Cats are adaptable creatures but sometimes a change in lifestyle or being confronted by certain situations can put them under stress. It can be difficult for cat owners to identify stress and anxiety if they are unaware of the signs to look for.
It all started with 100 crazy cat vets in one conference room. The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) conference was a “Cat Only” medicine conference, and this was the first time I had heard of the Cat Friendly Clinic initiative.
We have all been feeling the heat lately, including our pets. Here are some safety tips to help our pets get through summer.
Just like us, our pets are at risk of dental disease. Plaque (the furry feeling on our teeth) is a bacterium that grows and if left on the teeth it calcifies and turns rock hard into tartar. On average 80% of cats and dogs have a degree of dental disease by the age of 3 years.
Guy Fawkes can certainly be an enjoyable event, however this time of year can also be a very traumatic time for our pets, there’s no doubt about that.
Many people think that cats are low maintenance pets that only need the occasional brush. This can be true of some short haired cats. Long haired breeds are a different story. Long haired types ideally need to be groomed once a day to maintain a healthy coat. Grooming is also a great time to bond with your cat!
Ticks are an external parasite that attach to the skin and feed on the blood of our animals. They are quite slow moving and cannot jump; they rely on crawling onto their host. When a tick feeds, they attach and do not release themselves from the host (animal) until they are full.
It’s easy not to think too much about the worms our furry friends might be carrying around. They’re usually out of sight, living in your pet’s intestines as adults or travelling around their insides as migrating larvae.
Cats generally are not great supporters of change. If they had it their way they would prefer to stay where they are already settled in their surroundings. However, at some stage in their lives, most cats have to make that move to a new location.