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Senior Cats – Health Issues to Look for as they Get Older

Senior Cats – Health Issues to Look for as they Get Older

When you’ve been with your feline friend for as long as you can remember, it’s easy to forget that she may now be a senior. Yes, you read that right.  Your cat is no longer the sprightly little furball she once was. In fact, she is aging.  Once upon time cats were considered geriatrics at the age of eight.  But thanks to progress in veterinary care and cat nutrition, Senior Cat...

Kidney Disease in Cats

Kidney Disease in Cats

Feline Kidney Disease Feline kidney disease can simply be categorized as a group of urological problems. Fundamentally, the kidneys will act as the blood filtration systems for the body. If the kidneys aren’t working properly your cat will have some major health issues! The kidneys help eliminate excess liquid in case a cat happens to drink much more than necessary. They can also retain liq...

Cat Cancer : 8 Warning Signs for Cancer in Cats

Cat Cancer : 8 Warning Signs for Cancer in Cats

Through all the happiness and joy our cats provide, we hope nothing will ever come to harm them but unfortunately cancer in our feline friends is now common. Since they’re clever at hiding illness, it can be hard to diagnose a problem until it’s too late which is why we’ve compiled a list of eight tips you should know. By spotting the problem early, you can get your pet to the vet and they h...

Why Won’t My Cat Eat?

Why Won’t My Cat Eat?

What to do When Your Cat Has Stopped Eating If your cat has stopped eating for a day or so, this is actually quite normal and it shouldn’t have an impact on their health. However, behavior lasting longer than this should see you contact a veterinarian. Often, their lack of appetite will be an indicator of a serious illness. With a simple trip to the vets, you can have an expert look ov...

Common Cat Diseases That Can Affect Your Furry Friend

Common Cat Diseases That Can Affect Your Furry Friend

As a responsible cat owner in Naples, it is important to have an idea of what cat diseases may affect your pet. Cats can be affected by many common diseases—infectious and non-infectious. Although there are certain cat diseases that cannot be prevented, most common diseases in cats can be prevented by vaccination, proper nutrition, regular grooming and health check-ups. Common Cat Diseases Felin...

Guide to Pet Diabetes

Guide to Pet Diabetes

In November, there is a lot of focus on the festivities ahead so it is good that we also pay attention to the huge health problem that diabetes presents. As American Diabetes Month, awareness is spread around the country and people will be helped. However, it is a little known fact that this same month is also seen as Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. Sadly, this is becoming a larger problem in our pe...

National Pet Immunization Awareness Month

National Pet Immunization Awareness Month

Did you know it’s National Pet Immunization Awareness Month? August is here and it is the National Pet Immunization Awareness Month. Not only humans, but pets must also be vaccinated and immunized regularly so that they can live a healthy and happy life. Why Pet Vaccinations Are So Important? One of the most important factors that determine if your pet will live a long and healthy life is vacc...

Cat Vet Checkups Are Being Skipped – An Alarming Trend

Cat Vet Checkups Are Being Skipped – An Alarming Trend

Cat Vet Checkups Are Third as Much as Dogs Over the past decade, veterinarians have noticed an alarming trend. Cats see a veterinarian less than a third as often as their canine friends do. Just like dogs, cats can get sick and need annual examinations by their veterinary professionals. Without regular checkups, your cat passes up the chance to receive screening tests to find a condition or di...

Top 9 Cat Health Conditions

Top 9 Cat Health Conditions

Cats don’t really have nine lives — so be sure to take steps to prevent these common cat health conditions now. Your cat is an amazing creature who is very good at taking care of himself, but he depends on you to keep him healthy. This includes yearly trips to the vet for vaccinations and exams, dental cleanings and knowing what may be early warning signs to common cat health conditions. ...

Pet Care for Your New Family Member

Pet Care for Your New Family Member

Understanding the Costs of Pet Care It is always fun and exciting to bring a new dog or cat into your home, but pets require your time, love and commitment and pet care can be costly.  This article from PetMd.com helps explain the cost of owning a pet.   By Deidre Grieves Here’s the scenario: For the past few months, all you’ve been thinking about is bringing home a new pet. You can’t ...