Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Thiamine (Vitamin B1) Deficiency in Cats

Overview     Causes     Symptoms     Diagnosis     Treatment Overview: Thiamine deficiency is rare in cats and is most typically seen when a cat has been fed a diet...

Taurine For Cats – What You Need To Know

What is taurine? Also known as 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid, taurine is an essential amino acid which was first isolated in the bile of an ox in 1827, hence...

How To Read Cat Food Labels

Being able to read pet food labels really helps when choosing which food to buy for your cat. It is not a difficult task...

Human Foods Which Cats Can’t Eat

Alcohol* Alcohol can cause intoxication, gastrointestinal irritation, respiratory distress, coma, and death. Apricot, cherry, peach pits, apple seeds* All of the above contain cyanogenic glycosides which...
Food intolerance in cats

Food Intolerance in Cats-Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What is a food intolerance? A food intolerance is an adverse reaction to a food, one of its ingredients or additives. It differs from a...

Cat Food Allergies-Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What are allergies      Food allergies in cats   Symptoms      Diagnosis      Treatment What are allergies? The role of the immune system is to keep infectious microorganisms, such as...

Cat Feeding – Common Mistakes Made By Pet Owners

Start as you mean to go on:  If you don't want your cat to scrounge food from your plate then don't ever give him tidbits....

Chocolate (Theobromine) Poisoning in Cats

Can I give my cat chocolate?  Symptoms  What does theobromine do?   Diagnosis    Treatment   At a glance About: Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine which are toxic to...

Cat Milk – Can Cats Drink Milk?

Cats and milk at a glance Cats have no nutritional need for milk once they have weaned. Nursing kittens produce an enzyme called lactase...

Feeding A Kitten-Types of Kitten Food and Feeding Schedule

With such a vast range of kitten food on the market that it can often be confusing for the new kitten owner. This article...

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Check the chip day

Check the Chip Day

August 15th is Check the Chip day. This day serves as an important reminder for pet owners to check that their pet's microchip is...
Transmission of common cat diseases and parasites

Transmission of Common Cat Diseases and Parasites

Understanding how diseases are transmitted is important as it can help to reduce possible exposure to cats as well as humans in the case of...
Cat squinting

Cat Squinting Causes – What Does It Mean When A Cat Squints?

At a glance About: Squinting can be a normal behaviour when the cat is relaxed and trusting but it can also be a sign of an...
Helping a senior cat settle into a new home

Helping An Adult Cat Adjust To A New Home

Bringing an adult cat into the home is rewarding for the new family and gives an adult cat a second chance. With low adoption...
Ivermectin for cats

Ivermectin For Cats – Uses, Dosage and More

Ivermectin is a common anti-parasitic medication discovered in 1975 by Satoshi Ōmura whose research group isolated the bacterium Streptomyces avermitilis from a single Japanese soil sample...