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. One of the biggest challenges, though, is finding out what your cat is allergic to. In this article, we’ll identify the most common allergens in cats and […]
Cat Health and Wellness
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 […]
Most cats enjoy being stroked on the back, except when they’re sick or injured. So, if your cat doesn’t want to be touched on her back, the chances are that they’re in physical discomfort. Back pain caused by anxiety or hyperesthesia can be treated by reducing stress in the household and changing the way you stroke your cat. However, more serious conditions must be treated by a vet to avoid spinal damage. Let’s look more […]
Cats use their hind legs to jump, balance, and run away from danger. If one of their legs is not functioning properly, this can leave them feeling very vulnerable. Cats don’t express pain in the same way as humans. As a cat owner, it is your responsibility to recognize whether your cat is in pain or not. We’ll help you determine why your cat is limping and whether or not they are experiencing pain.
While we associate cats with effortless grace and elegance, felines can have health issues. Anybody that has watched a cat rubbing its bottom on the ground (scooting) will realize that this is the case. If your cat is dragging its bottom on the floor, there will be a medical reason for the behavior. We will look at the different reasons for feline scooting, and how to treat the underlying condition. Causes of Scooting in Cats […]
When you see your cat coughing up a hairball, your natural instinct is to try and help. No one wants to see their cat in discomfort, but it’s difficult to know how best to intervene in this situation. Cats groom themselves meticulously, so the occasional hairball is considered quite normal. However, if your cat is coughing up hair regularly, this might indicate a health problem. We’ll show you what to expect when it comes to […]