Monthly Archives: June 2014

Conjunctivitis in cats

Conjunctivitis in cats
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Conjunctivitis in cats Conjunctivitis in cats, also known as pinkeye, is the inflammation of the mucous membrane that covers the inside of the eyelids, that are placed near the globe and up to the edge of the cornea. Most cases of conjunctivitis have an infectious cause: either the herpesvirus (FHV-4) is involved in the pathological issue, or a genre of Chlamidophyla. So, take care, if you have a cat that’s not vaccinated and that commonly interacts with other cats, it […]

Natural remedies for treating your cat’s ear mites

Natural remedies for treating your cat’s ear mites
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Natural remedies for treating your cat’s ear mites As we’ve seen in another article, cat ear mites are rather difficult to treat and cat owners find themselves forced to resort to a veterinarian. Just remember, a clear sign of an ear mites infestation is the presence of a dark secretion inside the ear of your cat, particularly if it’s in the shape of thick coffee grind. Although establishing a diagnosis is indeed the work of a vet, for those of […]

Basic Things to Know About Cat Ear Mites

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Image credit: Flickr cc Ear mites are pesky little buggers that live inside the ear canals of both cats and dogs. Usually, infestation of pets takes place from other animals. So, if you have a cat that goes strolling in the garden and that has made a habit out of planning dates with the cat’s neighbor, beware. Not all pets are treated the same way. After your cat’s been infested, the first thing you should do is take it to […]

What do you know about FLUTD?

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A short definition of FLUTD FLUTD, an abbreviation for Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, is a pathological condition that frequently affects cats, regardless of background or age. Although FLUTD can occur in any cat, it is apparently more frequent in the case of indoor felines that use litter boxes and eat a diet consisting of dried food. Frequent symptoms Urinary symptoms are typical for the condition, at least at the beginning of its evolution. Common signs are: bloody urine effortful […]

Being A Fat Cat Is Not Funny

being a fat cat is not funny
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Being A Fat Cat Is Not Funny It would seem that there are many pictures and videos of fat cats that are being viewed and shared. There are videos of fat cats dancing, stuck in tubs, fat cats sprawled out on the sofa watching television and so on.  They seem to be a subject of much fun however there is a very serious side to this as explained by  Stijn Niessen, of the Royal Veterinary College’s Queen Mother Hospital in […]