Cat Health and Wellness

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Cat Health and Wellness

Why Does My Cat’s Fur Look Greasy and Clumpy?

Cats are meticulous groomers, so it will be obvious when a cat’s fur becomes oily and starts clumping together. There will be a good reason why your cat has allowed her fur to become unclean. Cats usually stop cleaning their fur due to a physical limitation. Overweight or arthritic cats struggle to contort their bodies sufficiently for grooming. Cats with dental issues will avoid biting and licking due to pain and discomfort. Also, feline diabetes […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

What Can I Give My Cat for Arthritis Pain?

Your senior cat has started to show signs of her advancing years. She’s less interested in playing games, finds it harder to jump on tables, and has started to struggle with her mobility. Once cats reach senior status, arthritis of the joints becomes a huge problem for felines. Maintaining a healthy weight will ease the pressure on your cat’s joints. The more a cat moves, the less stiff she’ll feel. Supplements (glucosamine, chondroitin, and Omega-3) […]

Cat Health and Wellness

Why Cats Get Scabs on the Head and Body

Has scratching become an obsession for your feline? If so, a thorough inspection under the fur will likely reveal that your cat has black scabs. You’ll also find sore, reddened, and inflamed skin. You’re most likely to find scabs on a cat’s head and neck, but they can appear anywhere. Owners can mistakenly believe that cats have scabs due to rough play with other felines. This is unlikely to be the explanation. Scabbing and hair […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

How to Make an Elderly Cat Poop When Constipated

A senior feline can stop going to the toilet for various reasons, so learning how to make an elderly cat poop when constipated is important. Many senior cats have a weak or compromised immune system and can become dehydrated as a result. Dehydration makes it far more difficult to pass a stool. Constipation is very serious as it can be a life-threatening health problem for older cats. You can make it easier for a senior […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

Why Do Cats Grind Their Teeth?

Cats are born imitators and can take on the personas of their owners. Sometimes, a simple habit learned from a human can be harmful to cats. Teeth grinding (bruxism) is one such example. But there are various medical reasons why cats grind their teeth when eating or being petted. Usually, it’s a dental problem. Issues with tooth alignment, infected gums, and abscesses in and around the mouth could be responsible. However, cats also grind their […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

Do Cats Need Vaccinations Every Year?

The expenses incurred due to cat ownership can sometimes take you by surprise. Of course, everybody anticipates paying for beds, toys, and food. In addition to these, however, the cost of veterinary bills for cats can add up – starting with the most critical vaccinations. Annual vaccinations are required for rabies. Although shots are believed to last three years, many states require an annual booster by law. Check with your vet regarding other vaccines. Some […]