Last month I discussed how cats show you that they are sick by drinking too much water. This month I am going to discuss some other feline health issues that can lead to declining health in your cat. Continue reading
Cats! They seem to live in a world of their own most of the time. They usually don’t come when they are called, they only let you pet them when they want to be petted and they always seem healthy until they are very, very sick. So, what are some of the most common warning signs to tell you that your cat may not be feeling very well? Continue reading
Malnutrition. Webster’s dictionary defines it as “faulty or imperfect nutrition.” It is also defined as a lack of healthy foods in the diet or an excessive intake of unhealthy foods leading to physical harm. In 2003 The National Academies’ National Research Council declared that one of every four dogs and cats in the Western world is overweight.
“But my dog likes his treats.”
“What’s the big deal? She’s happy.”
These are just a few of the many excuses I’ve heard from my clients trying to explain away their pet’s obesity.
Last month we discussed canine diseases and vaccines and so this month, lets talk about cats. As I said last month, vaccines are made up of either live or killed pathogens (bacteria and viruses) that cause an immune reaction in the body. Then, during a natural infection, the immune system remembers seeing this pathogen and can kill it easier. This is immunity.