Playing with your cat is something that all cat owners should make the time to do. It has so many benefits. If possible, you should break it up into several short play sessions a day, if not, a big one before bed is recommended to help your cat settle down for the night.
Just like humans, cats can be prone to dry skin, this can have an impact on the overall condition of not only the skin, but the fur as well. The skin contains thousands of sebaceous glands which secrete an oil (known as sebum) to keep the skin lubricated and moist. Both internal and external factors can lead to dry skin in cats.
We've all heard the story of the cat who was sick or old and one day just vanished. This has lead many people to believe that cats will go away to die on their own. But is this true?
Normal body temperatures in cats range between 100 - 102.5°F (37.7 - 39.1°C). The body regulates its temperature (known as thermoregulation) by a number of measures and for a number of reasons.
Can cats catch a cold?
Technically no, they don't catch colds like humans do. Colds (in humans) are caused by the "rhinovirus", and are host specific. Cats do catch upper respiratory infections though (also known as "cat flu"), which have similar symptoms to colds that we get.
Just like humans, kittens will go through the process of teething where their baby teeth (also known as deciduous teeth) break through the gums. Teething begins in kittens around the age of two weeks.
Also known as the "abdomen", the belly is located between the chest and the pelvis. It houses the stomach & intestines as well as the liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys and bladder.
Aspergillosis is a disease caused by a fungi of the genus Aspergillus. The most common types to affect cats are Aspergillus fumigatus and Aspergillus terreus.