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Wet vs. Dry Cat Food: Which Is Best?
When you bring home a kitty it can be difficult to choose between wet vs. dry cat food. Both are ultimately excellent sources of nutrition if you serve her an appropriate balance, and some pet parents decide to blend the two. Of course, each type of food presents its own advantages and disadvantages. Here's what you need to know so you can decide what's best for her.
Lifestage Nutrition for Cats
Thinking about the best way to care for your cat’s health? Here’s a tip: start with the stomach. Nutrition is the most important factor in cat health, so start early and start right. More on nutrition
Does my cat really need to exercise?
Meeting the exercise needs of your cat can be tough, especially since many cats seem to prefer a life of leisure. But, too little exercise can lead to weight gain, boredom and pent-up energy. So how much exercise is just right? Find out…
Dental care for your cat – no toothbrush required!
Keeping your cat’s teeth bright & white isn’t just for show. Fresh breath and shiny teeth are a sign of a healthy cat - and the opposite is also true! Here are some ways to make sure your cat’s getting the dental care she needs… Keep reading
Play tips for your cat
Play doesn’t start and end with the scratch post – there’s a wealth of fun activities you can do with your cat, and all of them will strengthen your bond and keep her fit and happy. More on Play
Skin care for your cat
Cats, like all felines, pay close attention to the cleanliness of their skin & coat. However, even the most diligent groomers would love a little help from you here and there. More on skin care
Keep extra weight away from your cat
One of the most common causes of concern among cat owners is overweight. Since cats are free feeders, meaning they should be left to eat whenever and as much as they want, extra pounds can easily creep up on your cat if she’s not getting enough exercise or eating the wrong nutrition. More on weight
How to deal with your pet’s upset stomach
Lots of pets suffer from upset tummies from time to time. While the specific details sometimes don’t make pleasant reading, it’s important that you know what to expect.
Is catnip safe for my cat?
Cats love catnip. And it's perfectly safe - there's nothing in it that can harm your cat.
Choosing a vet for your cat
Next to you and your family, your cat's vet is the most important person in her life. After all, the vet will be responsible for her health throughout her entire life. So how do you choose a veterinarian that will provide the best possible care? One of the best ways to find a vet is through the recommendation of a friend.
Grieving in cats
Little attention is paid to the subject of grieving in cats, largely because they are often seen as independent animals that retain much of their 'wild' nature. But cats do exhibit behavioural changes after the loss of another cat and sometimes these can be difficult to understand. When animals are closely bonded they are more likely to be upset by the loss of their companion.
Does your cat have a sensitive stomach?
Cats may suffer from a sensitive stomach and are prone to develop digestive problems.There are a number of signs to look out for that may indicate that your cat hassensitive digestion.
Benefits of Neutering
Spaying and castration are surgical procedures that make your cat unable to reproduce. Spaying is the removal of a female cat's ovaries and castration is the removal of a male cat's testicles.
Dental care for cats
Believe it or not, taking care of your cat's teeth is as important as looking after your own. Proper dental care for cats is therefore critical for their overall health. Plaque and Tartar Saliva, bacteria and food particles combine to form plaque every day.
Digestive disorders are one of the most common reasons for consulting a vet
Christmas can be a dangerous time for cat's digestion - with turkey, Christmas pudding and tons of sweets and presents around the house, it's easy to miss what your cat has just slipped away with. If you suspect a digestive disorder or notice signs such as diarrhoea or vomiting, take your cat to the vet as soon as possible. For every animal - cats, dogs and humans alike - digesting food and absorbing nutrients is vital to overall health and wellbeing.
Pregnancy in cats
If you aren't planning to breed your cat it's always best to have her spayed. Pregnancy in cats is a significant event, and if you have made the big decision to allow your cat to have kittens, you're in for quite an adventure.
Taking your cat to the vet
At some point in her life, your cat will make the trip the vet. While this is usually a stressful event, there are a number of things you can do to make it easier for you both.
Urinary tract infections
Urinary Tract Disorders - what you need to knowYour cat can't tell you if she's poorly, so you’ll need to keep an eye out for any health problems that may arise.
Healthy skin and a healthy coat
An important part of keeping your cat in great condition is making sure she hasa healthy skin and coat. The amount of grooming your cat needs will vary dependingon her breed, but generally the more hair a cat has, the more brushing and groomingshe needs, but all cats will benefit from a good grooming regime.
Is your cat putting on weight?
Many owners become concerned when they notice their cat putting on weight. Neutered cats need a third less food than before, and will quickly become overweight if you don't keep an eye on them, posing a real health risk.
The risks of excessive salt intake
Salt is an important component of your cat's diet and has a crucial role to play in her wellbeing. Salt (or sodium chloride) maintains bodily fluids and is needed for the functioning of organs and nervous system.
Does a dry nose mean a sick cat?
Concerned owners frequently ask if a dry nose means a sick cat, and the short answer is no. There are any many reasons for your cat to have a dry warm nose that have nothing to do with his health.
Cats in heat
Cats in heat need special care and attention. If your cat has already been through a heat you won't forget her howling and the constant demands for attention.