Causes of feline acne

A common, mild skin condition that affects cats is feline acne. Acne in cats is similar to the acne that affects humans. The faces of cats tend to have acne.

Acne in cats may look like blackheads on the cat's chin. If the acne is not clearly visible on the cat's skin, the chin and lips may look like it is dirty. The acne may form crusts.

Severe cases of feline acne can cause open sores, skin irritation, hair loss, swelling, and infection though most cases of feline acne are minor. If the cat is scratching the area, the risk of these complications increases.

Common causes of acne in cats include poor grooming, stress, allergic reactions, and dirt or food caught in skin folds of the cat's face. Cat acne can be due to overactive oil glands in the cat's skin.

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How long are cats pregnant

Whether you are concerned that your cat may have gotten pregnant or you are thinking about breeding your cat, you will be amazed about the information you need to know to help your cat stay healthy. While older cats get pregnant easier then younger cats, you will find that the cat pregnancy length, how long a cat is pregnant beginning with mating to actually having her litter, is fairly standard.

For the majority of the time, you will find that a cats pregnancy length is anywhere between 57 to 70 days. The average for most cats though is around 64 days which is about 9 weeks.

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House cat care tips

House cat care requires some basic understanding of what makes a good home for this feline companion. If you want your house cat around for years to come, the correct diet is essential. To stay happy and healthy, try a consistent feeding schedule. Avoid the pitfalls of unhealthy eating habits by feeding the appropriate food at regular intervals.

Avoid cow's milk when you feed your cat. Diarrhea is often the result of giving the cat cow's milk. The only fluid cats really need is fresh water. A cat's digestive system changes with age, so smaller and easily digested meals are strongly suggested. This change is likely to happen when the cat turns 7, so proteins that are easily broken down are recommended.

Whether it's moist pellets, tinned or dry food, you can meet the dietary needs of your cat in many ways. You can go for dry food or canned, depending on your preferences. If your cat has any dental problems, you probably want to stay with moist food.

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What is cat furniture and why is it good

You can finally rid yourself of scratches from your cats upon the furniture in your home by buying cat furniture. Cat furniture is the general term for any of the cat scratcher, cat tree, cat tower or any similar feline oriented furniture you may come across. This furniture, made especially to a feline's specification can finally put an end to the scratches and claw marks upon the furniture in your household.

People usually get so tired of their pet cats scratching their furniture, that they sometimes have their claws remove. I would strongly recommend abstaining from any such act. The cats still keep trying to scratch, claws or not, which harms them in the long run. A cats scratching is a purely instinctual nature inbred in felines all across the world, like a lion or tiger in the jungle, so the domestic cats in out houses just cannot do nothing but scratch.

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Long term cat care

A cat can be a pet and also a friend. If you want the feline to be with you for the long term, it pays to know proper cat care. Before getting one from the pet store or animal shelter, be sure to have a bed, dish bowl and litter box ready. By giving them their own space, they will be able to adapt to the new environment that you have made for them.

Since the cat will explore around the house and might even go out, it is advisable to put a collar around its neck which has your name, contact number and address so in case it wanders off, one of your neighbors will be able to return it. Another option is to insert a microchip under their skin. Putting this device into the feline is very similar to giving it a vaccination. Aside from using it merely to identify the cat if it gets lost, it also has another purpose which is a flea deterrent because it has a chemical that helps keep these parasites away.

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Cat health questions you need answers to

Every owner will have cat health questions from time to time. Short of calling a vet or paying for an expensive visit every time a little issue crosses your mind, you have to find resources that will give you answers directly. Cats are a pleasure to have in the home, but their health must be looked after just as any other animal requires.

You are probably already familiar with the most basic issues of cat health. You likely know how to look after the litter box so it remains sanitary and smell free, but are you aware of some of these other health issues?

When injured, can a cat be given pain medication?

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