Cat Health and Wellness

cat pulling clumps of fur out with its teeth
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Do Cats Pull Their Fur Out in Chunks?

Cats are extremely clean animals, so the appearance of their fur is incredibly important to them. A clean, glossy coat is a sign of a healthy and contented feline. This means that it is all the more concerning when a cat tears out lumps of fur as it’s likely to mean that something is wrong. If you notice any sign of your cat pulling out their fur, you need to take action. This may require […]

trouble swallowing in cats
Cat Health and Wellness

Why is My Cat Gulping When Swallowing?

Occasional gags and coughs are common in cats when they’re eating. However, if you notice your cat gulping, gagging, coughing or having trouble chewing or swallowing frequently, it may be due to a health condition. Regardless of the cause, if you notice your cat behaving unusually, having difficulty eating, or gulping or gagging during meals, take it to the vet immediately. Not treating the underlying cause of the problem may lead to further complications and […]

cat urinating while sleeping
Cat Health and Wellness

How to Deal with Incontinence in Elderly Cats While Sleeping

Living with an incontinent cat can be a real challenge, for both human and pet. Cats like to be clean, so they’ll be mortified by their inability to control their elimination. It’s no picnic for owners either, who have to clean it up. If your older cat is struggling with incontinence, be patient and understanding. Your cat will be horrified every time they have an accident. Scolding them will not end will only aggravate their […]

cat tail dragging on the ground
Cat Health and Wellness

What Does It Mean When a Cat Can’t Lift Its Tail?

The tail is a very expressive part of the feline anatomy. You can tell a lot about how a cat is feeling by the position of its tail. If it’s pointing downward or dragging, it denotes injury, illness or unhappiness. It can be extremely concerning when a cat is no longer able to move its tail. Whatever the reason for your cat’s tail dragging, it is safe to assume that your pet requires professional attention. The […]

cat teeth cleaning risks
Cat Health and Wellness

What Are the Risks of Teeth Cleaning in Older Cats?

Senior cats are prone to teeth and gum problems. You may have noticed symptoms such as bad breath (halitosis), redness, bleeding, swelling, and difficulty chewing food. Gum disease could be the first symptom of a more significant health issue that ravages your cat’s body. Naturally, this means that your pet’s teeth should be regularly inspected and cleaned, but doing so isn’t risk-free. Cleaning the teeth of a senior cat is a fine balancing act between […]

how to groom a senior cat
Cat Health and Wellness

How to Clean an Old Cat’s Fur

Cats are meticulously clean animals. Owners are familiar with the sight of their pet regularly licking and grooming themselves. This makes it saddening when older cats lose the ability to clean its fur. Your senior cat will be relying on you to help them stay fresh and clean. Inability to remain clean can be a real source of stress for older cats. Just because a feline is advancing in years, it doesn’t mean their standards […]