In recent years, coconut oil has gained popularity as a wholesome, natural supplement to treat a range of cat health issues. But is coconut oil good for cats or is this just hype? We explore the potential benefits of coconut oil for cats, whether coconut oil is safe, and if it has a place in our pet medicine cabinet. Why the buzz about coconut oil for cats? Some of the … [Read more...] about Coconut Oil for Cats: Is It Good or Bad?
In general, cats aren’t water babies, apart from a few specific breeds that actually like water, but hydrotherapy (also known as aqua therapy) can be a blessing when dealing with a number of feline health issues. How Does Hydrotherapy Work? Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy in water that’s used for humans, dogs and even cats. The idea behind it is that water offers … [Read more...] about How Hydrotherapy Can Benefit Your Cat
Have you ever considered giving your cat a massage? The physiological benefits of massage for cats are just the same as for humans, and include relaxation, lowered blood pressure, better circulation, improved joint mobility and more. Not only is cat massage a great way of pampering your furry prince or princess, it’s also a way of de-stressing for both of you. From a … [Read more...] about How to Give Your Cat a Massage in 8 Easy Steps
As a responsible pet owner we give our cats all the food, love and veterinary care they need to be happy and healthy, but have you ever considered a regular pampering session for your cat? With a wide range of DIY pampering options available, you can make your cat feel a million dollars without having to take a trip to the grooming salon. Hair Styling Probably the … [Read more...] about Moggy Day Spa: Pampering Your Cat
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine, that’s practiced across the world as an alternative treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. You’ve probably already heard of acupuncture, and you may even have tried it yourself, but did you know that acupuncture can also be used effectively on cats and other animals? Veterinary Acupuncture for … [Read more...] about Acupuncture for Cats
Trimming your cat’s claws regularly should be a part of their ongoing healthcare routine. Unclipped claws can become overgrown and turn back on themselves, pressing into your cat’s paw which can be very uncomfortable. Keeping your cat’s claws trimmed will also protect you from being scratched, your clothing from being snagged, and you’ll minimise accidental claw damage to your … [Read more...] about Five Tips to Make Trimming Your Cat’s Claws Easier
Cats generally groom themselves but there may be times when you will need to give your cat a bath, such as when your mischievous kitten gets himself into a sticky or smelly situation or to treat a skin condition or flea problem. Some breeds such as the Sphynx or Selkirk Rex are also naturally prone to an oily skin so may require regular bathing to ensure their skin … [Read more...] about How to Survive Bathing Your Cat
Most cat owners dread having to give their cat medication. Cats have a sixth sense when it comes to pill time and many will scratch, bite, or run away from you and hide. The good news is that there is more than one way to get your cat to swallow a pill; it’s a question of finding what works best for you and your cat. Giving your cat a pill Opening your cat’s … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Cat to Swallow a Pill
Without all the facts you’d be forgiven for scratching your head in puzzlement when you see an otherwise slim cat sporting a wobbly apron of what appears to be excess skin on their belly. Why do cats have these saggy, hanging bellies that swing from side to side as they go about their business? One common myth is that this excess flab develops soon after neutering or … [Read more...] about Why Does My Cat Have a Flabby Belly?