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 […]
Cat Health and Wellness
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]