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What Treats Are Bad for Cats?

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What Treats Are Bad for Cats? Treats are important in cat life. They help cat owners to bond with a cat and encourage better behavior. However, almost half of our pet cats are overweight that puts them at a risk of many diseases. For that reason, feline experts recommend giving treats in moderate amounts. According to them, treats should not exceed 10 percent of cat overall diet. The other part of a cat’s diet should be wet healthy food. If […]

How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell?

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How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell? Whether a cat is neutered or not, cat urine smell is always an issue for pet owners. Namely, cats spray their environment and it is a natural part of being a cat. Neutered cats do not spray often, but only when feeling threatened. For that reason, many cats spray carpets, curtains, and drapes when an intruder cat appears in the yard. Experienced cat parents apply a simple trick – just cover the […]

Causes of Anemia in Cats

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Causes of Anemia in Cats Anemia in cats appears for various causes. It can occur in a mild form, but in some cases, it can represent a serious health condition. When mild, anemia is not obvious. Cats with mild anemia do not show too many signs that can point to anemia. Usually, pale gums appear as the single symptom of the mild anemia. Severe anemia is easier to spot; lethargy, rapid breathing, lack of appetite, losing interest in any activity, […]

Cat Scratch Fever

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Cat Scratch Fever Cat scratch fever or cat scratch disease (CSD) is not a serious illness and usually disappears on its own without treatment. However, children under five years of age and people with weakened immune system can be open to complications. For some of them, cat scratch disease can be serious. But, these are rare cases. Among serious complications, the frequent ones affect heart, brain, and eyes. People with AIDS and HIV infection are the most vulnerable group that […]

Fatty Liver Disease in Cats

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Fatty Liver Disease in Cats The fatty liver disease appears in cats feeding on a diet that lacks protein. Often, fatty liver disease occurs in cats that lose appetite because of stress or illness. According to feline experts, a cat’s body cannot cope with a starvation mode for too long. Furthermore, avoidance of food or poor diet can quickly turn a cat’s body into starvation mode. When a cat is in starvation mode, the body uses stored fat to compensate […]