Health

Is cat declawing inhumane?

Cat declawing used to be a widely accepted method for controlling cat scratching behavior. Alternatives to cat declawing are now considered humane solutions to destructive cat scratching.

During the surgery to declawed cat, the last digit of the cat's toes are removed. The veterinarian may opt to do the claw instead of removing the end portion of the cat's toes however.

The main reason that cat owners elect to get their cat's declawed is to stop or prevent destructive cat scratching. Some cat owners believe that they must have their cat's declawed to save their furniture and even themselves from getting scratched. A cat owner who gets their cat declawed to stop cat scratching during play may be disappointed when the declawed cat bites since they can no longer use its claws to defend itself.

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Reverse feline bladder thickening

When your cat gets diagnosed with feline bladder thickening, then they likely have a urinary tract infection previously that ...

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How long do cats live and what affects their lifespan?

How long do cats live? This is a common question from cat owners. Since many factors can affect the cat lifespan, there is no single answer. However, a healthy indoor cat can live up to twenty-one years.

If the cat is allowed to spend time outdoors without confinement or supervision, the cat lifespan is often drastically decreased. Pat cats who roam outdoors are susceptible to accidents such as being struck by a car, disease contracted from other cats, and poisoning which is usually accidental.

The hazards of being outdoors all the time drastically affects the lifespan of stray cats and feral cats. A large percentage of stray and feral cats only live a few years due to these dangers and starvation.

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Caring for senior cats

Just like in people, a cat's body changes as the cat ages. Normal aging involves gradual changes, but some senior cats develop age-related illness. Caring for senior cats involves identifying normal age-related changes, caring for the aging cats special needs, and consulting your veterinarian about any drastic changes or questions about the aging cat.

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The best tips on how to raise a kitten

Before you bring your new kitten home, you need to know how to raise a kitten so you understand what you can expect and to make the transition as smooth as possible for every member of the household.

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Urinary problems in cats - Cat bladder problems a common cat illness

You may be alarmed when your vet tells you that the cat urine problems your cat is exhibiting are really related to a common cat illness. Urinary problems in cats is a excruciating condition often misread as a behavior problem. Now don't you feel a bit small that you've been scolding your cat when she's been sick and hurting? Here's some tips to help you recognize feline urinary tract infections and to get it under control fast - before its and emergency.

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