When a senior cat’s nose is raw and bleeding, it is always a cause for medical concern. Nobody likes to think that their pet is in pain, and blood can cause instant panic for owners. Nosebleeds (epistaxis) in older cats are not an everyday occurrence and will require urgent attention. There are many potential causes of feline nosebleeds. This guide will discuss all of these with you, and how you can help your pet to […]
Cat Health and Wellness
To the untrained eye, cats look like the epitome of cool indifference at all times. Watching your feline, you’d be forgiven for believing they don’t have a care in the world. The opposite is true, in many cases. Cats are easily stressed, but they hide it extremely well. Small and controlled exposure to stress is sometimes necessary. If your cat has never experienced any negative stimuli, they will not understand the danger. This, in turn, […]
Has your previously responsive cat stopped paying attention to you when you call them? It’s easy to assume that this is just your pet being stubborn and belligerent. It’s quite possible, however, that your cat cannot hear you any longer. If a cat does lose their hearing, it’s not the end of the world. Deaf felines can still live a full and contented life with lifestyle adjustments. This guide will discuss hearing loss in senior […]
Dental disease can result in swollen and bleeding gums, foul breath, mouth pain, loose teeth, loss of appetite and difficulty eating in cats. If left untreated, dental issues can cause bone infections, abscess formation, pain, and tooth loss. Bacteria from the mouth can even enter the bloodstream and affect your cat’s vital organs. Cats are cautious creatures, and it can be hard to tell if your cat has mouth pain. Some cats may show signs […]
Feline acne is always concerning, but it can be particularly worrying if you have more than one cat in your household. Understandably, you’ll want to stop acne spreading between your cats. Although feline acne is not usually contagious, cats with acne sometimes develop secondary bacterial infections that can be extremely contagious. To stop this from happening, it’s important to treat feline acne as soon as it arises and find ways to prevent it from returning. […]
Brushing a feline’s fur enables you to discover potential dermatological problems before they can escalate. Dry skin on your cat’s back, for example, suggests that your cat is in discomfort. Dry skin can be irritating for cats and unsightly for owners, but it’s nothing terminal. It’s easily treated at home once you understand what triggers are responsible for the issue.