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  • Feline Infectious Anaemia (FIA)

    Feline Infectious Anaemia (FIA)

    Parasitic infection of the blood cells that result in their destruction, leading on to anaemia, a deficiency of circulating red blood cells. Signs Your Cat May Have FIA The disease is most common in young cats, causing weakness and lethargy, with labored breathing and collapse in severe cases. It my be possible to detect a pallor of the mucous membranes...

     
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  • Cat Flu

    Cat Flu

    The Cat Flu is An upper respiratory infection specific to cats. Signs Your Cat may Have The Flu The two most important causes are Feline Herpesvirus (FHV) and Feline Calicivirus (FCV), and each will tend to cause somewhat different signs. They are highly contagious and spread in the mucous secretion by coughing and sneezing. FHV generally causes the most severe...

     
  • Cancer In Cats

    Cancer In Cats

    Cancer is not one condition, but a term that is used to describe any form of malignant growth. A cancerous growth may have a tendency to invade surrounding tissues and recur locally if removed, or it may be likely to spread to other parts of the body very early in its development, forming secondary tumors in sites around the body,...

     
  • Asthma in Cats

    Asthma in Cats

    Respiratory inflammation as a result of an allergic reaction to inhaled substances. Signs Your Cat May Have Asthma The main sign of feline asthma is usually a cough, but it may take the form of breathing that is more labored than normal. The diagnosis of asthma involves a blood test as well as a thorough physical examination, which will help...

     
  • Arthritis in Cats

    Arthritis in Cats

    Signs Your Cat May Have Arthritis -The primary sign of arthritis is pain and stiffness in the inflamed joints, which may lead to lameness if limb joints are involved. If the joints of the spine are affected the cat may show an unwillingness to climb and to groom itself. The joints themselves may get hot and thickened, especially if infection...

     
  • Introducing a new cat in the extended cat family

    Introducing a new cat in the extended cat family

    How do I introduce the cats so they won’t fight? Why do they fight? I’m scared for the new kitten or cat. Will my other cat be mad at me? These are all legit questions people ask themselves when they want to introduce a new cat in the family that already has a cat to begin with. First of all...

     
  • Plants Poisonous to Cats

    Plants Poisonous to Cats

    Plants of all kind have always been a mystery to people for what is dangerous to the cat and what is not. (They never even thought to ask.) It is always best to be safer than sorry, so here is the following plants that should be avoided if you have a cat, as though most are very pleasant to the...

     
  • Cat Nails

    Cat Nails

    When do you trim your cats nails? How do I trim them? Will it hurt? How do I trim them properly? These are questions that are asked on most occassions. Well here is fianlly the place to learn. You will find drawings of directions below, please click on the link to see it if unclear or to make sure you...

     
  • Cat Hairball

    Cat Hairball

    It is normal for a cat to vomit up small amounts of hair that has been swallowed during the grooming process, but sometimes an excessive accumulation of hair can cause problems. Signs your cat has Hairballs – A build-up of hair within the stomach may put the cat off its food due to the distension that is causes. The cat...

     
  • Soft Claws

    Soft Claws

    Soft Claws® Nail Caps are a simple alternative to declawing when pet scratching is a problem. They are easy to apply an perfect for cats of all ages. They are vinyl nail caps that are glued on to your cat’s existing nails. They look like a cat’s nail, only hollow. When applied to your cat’s front paws, they reduce the...