As the general population has gotten heavier, so has the world's cats. Extra weight has detrimental effects on a cat's health including a higher rate of diabetes, a higher strain on the joints and a higher rate of fatty liver disease. Here are some ways to help your cat manage their weight. Cat food, not people food Cats are naturally carnivores and they are happiest and healthiest on a diet high in protein and animal fat.
As our cats are loyal and valued members of the family, it's important that we keep their teeth in great, clean condition. With the lifespan of domestic cats increasing with better care and attention, we need to put effort into keeping their teeth healthy for longer now than in the past. Dental bacteria can travel through the bloodstream, reaching other organs and creating serious and life threatening issues for your cat in addition to causing general discomfort when eating and bad breath.
As your cat gets older, you may notice some behavioural changes. Most of these changes are perfectly normal and are to be expected in an older pet, for example, sleeping more or a waning interest in playtime. However, there are other signs that could be indicative of hyperthyroidism, a common condition in older cats. Could your cat be developing hyperthyroidism? Read on for more information. What is feline hyperthyroidism? Hyperthyroidism is a glandular disorder that most commonly affects older cats.
A broken tail can lead to severe problems for your cat. The tail contains several vertebrae, which connect to the cat's lower back, and trauma to the tail can ultimately cause problems with mobility, balance and even the cat's digestive system because of damage to nearby nerves. If you think your cat's tail is broken, learn more about the options available to you. Symptoms to look for Of course, you can often spot visible signs of trauma or damage to your cat's tail.
As a dog owner, there are few things more terrifying than watching your pooch have a seizure. Unfortunately, canine seizures are all too common, affecting up to 5.7% of dogs. While it may be scary to see your dog have a fit, you may not need to worry. Many seizures are harmless, one-off events. Not sure whether your dog's seizure is a cause for concern? Try conducting your own diagnostic test with these 3 questions.
When you have a dog or a cat, they become a treasured part of the family, and you don't want to leave them at any cost. This is true even if you move or travel abroad. Hi, my name is Katie, and I traveled with my dog for nearly 10 years before his passing one year ago. I loved every moment we had together, but I also learned a lot of important things about the type of veterinary care travelling animals need. If you want to learn about veterinary care or tips for travelling animals or just in general, I invite you to explore my blog.