How to care for your deaf cat

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There’s no reason your deaf cat shouldn’t lead a happy, fun-filled life. Some pets are born deaf or genetically susceptible to deafness. For example, a white cat with blue eyes may be born deaf. At other times, illness or injury can cause hearing loss. With some accommodations, deaf cats shouldn’t have any trouble in most … Read more

Development in the first six weeks of a kitten’s life

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The first six weeks of a kitten’s life are critical to its development. They grow and develop rapidly, but they are vulnerable to many threats. Now outside the womb, kittens need warmth, food, and protection from infectious diseases and parasites such as fleas. Kittens will likely never grow again at the astonishing rate they have … Read more

How Pinworms Affect Homes and Pets

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Pinworms, also known as nematodes, are a common problem for people, especially children. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), pinworms are the most common helminth infection in the United States.However, people are often confused about where the worm comes from and how it spreads. Pinworms in the human body The type of pinworm … Read more

The cat’s heat (estrus) cycle

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Rabbits may be known for their rapid reproduction, but cats should share some of that reputation. Unneutered female cats can usually start breeding as soon as their heat cycle begins. If not neutered, cats can produce two to three litters per year. Litters range from 1 to 8 kittens, and if you’re not careful, you … Read more

Rippled Skin: Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome or FHS

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Ripple dermatosis is the generic name for a disorder technically known as “feline hyperesthesia syndrome” (FHS), which is characterized by a variety of symptoms: anxiety, nervousness, and generalized agitation. The key difference between the “normal frenzied behavior” exhibited by most young cats and happy, energetic cats and feline hyperesthesia is that, with the latter, the … Read more

Should rescued pregnant cats be neutered?

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One of the most controversial issues in shelter settings is whether rescued pregnant cats should be neutered. While some people resent the idea of ​​killing unborn kittens, others believe it can help with a larger problem, the problem of overpopulating pets. Stray female cats seem to have a magical knack for finding shelter immediately before … Read more

Signs your cat is aging and when to see the vet

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Thankfully, thanks to improvements in veterinary care and nutrition, our feline friends are living much longer than before. As our cats live longer, it is important to know the symptoms of common health problems and when to see a veterinarian. Many cats begin to experience age-related physical and psychological changes between the ages of 7 … Read more

How to Treat Diarrhea in Cats

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Diarrhea is something everyone experiences, but it’s not a healthy way to get rid of waste. Cats can experience diarrhea due to a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions are more serious than others, but persistent diarrhea should be treated immediately, regardless of the cause. Serious problems can be secondary to diarrhea; it is … Read more

Manage cats with epilepsy and/or seizures

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Seizures can occur in cats and have many different causes. Identifying the underlying cause of a cat’s seizures can help you and your veterinarian find the best treatment options. However, in many cases, treating the underlying cause of the cat’s seizures may not be possible. Your cat may have an untreatable or untreatable disease or … Read more

feline cerebellar hypoplasia

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Feline cerebellar hypoplasia is a neurological disorder that occurs when a cat’s brain does not develop properly in the womb. The disease is congenital, which means it is present at birth. Cats with cerebellar hypoplasia have hypoplasia of the cerebellum, the part of the brain that lies at the back of the brain just below … Read more

Feline infectious peritonitis

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Feline infectious peritonitis is a viral disease of cats that is seen worldwide. Most cats infected with the virus that causes FIP never get sick, but cats with symptoms of FIP invariably die from the disease. There are two forms of the disease: wet and dry. They are equally difficult to diagnose. What is FIP? … Read more