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Spraying urine is a natural way for cats to communicate, but a behavior that cat owners overwhelmingly consider unpleasant. Pet owners often assume that a welcome side effect of neutering will be the cessation of spraying. But for at least 10 percent of male cats, neutering will not be a sufficient
All my life, I've wanted a Siamese kitty. Finally, in October of this year, my dream came true when I ran across a litter while running boring errands one day. I was so excited to bring this beautiful cat home to join my other cat, 3 crazy lapdogs, and the parrot.
Feline immune deficiency can be a serious problem, especially for pets that are not exposed to the outdoors on a regular basis.For concerned owners, it is important to make sure your cat has regular veterinary checkups and that you are providing all the necessary nutrients which keep a cat's bo
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. When the secretion of insulin is not sufficient to balance the production of glucose, diabetes results. In cats, there are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 is caused by an inadequacy in insulin production. Type 2 is caused by the cat's lack of abilit
Your cat's ears are very sensitive and can easily get infected from bacteria and wax buildup. Cat ears are also very prone to mites, which can give the animal a hard time balancing properly if it goes untreated. Especially waxy ears may take a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to clear out. When cle
It's all quiet and you are just sitting there and your cat is lying in your lap, purring contentedly as you pet him. You both are just minding your own business and then all of a sudden, without any warning, he suddenly bites your hand and very quickly wants to jumps down and gets away from you
The Himalayan cat is one of the most popular pedigree cats in the world. With their lustrous long hair and piercing blue eyes, these felines are especially renowned for their beauty. Himalayans are generally easy to take care of due to their relaxed, playful temperament and relatively few health iss
Ocular trauma, which refers to damage done to the eye, can be a serious issue that can blind your cat if left untreated. In very severe cases, infection from a damaged eye can kill your cat. If your cat has experienced ocular trauma, immediate action may be necessary to save its sight.
Hairballs are a problem that affects most cats. As cats groom themselves, their rough tongues loosen fur and they often swallow the hair. Because hair is not digested, it accumulates as a wad of fur in the cat's stomach. Hairballs interrupt normal digestion and can irritate a cat's stomach lining, r
You can provide your cat with a Kosher diet.white angora cat eating from food bowl image by Stephen Orsillo from Fotolia.comUnder Jewish dietary laws, certain foods--such as meat from pigs, rodents and reptiles--are considered unclean. The meats of clean (or Kosher) animals must be...
Black cats have traditionally been associated with Halloween, so we honor black cats with photos during October. Of course, aficionados of these Parlor Panthers adore black cats year-round. If you haven't yet had your fill of black cat photos, feast your eyes on the previous galleries.
Try an herbal remedy for urinary problems in your pets.Puppies of the spitz-dog and cat in studio image by Ulf from Fotolia.comMany of the same herbs recommended for humans with urinary tract and bladder issues may also be used for pets with similar conditions. However, since urinary...
Choking, coughing or wheezing in a feline requires a visit to the veterinarian to determine if your cat is suffering from feline asthma. About 1 percent of all felines suffer from asthma, also referred to as chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma or allergic bronchitis, according to feline veterinary
Newborn kittens are very fragile little creatures. They are born with eyes shut, unable to see, unable to walk or stand and totally dependent on the mother for food and care. Sometimes a mother cat is unable to care for her babies. If she is a stray, she may have been killed or unable to return to t
When are cat towers more than just an attractive addition to your home? In the mind of your cat, that configuration of platforms and caves can supply endless hours of creative play as they leap from perch to perch. Find out how this can improve the health of your cat and encourage nighttime sleep.