior cats. Professional tooth cleaning requires anesthesia, which can be dangerous for older felines. The anesthetic can affect a cat’s heart, kidneys, and respiratory tract. The cat’s temperature will also drop sharply while sedated. Senior cats often struggle with these health concerns on a daily basis. Ensure that your cat is healthy enough to endure the use […]

Natural Flea Treatments for Cats
Cat Health and Wellness

Which Natural Flea Treatments for Cats Really Work?

More owners are turning to natural cat flea treatment alternatives. While there are effective home remedies that can be used safely on cats, some don’t work at all and others should be avoided because they’re toxic. Cedar chips, lemon juice, oregano, apple cider vinegar, lavender, and chamomile are effective natural flea treatments if applied in the form of a spray solution daily. Feeding your cat a natural, raw-meat diet can also improve your cat’s defenses […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

What Can I Give My Cat for Arthritis Pain?

Arthritis can cause debilitating joint inflammation problems for cats. Everyday activities that your cat once took for granted will become increasingly difficult. In addition, your cat will be in near-constant pain. Ensure that your cat has a warm, comfy bed, and a low-sided litter tray. Your cat should be fed a high-protein diet to promote muscle growth, unless it has kidney problems. Provide proven supplements that contain collagen, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and Omega-3. If your […]