Monthly Archives: May 2016

Nose Bumps – Sign of Affection or Just a Greeting?

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Nose Bumps – Sign of Affection or Just a Greeting? Feline language represents a great mystery for every cat owner. Even though we learn a lot from our daily experience with these amazing animals and can communicate easily with them, sometimes we wonder about specific ways of their communication. Cats use nose bumps often, not only when they meet another cat, but also when to relate to humans. They nudge their noses with familiar cats as well. According to feline […]

What to Do to Help Poisoned Cat

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What to Do to Help Poisoned Cat Poisoning risks for cats are numerous, especially for kittens. Cats can be exposed to toxins, chemicals and other dangerous substances and materials in many ways. It is up to us, cat owners, to help them be safe in their immediate environment. Many life-threatening situations can be avoided by removing potential risks for cat’s health. Some foods that we eat every day and enjoy its taste can show fatal for our furry little friends. […]

Cats and Flu

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Cats and Flu Flu is a relatively common ailment that affects cats. It usually passes without further complications, but some cats like immunosuppressed, senior, and kittens can experience more serious effects than normal. The symptoms do not differ much from humans’. Infected cats have a running nose, red and swollen eyes, lack of appetite and lethargy. Some cats feel pain in their joints and can limp while walking. It is not uncommon for cats to get an ulcer in the […]

Heart Disease in Cats

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Heart Disease in Cats Heart disease in cats usually appears in older cats. Little kittens can suffer from heart disease because of their genetics, but the majority of cats that have some form of a heart problem are actually geriatric cats. Heart disease in cats can appear as primary and secondary health condition. When the disease occurs as primary, it is often for an unknown reason or because of genetics. Feline experts make a difference between three types of the […]

How to Prevent Kidney Failure in Cats?

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How to Prevent Kidney Failure in Cats? Kidney failure is one of the main causes of death among cats. According to experts, chronic kidney disease or CKD is unavoidable in household cats. However, the same statement is far from the truth for feral cats. It is because household cats live longer, and kidney failure is related to age. Namely, according to feline experts, more than ten percent of cats aged over ten are prone to kidney disease. Furthermore, one-third of […]