Cat health 2023, December

Cat gasping: the causes

Cat gasping: the causes

The rattle in the cat it can be identified as a kind of murmur or whistle while the animal is breathing, and at times it may seem that it is an asthma attack. As alarming as this may seem, in many cases it is not a very serious problem: many causes rattle are related to ailments that can be easily treated by your veterinarian.

Heatstroke in cats: how to recognize it and what to do

Heatstroke in cats: how to recognize it and what to do

Now that the temperatures have definitely risen, talk about the heatstroke in cats it is actually a must. We have already told you about cats that suffer from the heat and how to protect them. Today, however, let's talk about how to recognize this dangerous condition and all the things to do to help our four-legged friends.

Cat's teeth: risks and prevention

Cat's teeth: risks and prevention

Let's talk about cat's teeth , a subject very often underestimated by many cat owners. You know it is very important to take care of oral cavity of your four-legged friend? Just like for us, in fact, even for our cat, dental care is essential.

How long can a cat go without eating?

How long can a cat go without eating?

Let's talk about health of our four-legged friends, with a question that each of you will have asked at least once in your life. How long a cat can go without eating ? Having a cat that doesn't like the food , while it may seem absurd, it is not an impossible thing.

Washing the cat: yes or no? Everything you need to know

Washing the cat: yes or no? Everything you need to know

Tell the truth: if you have a feline at home, you will have asked yourself this question at least once. We have to wash our cat or not? After all, cats are afraid of water is certainly not new. In fact, the cat bath topic is a topic that has always divided the owners of felines in two categories.

Cats that suffer from the heat: how to protect and cool them

Cats that suffer from the heat: how to protect and cool them

Today we are talking about one of the problems that, during this period of the year, makes almost all cat owners worry again: cats suffering from the heat . Summer is now upon us and the beautiful sunny days that have characterized our entire peninsula in the last few days do nothing but remind us of it.

Is bleach toxic to cats?

Is bleach toxic to cats?

Let's talk about health of our four-legged friends, trying to answer a question that some of you will surely have asked. There bleach is toxic to cats ? After all, the relationship between this product and the world of felines is certainly not new.

Cat in heat: how long it lasts

Cat in heat: how long it lasts

An unsterilized cat will go into heat or estrus seasonally in the spring and fall and may go into heat multiple times during the season. The period of heat in the cat lasts on average about a week but can vary from three to 14 days. During estrus, your cat may exhibit behaviors such as jealousy, aggression or stress.

The cat limps: possible causes

The cat limps: possible causes

There are many ailments that affect joints, muscles, bones, nerves or skin and can cause cat walking problems, and some are more serious than others. If your cat limps and has recently suffered an accident or a bad fall, it is easy to imagine that it is a consequence of these events.

Eosinophilic granuloma in cats: symptoms, causes and treatment

Eosinophilic granuloma in cats: symptoms, causes and treatment

The expression Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex (EGC) indicates a specific group of inflammatory skin lesions affecting the cat. In particular, these are 3 different diseases: indolent ulcer, eosinophilic plaque and linear granuloma. In this article we will analyze each of the manifestations of this ailment and indicate them symptoms, causes and treatment .

Primordial bag in the cat: what is it?

Primordial bag in the cat: what is it?

There primordial bag it is a pendulous, soft and mobile part, which develops near the cat's hind legs. Let's be careful not to confuse it with obesity! Surely many of you will have noticed that cats have, some more or less pronounced, a pendulous part just near the hind legs.

Maine Coon: average life span

Maine Coon: average life span

The Maine Coon, in addition to being a splendid cat, is also an excellent life partner for both us humans and other animals. If you are wondering how old you are the average life span of a Maine Coon and what are the factors that help him live better and more, take a look at this article.

Why does a cat scratch its ears?

Why does a cat scratch its ears?

Yours cat often scratches its ears ? Without creating alarmism , it is good to know that very often this attitude hides symptoms of a health problem. The ears, in fact, are a very delicate part of your four-legged friend and as such must always be kept under control.

A cat has a dry nose - why?

A cat has a dry nose - why?

In today's article, we want to try to help all owners of felines who find themselves worried because theirs cat has a dry nose . What are the triggering reasons? Let's start by telling you that just like dogs, cats in general have wet noses too.

Why do some cats have different colored paws?

Why do some cats have different colored paws?

Your cats have different colored paws ? So today you are in the right place! With the help of the experts , in fact, we want to explain to you what this feline peculiarity is due to. There are many cats that show a difference in hair on the paws.

Cat feces color: when they are healthy and when not

Cat feces color: when they are healthy and when not

True, we are talking about a topic you would rather not think about, yet it is a very important issue. The cat stool color , in fact, they can be a valid mirror regarding his state of health. Even if we don't like doing it, it is therefore very important that every time we clean his litter box, we take a look at his needs.

Chlamydia in kittens

Chlamydia in kittens

There chlamydiosis it is a respiratory infection caused by an intracellular bacterium (Chlamydophila felis) which causes conjunctivitis in cats. It is particularly widespread and rather dangerous for kittens, because it can cause them to develop pneumonia.

Defending cats from the heat: here are some useful tips

Defending cats from the heat: here are some useful tips

Summer is now getting closer and closer and for this reason today we want to explain how defend your cats from the heat . Temperatures increase every day and it is time for every cat owner to find out about how to make their quadruped live in the best way during the summer period.

Cat loses hair: causes and remedies

Cat loses hair: causes and remedies

Hair loss in the cat o alopecia feline is a fairly common problem. It can be partial or complete, and the affected areas can be varied or follow a symmetrical pattern. The skin near the affected area may appear normal or may have redness, swelling, encrustations or abrasions.

Japanese cats and dogs? they are the ones who live the most

Japanese cats and dogs? they are the ones who live the most

A recent study has shown that Japanese cats and dogs are the ones that live longer than those of other countries in the world. This feature is due to several factors. Before we get to the heart of our article, we want to start with a simple question.

Cat urinates blood: the causes

Cat urinates blood: the causes

The presence of blood in the urine, also called hematuria , is a clinical sign at the base of various ailments that should not be underestimated: if you notice drops of pink, red or dark urine in your cat's litter box, on his bed or even on the floor, it is good to immediately run for cover.

Sight of cats: is it true that they can see even in the dark?

Sight of cats: is it true that they can see even in the dark?

Let's talk about view of cats and in particular their ability to see even in the dark . But is it true that our cats can see even in the absence of light? We are sure, at least once in your life you will have asked yourself this too. After all, it is a belief that has been handed down for centuries and centuries.

Cats: are lilies really toxic to them?

Cats: are lilies really toxic to them?

Lilies are gods very common ornamental plants , whose splendid flowers are also used for decorations and compositions. Many believe that these plants contain substances that can be harmful to cats, while others are convinced that these are rumors without foundation.

Feline acne: characteristics and remedies

Feline acne: characteristics and remedies

L' feline acne it is one of the less common diseases that afflict cats. It is not a dangerous or even fatal disorder, but given that it causes no little discomfort in the animal, it is appropriate to know its features and be informed about its possible remedies .

Why do cats lose whiskers?

Why do cats lose whiskers?

THE whiskers of cats , also called vibrissae, constitute one of the most distinctive traits of our feline friend but not only for an aesthetic question: in fact they perform a series of very important functions for the animal, to the point that if it did not have any it would have to face quite a lot 'of problems (unless you belong to the Sphynx breed, which naturally does not have them).

Cat poisoning by pesticides for dogs

Cat poisoning by pesticides for dogs

With the arrival of summer, to protect the cat from ticks, fleas, mosquitoes and sand flies, which can create serious health problems, we are inclined to protect them with pesticides . On the market there are pesticides with different methods of application like:

Cat with swollen paw: causes and what to do

Cat with swollen paw: causes and what to do

We know well that cats are animals that love to move undisturbed and without limitations, so we can understand them as a paw problem can be particularly annoying to them. Yet they know how to be extremely good at masking pain or discomfort, so it's up to us to observe them well and find out if there is something wrong.

Why are white cats deaf?

Why are white cats deaf?

Perhaps you have happened to read somewhere or hear from some acquaintance that white cats are deaf. But why? And is it really all white cats? What is the relationship between coat color and deafness? We will answer these and other questions in this article.

Dermatitis in cats

Dermatitis in cats

There dermatitis in cats it is not a real disease but more than anything else a symptom, a bad skin condition which in most cases indicates the presence of a more serious disorder. For this reason it is necessary to know as much as possible about it in order to identify it as soon as possible.

Diabetes in cats: symptoms

Diabetes in cats: symptoms

A fair number of cats tend to develop diabetes mellitus, which is the inability to produce enough insulin to balance the glucose levels in the blood. If left untreated, diabetes can even lead to the death of the animal. But What are the symptoms of diabetes in cats?

Cat with a swollen belly: the causes

Cat with a swollen belly: the causes

Swelling in the abdomen is a symptom of a big one variety of conditions in the cat. It can come on suddenly or develop over time, but in any case it should be treated as a potentially serious condition and should be resolved as soon as possible.

Fever in cats: how to recognize it and what to do

Fever in cats: how to recognize it and what to do

There fever in the cat it is more difficult to identify than human beings, in which maybe just a kiss on the forehead is enough to have some clue about it. In the case of felines, however, things get complicated: it is then the case to know how to recognize it and what to do if we find that our cat has a fever.

Cat: third eyelid and Haw syndrome

Cat: third eyelid and Haw syndrome

Anyone lucky enough to have a cat at home will surely have noticed, in some cases, the presence of a whitish membrane appearing from the inner corner of their cat's eye. This membrane is the third eyelid of the cat . But what is the third eyelid?

Leishmaniasis in cats

Leishmaniasis in cats

Very often considered a dog disease, leishmaniasis is actually one zoonotic infection which can affect many other animals, including humans. Let's see in particular what there is to know about leishmaniasis in cats . Infection Caused by the protozoan Leishmania infantum, leishmaniasis in cats causes three types of reactions:

Mastocytoma in cats: what is there to know?

Mastocytoma in cats: what is there to know?

Although not too frequent, especially compared to what happens in dogs, cat mast cell tumors are nonetheless a very serious ailment which must be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible if you do not want to put the animal's health at risk.

Kidney failure in cats: everything you need to know

Kidney failure in cats: everything you need to know

Your cat's kidneys perform many important functions: they help regulate blood pressure, produce hormones, stimulate the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells, and remove waste from the blood. However, they can begin to yield with age. If left untreated, kidney failure can lead to a series of Health problems .

Male cat neutering: when and why?

Male cat neutering: when and why?

Many owners opt for spaying their cat (also called castration or orchiectomy in the case of the male), but far fewer know all the benefits or know for sure when to proceed with this decision. So let's see when and why to proceed with the sterilization of the male cat .

Ascaris in cats: what to know

Ascaris in cats: what to know

Roundworms are the most common parasites that can infest the body of a cat or dog. A lot of kittens when they are young tend to get infected, as there are several ways to contract them. Let's go through this and other information to find out everything you need to know on roundworms in cats.

Probiotics for cats: what are they for?

Probiotics for cats: what are they for?

In cats, as well as in humans, most of the immune defenses reside in the gastrointestinal tract, for this reason it is important to maintain the right balance between good and bad bacteria within it. To help this process, it may be useful to integrate probiotics into your cat's diet.

Cats: how many hours do they sleep?

Cats: how many hours do they sleep?

THE cats housekeepers are often considered lazy because of how many hours they sleep, and in fact it is one of their favorite activities and the one that takes them the most time. But exactly how many hours does a cat sleep ? Let's find out right away.