Cats become very attached to places so if you are going away, try to find a responsible person to care for, and meet all of your cat’s welfare needs within his/her familiar home. Remember to leave them your vet’s telephone number and clear instructions on how to care for your pet. If you are boarding your cat,…Details
Avoid heatstroke conditions. Cats are very susceptible to heatstroke in excessive heat conditions due to their small body weight and comparatively high surface area. Heatstroke is a fever brought on by the failure of the body’s normal temperature regulation system due to being in overly high temperatures. The most common cause of heatstroke is being…Details
A cat that becomes overheated in summer can suffer from dehydration, shallow breathing, and can even get heatstroke. Keeping your cat cool is an important part of ensuring that he/she enjoys a safe and happy summer, especially if there’s a heat wave.
Due to the fact that cats evolved as predators, their senses developed differently than ours. That means your cat uses a combination of all his/her senses to recognize you — while heairing acts as their most reliable sense. While most people only see the world around them, cats literally sense their surroundings — relying on…Details
How easy it would be if our cats could tell us when their teeth, gums or mouth hurt? In reality, cats are experts at hiding pain. This instinctive behavior stems from their wild ancestry when any sign of weakness could mean the difference between life and death. While this is a great survival mechanism, it…Details
According to scientific studies, feline body language has six main forms of emotional response. Cats have specific types of posturing that indicate emotions like fear, anger, happiness and excitement. So what is your cat really trying to tell you? I’m Relaxed Sitting or lying down with a loose tail and extended legs; normal pupil dilation and ear…Details
7 Symptoms to Watch Out For Is he acting differently? The most common sign of illness in some cats is hiding in a quiet, out-of-the-way place. Sick cats often lie quietly in a hunched position. They might neglect grooming. They may be purring, which cats do not only when they’re happy, but also when they’re…Details
What’s normal? What’s not? Because most indoor cats have a fairly steady diet, on a daily basis you’ll likely have very uniform-looking Tootsie Roll-shaped poops. Should you abruptly switch up that food, don’t be surprised if your cat’s stool gets runny or loose for a little while afterwards. A cat’s digestive tract can be a…Details
The key point is hydration. The goal is the increased longevity of your pet. The better your cat’s hydration status, the less an organ like the kidney has to “work” to do its job. And, the resulting goal is that your cat would live longer by not having this disease process (renal failure) occur so…Details
When summer sets in, heat-related illnesses are usually seen affecting humans. But many people ignore the fact that intense heat gravely affects pets, as the number of abandoned pets increases during summer, animal welfare advocates have warned.