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Cats and Immune Compromised People

Cats and Immune Compromised People

Cats and Immune Compromised People

Cats and Immune Compromised People

Cats and Immune Compromised People. It’s not so unusual any more for people to have serious immune system problems. People who are taking steroids or other immunosuppressive drugs such as gold salts, cyclosporine, or azothiaprine; who have had an organ transplant; are undergoing radiation or chemotherapy; have an immune-related disease such as HIV/AIDS; or are simply very young or very old; all need to use proper precautions if a cat is to share the home. Women who are or may become pregnant also need to be cautious of disease exposure.

Unfortunately, it is still common for physicians to advise pregnant women and immune-compromised people to “get rid of the cat.” However, this is certainly not necessary...

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Four Fantastic Tips to Prevent Urinary Blockage in Cats

Four Fantastic Tips to Prevent Urinary Blockage in Cats

Four Fantastic Tips to Prevent Urinary Blockage in Cats

Four Fantastic Tips to Prevent Urinary Blockage in Cats

Four Fantastic Tips to Prevent Urinary Blockage in Cats. Cat urinary infections, as any cat owner will tell you, is something to be taken seriously. It is surprising to see the number of cat owners who have no idea about cats urinary infections. They all seem to think that urinary infections in animals are not as serious as they are in humans and can be treated easily with antibiotics. If you think so too, you need to read this article fully.

First of all, let me make something very clear. Urinary blockage in cats is as common and as dangerous as it is in humans. So, you should observe your pet closely and look for symptoms of this problem...

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Potty Training For Cats Everything You Need to Know

Potty Training For Cats Everything You Need to Know

Potty Training For Cats Everything You Need to Know

Potty Training For Cats Everything You Need to Know

Potty Training For Cats Everything You Need to Know. Having a cat for a pet certainly adds a bit more responsibility to one’s life. As a responsible pet owner caring for your cat is not just limited to feeding and grooming them. Something that you want to get taken care of very early is to potty train your cat… certainly saving much time from the unenviable chore of cleaning up your cat’s mess.

Nowadays, there are variety of books, articles, and Internet information about potty training cats. These are not just limited to using litter boxes but there is also information available on how to train cats to use the toilet to deposit their mess.

Teaching cats to use the litter box is fairly...

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Cats Urinary Tract Infection: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Cats Urinary Tract Infection: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Cats Urinary Tract Infection: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Cats Urinary Tract Infection: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Cats Urinary Tract Infection: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment. A cat urinary tract infection can be an extremely painful situation for any feline. Most importantly, when left untreated, it could be fatal. So, as a cat owner, it is your duty to be aware of the symptoms of this problem and the possible treatment options you have.

The most important thing you need to do as a cat owner is observe your pet closely. You should know your pet’s habits and you should be able to tell if there is a change in its habits. Whenever your cat behaves slightly differently, you should immediately find out what it is and, if it is a problem, should treat it appropriately...

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Feline Diabetes

Feline Diabetes

Feline Diabetes

Feline Diabetes

Feline Diabetes. You may be shocked to learn that the rate of feline diabetes is skyrocketing. You may be even more shocked to find out that diabetes in cats can often be prevented. Preventing your kitty from becoming a feline diabetic is much easier than treating the disease once it’s developed. Here are three ways to prevent this illness.

Feline Obesity Is The Number Reason For A Diabetic Cat

We feed our pets too much of the wrong kinds of foods. Some experts go so far as to say that feline diabetes is a man-made disease, and that it’s completely preventable by feeding the proper diet.

Here’s what you need to know about the problems associated with dry cat food:

1. The protein is plant-based, not animal-based.
2...

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How To Solve Problems When Training Cats

How To Solve Problems When Training Cats

How To Solve Problems When Training Cats

How To Solve Problems When Training Cats

How To Solve Problems When Training Cats. Finding out the cause is the basic key to identify problems when training cats. Before resolving an issue, you have to know how it started. Cats are very sensitive animals, therefore you need to find out what is wrong with them exactly. They may sometimes find it difficult to adjust to new experiences, thus it is essential to have patience.

The second key is to figure out exactly how healthy is your cat. A lot of training problems could be related to health issues. It is important to schedule regular checkups with your local veterinarian. This helps you to know if your cats behavioral problems are related to health...

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Tips On How To Ease Car Travel With Cats

Tips On How To Ease Car Travel With Cats

Tips On How To Ease Car Travel With Cats

Tips On How To Ease Car Travel With Cats

Tips On How To Ease Car Travel With Cats. It is sometimes necessary to travel with your cat. This may be necessitated by scenarios such as when you will be gone for many days and there is no one in the house, when taking trips to the vet, or when you are relocating. Traveling with a cat is more complicated than most people think, but there are several tips that will ease car travel with cats.

Invest in a cat carrier because a free-ranging cat in a car is not only a nuisance, it can be dangerous. Many people believe the confinement is bad for the cat, but the opposite is true. The confinement will comfort your cat throughout the journey...

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Urinary Tract Blockage in Cats – Four Ways to Nurse Your Cat Back to Health

Urinary Tract Blockage in Cats - Four Ways to Nurse Your Cat Back to Health

Urinary Tract Blockage in Cats – Four Ways to Nurse Your Cat Back to Health

Urinary Tract Blockage in Cats – Four Ways to Nurse Your Cat Back to Health

Urinary Tract Blockage in Cats – Four Ways to Nurse Your Cat Back to Health. Urinary tract blockage in cats can be a painful ordeal for your pet. There are many causes for this condition; it can be caused by stones (similar to us humans), or inflammatory debris and crystals which may develop in the urinary tract. Male cats are more prone to developing this condition, and there are more long-haired breeds affected by it compared to their short-haired cousins.

It’s important to get the urinary tract blockage in cats out first; then, the vet will run various tests to further look into your animal’s condition...

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Cat Diarrhea and Cat Cryptosporidium

Cats
by michael j. moeller

Cat Diarrhea and Cat CryptosporidiumCat Diarrhea

Cat Diarrhea and Cat CryptosporidiumCat.  Diarrhea and Cat CryptosporidiumA nasty parasite, cryptosporidium is a single celled organism that causes diarrhea by reproducing within the intestinal cells. This eventually kills the intestinal cell and as the number of cryptosporidium increase, the number of intestinal cells killed increases as well, resulting in sometimes severe bloody diarrhea.

Cryptosporidium is based in contaminated water and is in the same family as giardia. Symptoms of cryptosporidium infection include mild to severe watery diarrhea with or without blood, poor appetite, weight loss, abdominal cramping, and lethargy.

The most common diagnosis is a fecal exam but the cryptosporidium oocysts are so small...

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Cat Carrier

Cat Carrier

Cat Carrier

Cat Carrier

Cat Carrier. Pet carrier is one important thing that you should buy for your pet animals. This is very useful so you can carry with you your pet dogs or cats whether in veterinary, grooming salon or even in out of town trips. Here are some cat carrier and cat flaps that you can choose from:

1. Sturdy Pet Cat Carrier Green – this cat carrier is perfect for times you have to bring your cats to veterinary or in a grooming salon for new style. Sturdy Pet Cat Carrier is also stylish in green so your cats will not be left behind in terms of fashion. This cat carrier comes with holder for car seat belts to keep your pet safe while on the road...

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