Pages tagged with Cat Health

Back in the day when I was just knee-high to a grasshopper, growing up down on the family farms, we didn’t know that there was anything wrong with feeding our cats and dogs table scraps, we didn’t know that we were slowly poisoning our beloved companions. Back then, I figured if s...
This article is a blow by blow depiction of a very stressful experience of worrying about my cats when I had to leave it up to others to care for them. Sometimes it is just not easy not matter what you do.
Cats are masters at masking pain. Their ability to hide pain goes back to their wild origins. In the wild, a sick animal becomes prey. While acute pain may be fairly obvious to cat guardians, it may be more difficult to discern whether your cat is in pain when it comes to chronic pain...
Most people who are loving their pets usually share a bed with their pets. But, there are things you need to consider if you like to share a bed with your pets.
As with dogs, owners need to take care with what food their cats get their paws on. It is important to become familiar with what might be harmful to your cat’s health and avoid giving them anything that might be a risk. Here is a quick list of what should be avoided:
An empire see's its darkest days, vermin fill the streets and a nation starves, it is in its darkest hour when they came, they are descendants of lions and the great kings of the great Savannahs...they were the cats... and greatest amongst them is Bastet, and here is her story.
Are you a new cat owner? If so, there will come a time when your cat becomes "just like a child." However, until that time comes, it's up to you to understand your cat and small signals he or she could share with you.
It is commonly thought that the ancient Egyptians were the first people to domesticate cats, however, the oldest known pet cat was recently found in a 9,500-year-old grave on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The grave predates early Egyptian art depicting cats by more than 4,000 y...
This article is an outcome of the inspiration I got from reading Sheila Newton's article 'What is it Like to Own a Cat?' that was written for "Mark's February Factual Writing Challenge". I never thought I could write about pets. I was thinking this "pets business" was not my forte. ...
Here, I provide different viewpoints of humans toward cats - from thousands of years ago to the present day. How times have changed! *This article was prompted by Mark Gordon Brown’s article-writing challenge.
Part of every visit to you physician’s office is a blood pressure reading, it is so routine that you would question why no one took your blood pressure if they didn’t. Until recently veterinary offices haven’t had the equipment to read blood pressure routinely because of techni...
Giving insulin injections does not require a degree in veterinarian medicine but you need to know how to choose the proper syringe for the type of insulin and insulin dosage being used.
Einstein once said, “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” I have no specific talent when it comes to veterinarian medicine but being a concerned pet owner I am passionately curious about it, and I follow my curiosity. I want to learn as much about veterinaria...
Now that, you know what feline diabetes is, your fears are beginning to dissipate. Now it is time for us to take a closer look at what this diagnosis means for you and your pet. It is not a death sentence for your companion. Feline diabetes can be treated and controlled. Your furry fr...
There are several different ways to track you loved pet's glucose level—PU/PD, Dipsticks and Blood Tests. After learning about these three methods, you will need to chose the one that you are most comfortable using because, as the caretaker of a diabetic cat, you will have to monit...
Back in the day when I was knee-high to a grasshopper, the litter box consisted of a cut-down cardboard box with shredded up newspaper in it stuck in a corner on the back porch. Our cats used it faithfully, and we were unaware of the health issues involved, the health dangers we were...
Discusses common problems for cats and dogs, and how to handle them.
John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States, said, “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” By Adam's definition of a leader or any other definition, The Doris Day Animal League became a leader in the fight fo...
No one who truly loves his pet owns his pet. Their pets are members of their families just as their spouse and children are members of their family. We know what it means to be a responsible parent to our human children, but how many of us truly knows what it means to be a responsible...
No home is complete without a pet. Many people go without knowing the unconditional love that a dog or cat has to offer because they are able to make the financial commitment required. Do not allow the lack of money keep you from experiencing the unconditional love of a dog or cat, ...
Do you know what vaccines are essential to your little fur baby's well-being and which are not? You need to be an informed pet parent because all the vaccines pushed on you by a veterinarian are not only not needed, some can even endanger your loved ones health.
Every year in the United States alone, thousands of pet cats and dogs need blood transfusions. What are the sources of all that blood?
Until a few years ago, it was believed that cats did not suffer from arthritis because their symptoms were far less prominent than symptoms of arthritis were in other species. A 2007 study disabused us of that erroneous belief.
She teaches me how to make friend with the others. You do not need to be a famous man to have many friends.
A page on feline kidney infections, and how to diagnose them.
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