Archives: Cat Care

  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

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    FLUTD is not a single disease, it’s a term used to describe several urinary disorders. The most common of these is feline idiopathic cystitis. This basically means there is inflammation … Read More »

  • Rabies

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    Rabies is a viral disease that can affect all warm blooded animals, including cats, dogs, and people. It occurs in every continent except Australia and Antarctica. There are a few … Read More »

  • Fleas: Tiny Monsters

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    Fleas!!!! They are horrible pests we battle year round in this southern climate. They are wingless insects smaller than sesame seeds that feed on the blood of animals. It’s also … Read More »

  • Spay & Neuter (PLEASE!!!)

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    There are many benefits to spaying and neutering your pets. It is better for your pet’s health and behavior in the long run. It also helps reduce the overpopulation crisis, … Read More »

  • Feline Leukemia and FIV

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    Feline leukemia and FIV are viruses specific to the cat family. They were both recognized in the mid 1980′s, and have been found worldwide. In general, 1-2% of kitties are … Read More »

  • Heartworm Disease

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    Heartworms are parasites that are transmitted by mosquitoes. The mosquito picks up larval stage one (baby heartworms) from the blood of an infected dog. This develops to the third larval … Read More »

  • Allergies: ‘Tis the Season!

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    An allergy is an abnormal immune system reaction to something in the environment. Our pets can be allergic to the same things that their humans can be, including: pollens, weeds, … Read More »

  • Feline Calicivirus

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    Feline Calicivirus is a widespread, highly contagious virus that is spread through secretions from the eyes and nose. The most common symptoms are oral ulcers, stomatitis (mouth inflammation), gingivitis, fever, … Read More »

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