If you suddenly notice your cat drooling, it can be an alarming sight. Your cat may be drooling for a perfectly innocent reason, or it may be a sign of something more sinister. So, if your cat starts drooling, is it anything to worry about? If you notice your cat drooling, it is important to investigate it further. Drooling is a common symptom of several health problems, but … [Read more...] about Why Is My Cat Drooling? When to Be Concerned
Cat Scooting: What it Means and What to Do
Have you ever seen a cat dragging its butt along the ground? Cat butt scooting is definitely less common in cats than dogs, but it’s still most definitely a ‘thing’ and can indicate a medical problem that you may need to get checked out. What is Cat Scooting? It simple terms, it’s when a cat drags their bottom along the floor. Carpet is a particularly rewarding surface to … [Read more...] about Cat Scooting: What it Means and What to Do
10 Signs it’s Time to Visit the Vet
How do you tell the difference between a cat that is having a relaxing snooze and one that is sleeping because she’s sick? How do you know when it's time to visit the vet? When a cat isn't feeling well or is ill, instinctively she lies low. This is to avoid bringing attention to her infirmity because in the wild, to alert a predator to weakness makes her vulnerable. All … [Read more...] about 10 Signs it’s Time to Visit the Vet
Unusual Things Cat Eat – Understanding Pica
Cats are notoriously fussy eaters so what does it mean when they develop a taste for something really odd, like wool or rubber bands? This is so ‘not normal’ that it has a name: Pica PICA: A craving or abnormal appetite for non-food substances Indeed pica in cats is an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), but before labelling the problem as purely down to odd behaviour, … [Read more...] about Unusual Things Cat Eat – Understanding Pica
What to do if Your Cat is Dehydrated
Would you know if your cat is dehydrated? At some point in their life it’s likely your cat will become dehydrated, so recognising the symptoms and knowing what to do is important. It matters because dehydration puts a big strain on vital organs such as the kidney, which can cause lasting problems especially in older cats. What is Dehydration? Dehydration is one of those … [Read more...] about What to do if Your Cat is Dehydrated
Should I Worry About My Cat’s Poop?
Are you obsessed by the contents of your cat’s litter box? Many seemingly rationale people wait with bated breath to inspect their cat’s latest offering. For some people, finding a nice firm sausage puts a spring in the step, whilst a smelly cowpat is likely to dampen the spirits for hours. If this seems strange to you then be thankful that your cat has ‘regular’ habits, … [Read more...] about Should I Worry About My Cat’s Poop?
Whisker Fatigue – Is There Really Such a Thing?
We received a complimentary Dr Catsby whisker fatigue cat bowl for review. We only recommend products we believe are relevant to our readers. When I first heard about 'whisker fatigue' I thought it was just another clever marketing gimmick to help drive sales of designer cat food bowls. I’ve since realised there’s more to it than that. The importance of a cat's … [Read more...] about Whisker Fatigue – Is There Really Such a Thing?
Pensioner Puss: Caring for an Elderly Cat
If you’ve got an elderly cat, 15 years or over, then you probably already know that she needs extra special care and attention to make sure that her twilight years are happy and comfortable. It’s a blessing when your beloved companion lives to a ripe old age - here are some helpful tips to help you take care of your elderly cat. Your Elderly Cat and Eating Your elderly … [Read more...] about Pensioner Puss: Caring for an Elderly Cat
Common Causes of Diarrhoea in Cats
If your cat has diarrhoea, it’s unpleasant for you to deal with, but even more unpleasant for your cat. There are a number of possible causes for a bout of feline diarrhoea, and it may be something as simple as a change in food upsetting his stomach, or it may be a sign of a more serious illness. If your cat suffers from diarrhoea that doesn’t immediately clear up, it’s … [Read more...] about Common Causes of Diarrhoea in Cats
Does Your Cat Have Bad Breath?
Your cat’s breath is probably never going to smell minty-fresh, but if it has a particularly foul odour to it, there may be an underlying medical reason that you are unaware of. In this article we discuss the causes of bad breath in cats, other symptoms to watch out for and preventative dental care. Causes of Bad Breath in Cats The most common cause of feline halitosis is … [Read more...] about Does Your Cat Have Bad Breath?