Just like humans, as cats get older they can suffer from degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis. Arthritis in cats is surprisingly common. In one research study, osteoarthritis was shown to affect 90% of cats over 12 years of age and in another study 61% of cats over six years old. Feline osteoarthritis causes reduced mobility and flexibility of joints, joint swelling, … [Read more...] about Osteoarthritis in Cats – Signs and Treatment for Stiff Joints
Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy: What About My Cat?
If you're a cat owner considering motherhood or in the early stages of pregnancy, you may be concerned about toxoplasmosis and pregnancy risks, including whether it's safe to be changing cat litter when pregnant. You may have been told that your cat can carry the potentially deadly parasite toxoplasmosis and pose a risk to your unborn baby. But were you also told that you are … [Read more...] about Toxoplasmosis and Pregnancy: What About My Cat?
How to Treat Feline Obesity
Last week we examined the growing problem of feline obesity in modern society. This week we look at the steps we can implement to take control of our cat's weight and improve their overall health and wellbeing. The two biggest factors that need to be monitored and adjusted are diet and exercise. Feline Diet Many modern cat foods contain a lot of carbohydrates. A cat’s … [Read more...] about How to Treat Feline Obesity
Fat Cats are a Growing Problem
Obesity isn’t an issue limited only to people. Over eating and inactive lifestyles are severely affecting the health of our pets as well and obesity is a common nutritional disorder in cats today. Obesity places additional stresses upon a cat’s body and can predispose them to more serious medical conditions including diabetes, arthritis, and hepatic lipidosis (liver … [Read more...] about Fat Cats are a Growing Problem