Due to the structure of their ears, cats are particularly vulnerable to ear infections and ear mite infestations. Unfortunately, these two conditions share many of the same symptoms so it can be difficult to tell them apart. Both conditions can lead to deafness if left untreated. We’ll look at treatments for ear mite infestations and ear infections. We’ll also show you how to keep your cat’s ears clean and healthy. Ear Mites vs. Ear Infection […]
Cat Health and Wellness
Cats eyes deteriorate as they get older, but that doesn’t mean that eye discharge is “normal.” Cats with runny eyes will feel very uncomfortable and may struggle to see clearly. If you look at the color and texture of your cat’s eye discharge, this may help you determine the underlying cause. We’ll explore the causes of eye discharge in cats, the symptoms, and treatments.
Ringworm is a fungal infection that feeds off the skin’s superficial layers. Dermatophyte infections most commonly affect your cat’s head, ears, and legs. It causes your cat’s fur to fall out and skin inflammation. The primary physical symptom is extreme itchiness. The early treatment of ringworm in cats is recommended. It’s a contagious condition that can be transferred to other household pets and humans. Recovering from ringworm can be frustrating for cats that are used […]
If your cat has fought with a rival feline or had a bad fall, he’ll likely have cuts and grazes. Outdoor cats often return home with wounds and scrapes on their skin, proceeding to lick at them to remove any dirt and heal the lesion. There are pros and cons to a cat licking his wounds, of course. Your cat doesn’t want your help with cleaning up his wounds because he is a proud and […]
We know that humans can be allergic to cats, but we often forget that cats have allergies, too. If your cat is wheezing, sneezing, or scratching incessantly, this could be due to an allergic reaction. Allergies cannot be ‘treated’ in the traditional sense, but they can be managed and controlled. One of the main challenges is figuring out what your cat is allergic to. We’ll identify the most common allergens in cats and show you […]
Vaccines are necessary for most cats, especially those who spend much of their time outdoors. Although the experience is never pleasant, felines must be vaccinated against rabies by law. Also, other vaccinations are highly recommended to protect your cat against infectious diseases. There is always risk involved in vaccinating a cat. These dangers alone are not enough to ignore feline vaccinations, though. Vaccination may save your cat’s life. You’ll need to make an informed decision […]