cat health

National Cat Lover's Month

In recognition of December being National Cat Lover’s Month, let’s talk about one of the most controversial pet topics out there, and something that has recently been banned in the province of BC:  declawing cats.  To some, the act of declawing a cat is the most horrendous form of torture possible, but in some cases, there may be a medical reason why claws need to be removed.  So…keeping the well-being of our feline friends a priority, let’s discuss the facts of this subject.

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes occurs when the body cannot use glucose, the main source of energy for a body’s cells.  When there is not enough glucose transported into the cells, there is not enough energy for the cells to function normally; in turn, the tissues become starved for that energy.  A dog or cat will not be able to live long if this goes untreated. 

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus is a disease which involves the lack of insulin in the body. To understand how this affects your pet it is necessary to understand how the body normally functions.

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Feline Calicivirus Infections

Feline calicivirus infection is a common respiratory disease in cats. The virus attacks the respiratory tract — lungs and nasal passages — the mouth, with ulceration of the tongue, the intestines, and the musculoskeletal system.

Simple Tips For A Healthy & Happy Indoor Cat

Cat owners have the option whether or not to keep their pet indoors or allow outdoor access. While some believe that keeping your feline friend inside is “unnatural”, others feel it may be for the best.

How To Properly Groom Your Cat Or Dog

Regardless of whether you have a cat or a dog, grooming is a central responsibility of pet ownership. When it comes to how to properly groom your cat or dog, regular brushing and bathing are of key importance.