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Common Diseases That Can Affect Your Pet Cat

Common Diseases That Can Affect Your Pet Cat

Being a pet owner comes with many responsibilities. You want your pet to have good food, shelter and a warm environment. Besides this, you are also responsible for your cat’s health. Cats like any other pets and human beings for that matter are prone to develop diseases throughout their lives. The trick is to spot […]

Effective Ways To Deal With Feline Constipation

Effective Ways To Deal With Feline Constipation

Constipation in cats is not as uncommon as it sounds. In fact it is a serious problem that can result in serious problems where your cat’s health is concerned if proper treatment is not administered. [Cat health care] Feline constipation is usually common in old cats although a cat of any age can suffer from […]

What Is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)?

What Is Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)?

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, abbreviated as FIV, is sometimes referred to as feline AIDS. This is a bit of a misnomer. FIV is actually a feline immunodeficiency virus, a retrovirus which attacks the immune system much like HIV does in humans. Feline AIDS is a different condition, just as AIDS in humans is different from HIV […]

Diagnosing A Cat With Feline Kidney Disease

Diagnosing A Cat With Feline Kidney Disease

Just as in humans ,a cat’s kidneys do the important work of filtering waste products from the blood stream. When kidneys are failing or have failed, waste products can build up. Fortunately, feline kidney disease can be managed. If your veterinarian suspects feline kidney disease, he will perform tests to measure the levels of BUN […]

Should Your Cat Receive The Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccine?

Should Your Cat Receive The Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccine?

Despite its name, Feline Leukemia is not a type of cancer, but a virus. It is usually transferred from one cat to another during friendly, social activities, such as mutual grooming or sharing a water or food bowl. Many cats who are exposed to this virus will not become ill, but will develop antibodies that […]