Unfortunately, real life can get in the way of you spending quality time with your cat so a cat sitter or boarding kennel may be needed. For example your boss may ask you to go on an important business trip over the weekend or there may be a different important event you must attend.
That’s not such a problem if there’s someone else at home to watch over your cat, but if you’re living by yourself, the prospect of leaving your pet home alone can be downright heart-wrenching. Your pet will suffer too.
Constipated cats affect many households. That remains the case even if you care properly for your feline friend.
While constipation is not the easiest thing to prevent due to the number of factors that can cause it, spotting it is another matter. The symptoms of feline constipation are easy to detect.
This article will highlight some of the more common symptoms of cat constipation so keep an eye out for these as you continue living with your pet. Continue Reading…
Constipation is an unpleasant feeling. Humans would say it’s an uncomfortable experience.
Constipation can be a difficult experience even when we realize what we’re dealing with. Pets become confused because they don’t understand what’s happening with their body.
Unfortunately, cats are susceptible to it so it’s important to watching for warning signs.
To learn the definition of cat constipation, read on. Continue Reading…
It’s easy to be entranced by your pet cat’s mesmerizing eyes. They are often bright and capable of changing form quickly. They can also give you a peek into what your pet may be thinking at a specific moment.
You may notice something odd while looking at your cat’s eyes though. A strange-looking sticky substance might be near your cat’s eyes.
Is eye discharge something you have to worry about or something that you can ignore? You can find the answer to that question by reading on.
What’s Causing the Eye Discharge?
Several possible explanations exist for why discharge is flowing from your cat’s eyes.
According to WebMD, the discharge could be related to an upper respiratory infection or corneal disorder.
Inflammation may also be the reason behind the discharge. The pinkish lining surrounding your cat’s eyes may become inflamed, leading to a condition known as conjunctivitis. If the internal structures of the eyes have become inflamed, that’s a condition called uveitis.
On the other hand, they’re simpler explanations for the discharge coming from your pet’s eyes.
Discharge may occur when Fluffy comes in contact with something she’s is allergic to. Another explanation-something was stuck in your cat’s eyes and it’s leading to discharge being produced.
When Is It Cause for Concern?
To be clear, steady discharge is uncommon; however, rushing to the vet because of it is unnecessary.
Catster reminds pet parents to consider two factors when deciding if their cat’s eyes should be checked immediately.
First is the amount of discharge. If there’s only a small amount of discharge present and it isn’t consistently produced, you can probably hold off on that trip to the vet, at least for a while.
The color of the discharge should also be considered. Clear discharge is not a big problem, but if it has an odd color, you should go to the veterinarian as soon as you can.
Caring for your cat’s eyes is very important and in order to do that properly, you need to monitor any discharge produced. By understanding what the discharge means, you can take appropriate action and prevent things from becoming really problematic.
When TAILored Cat Services cares for your cats during your vacation, eye discharge is something we monitor to ensure your cat stays healthy. To schedule service with TAILored Cat Services, call 425-923-7791 or complete on-line form.
Cats have different personalities. Some of them don’t mind staying in one room most of the time while others prefer to roam all over the house and even set their paws outside on occasion.
Letting your cat go outside can be risky though. They may fall from a high place while they’re exploring or even get scratched on some sharp surfaces.
By the time your pet gets back home, he/she may already be badly wounded. Don’t just shrug off your cat’s fresh wounds. Ignoring them can lead to an infection developing and your pet’s health deteriorating.
Considering that National Pet First Aid Awareness Month is currently underway, now is a good time to learn more about properly treating a pet cat’s wounds. Continue Reading…
Cats don’t always get along with one another and get into fights.
According to Purina, cats may get into physical altercations with their fellow felines due to the two of them being territorial or naturally aggressive. Some cats also get into fights because of food.
Regardless of why your pet got into a fight, you need to know that there are real dangers that could stem from that incident.
Vetted Pet Care notes that some cats may transmit the feline immunodeficiency and feline leukemia viruses through their bites. That’s because cat mouths are full of different bacteria.
Cats who have just been involved in fights may need emergency care. Become more aware of the dangers of cat bites during National Pet First Aid Awareness Month by reading on. Continue Reading…
Cat owners know all about the dangers of leaving something behind that their pets may eat. Sure, it’s no big deal if it’s just a piece of fish or chicken that your pet gets to, but because he/she doesn’t know any better, your cat may also munch down on something poisonous.
Foods we often consume such as chocolates, nuts and grapes can be toxic to our feline friends. It could also spell disaster if your cat eats some of your medication accidentally.
Taking immediate action is a must if you fear that your pet has eaten something poisonous. In the spirit of National Pet First Aid Awareness Month, let’s learn more about the right steps to take in the event of potential cat poisoning. Continue Reading…
Cats like to wander and often approach things they find unusual which could result in burns.
If Fluffy likes to join you in the kitchen to ask for a treat, an accident may occur. Leaving an open flame unattended briefly is enough time for your cat to get burned.
With National Pet First Aid Awareness Month underway, now is a good time to learn about how to react to burns.
Appropriate action must be taken to prevent such an injury from getting any worse. Below is a list of ways to care for your cat after receiving a burn. Continue Reading…
Cleaning up at home is a more complicated undertaking when you have cats to worry about. If you don’t keep a close eye on them, they could end up putting their paws in the cleaning products, and from there, health problems may be soon to follow.
You should know that there is a way to make cleaning easier even if you have pets around. By only using cleaning items that are not toxic to your feline companions, you can focus on your chores for the day without worrying too much about where your pet wanders off to.
With all that said, here now are the cat-friendly cleaning items that deserve a spot in your home. Continue Reading…
Pet cats like to wander all over the place which normally isn’t a problem except when using cleaners. Unfortunately, some of the cleaning products we often use can be hazardous to a cat’s health.
The next time you’re planning to clean, make sure the cleaners you’ll be using are safe for your cat. You probably already know that many chemical cleaners are bad news for your pet so we’ve taken the time to highlight some of the other items that are dangerous even if they appear non-threatening at first. Continue Reading…
I always find it hard to resist giving my pet cat some of the foods I’m having, but in some cases, you need to resist that temptation. Cats can’t eat everything we do because certain items are harmful to them in one way or another.
We’ve already discussed the drinks that are potentially poisonous to your feline friend in an last week’s article. For this article, we will discuss the solid foods that are bad for them. Continue Reading…