Monthly Archives: November 2016

What Human Food Is Good for Cats?

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What Human Food Is Good for Cats? Cats are carnivores, and they are not fond of human food, except meat. Their natural food in the wild was raw meat, and they are still into it. Meat in every shape and form is a good choice for a cat. The only thing to take care is how to store it properly. Namely, in the wild, cats consume meat immediately after the hunt. Therefore, they eat it fresh. But, today, we need […]

Cats and Poisons

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Cats and Poisons Poisoning in cats has been often dangerous and fatal. Even though some forms of poisoning in cats can end as a short episode of vomiting or diarrhea, a significant percent of toxicosis has deadly consequences. For that reason, we, as cat owners, should be aware of the presence of potentially dangerous substances in our home and cat’s reactions to poisons. Our modern homes are full of hazardous items such as medications, household cleaners, plants, insecticides, fertilizers, and […]

Why Do Cats Hoard Things?

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Why Do Cats Hoard Things? Hoarding behavior is typical for many animal species in the wild such as squirrels, rodents, etc. Even dogs and wolves tend to bury bones and save it for later. However, cats in the wild are not prone to hoard things. They rather hunt, take a prey to their roost, and hunt again. Cats do not make stockpiles from their preys. They prefer fresh meals. As the great hunters, they do not have to worry about […]

Causes of Heavy Breathing in Cats

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Causes of Heavy Breathing in Cats Panting is not characteristics of cats. When they pant, it usually means they have difficulty in breathing. Heavy breathing in cats can have different underlying diseases as causes. Many of them represent serious health condition and can be fatal. For that reason, veterinarians consider heavy breathing in cats emergency that needs prompt action. They highly recommend taking cat immediately to a vet. One of the reasons that can result in dyspnea or heavy breathing […]

Causes of Diarrhea in Cats

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Causes of Diarrhea in Cats Diarrhea in cats is not a serious disorder per se. Diarrhea lasts one or two days and passes by its own in many cases. However, if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, or loss of appetite, then it can point to a serious health condition. Feline experts differ two types of diarrhea in cats – acute and chronic. Depending on a place it affects, diarrhea can be small intestine diarrhea or […]