How to Care for Orphaned Kittens?

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How to Care for Orphaned Kittens? Sometimes, we might find a litter of newborn kittens left, wondering what to do and how to care for orphaned kittens. We may lose precious time thinking what we should or should not do. Namely, kittens develop quickly and the first few weeks are crucial. When kittens are left with their mother, the situation is far better. However, when kittens are left to themselves, our role is a role of surrogate mother. Our actions […]

Feline Calicivirus

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Feline Calicivirus Feline calicivirus infection is a common cause of upper respiratory infections in cats. More than 40 strains of the virus may cause calicivirus in cats and determine the severity of the disease. The severity of disease also depends on cat age and her general health condition. Namely, the more susceptible group of cats to feline calicivirus are kittens that are six months of age. Another group is senior cats as well as cats with a suppressed immune system. […]

Stomatitis in Cats

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Stomatitis in Cats Stomatitis in cats is a health painful condition. Even though experts are not sure about its causes, a few factors commonly appear. Dental disease or periodontitis may contribute to stomatitis in cats. Cats that suffer from a certain immune disease such as feline leukemia virus (FeLV), feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), and bartonellosis, may get stomatitis. The third factor might be viruses that attack feline defense system. In case of stomatitis, we need to be aware that affected […]

Basic Cat Hygiene

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Basic Cat Hygiene Even though cats are clean animals that do need a lot of help to maintain basic hygiene, there are things we need to do to ensure better health for us and our families. Namely, cats may transmit many diseases to humans and our job is to minimize the risk. The best way to keep a good cat hygiene is to keep the litter box clean and wash cat bowls regularly. According to veterinarians, the litter box is […]

The Most Common Health Problems in Cats

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The Most Common Health Problems in Cats Even though every cat is unique and might develop a certain health issue during the years, there are the most common health problems typical for a majority of cats. Among the most common health issues, roundworms, ringworms, and tapeworms are the frequent ones. For that reason, veterinarians recommend keeping a cat indoors and regular deworming. Usually, parasites and worms can be detected by looking at the symptoms. Some of them are lack of […]