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Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats

What is cystitis? Cystitis is a general term referring to inflammation in the urinary bladder. The term cystitis does not imply a specific underlying cause. In cats, diseases of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) are often grouped under … Continue reading

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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure in Cats

What is hypertension? Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A cat is generally thought to be hypertensive when its systolic blood pressure is above 175 mm Hg. Are certain cats more likely to get high blood pressure? … Continue reading

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How to brush a cat’s teeth

Every cat needs clean, sharp teeth and healthy gums. Damage to the tongue, teeth, palate and gums can lead to many health risks for cats, but these can be prevented with regular veterinary examinations and good old-fashioned tooth-brushing! Regular brushing … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

Why Dental Care? Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care … Continue reading

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Therapeutic nutrition can help break the cycle between lower urinary tract signs and stress in cats

Lower urinary tract signs (LUTS) are frequently encountered. Fifty-seven percent of cats with LUTS have feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC),1 and although the precise cause is unknown, studies show stress plays a significant role.2-3 “Over the past 20 years, a growing … Continue reading

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5 Cat Items to Toss Right Now

We all want to do the best we can for our kitties. But did you know some of the cat accessories you currently own might be better off in the trash? 1. Scratched-up litter boxes Most litter boxes are made … Continue reading

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Nutrition – Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed … Continue reading

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How to solve feline house soiling

Cats want to do the right thing when it comes to the litter box, but sometimes disease or their environment overrides the instinct. Here’s how to help. If a cat eliminates outside of its litter box, whether it is right … Continue reading

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Keep Holiday Foods Away From Your Pets

It’s the time of year when we gather together with our family and friends to give thanks, gifts, and most of all, food. Our pets are part of the family too, and you may be thinking about allowing them to … Continue reading

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Felines can predict where prey hides

Feline patients are smarter than you may think. In fact, they have a cause-and-effect logic, and understand some elements of physics, according to a new study. Researchers from Kyoto University in Japan have concluded that cats understand the principle of … Continue reading

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