If you suspect arthritis in your once spry and playful cat, you likely have a number of questions and concerns. While not comprehensive, below is an outline of common causes of feline arthritis, symptoms you may see, and how arthritis in cats is treated and managed to get you started on better understanding the disease.
What Causes Feline Arthritis?
While there are a number of causes of arthritis in cats, just as there are in humans, the main causes include aging, injury, and infection.
The holidays are a time to be joyful and celebrate with family and friends. Your pets are a part of your family, and in order to ensure the holidays are a safe and happy time for them too, you'll need to take measures to protect them from the following risks.
Dangerous holiday foods.
Wanting to share your delicious holiday meal with your pet is only natural. However, there are probably a lot of things on your plate that your pet really should not have.
You had your dog spend the weekend with friends. Now it has a deep raspy cough that sounds like bronchitis. Unfortunately, it probably actually has kennel cough, which is a highly contagious virus that can be passed from dog to dog, especially when they aren't vaccinated against it. The first thing you should do is take your dog to the veterinarian for a proper diagnosis. In addition to the medical care that your vet will provide, here are four things you can do to help your dog recover from kennel cough.
When your cat displays a behavior known as "head pressing," it's usually a sign of a neurological problem that requires the care of a veterinarian. However, it's important to understand the signs of head pressing, how your vet diagnoses the underlying condition behind head pressing, and what causes head pressing. Here is more information so you can keep your feline friend healthy as possible.
About Head Pressing
Head pressing is usually a sign of an underlying neurological problem.
Most cats have a playful side, especially when it comes to pawing around and batting at small objects. This is usually of no concern, and the play is good exercise and mental stimulation for your cat. The trouble occurs when the toy they choose poses a hazard. The following are some common items you should keep away from your cat, along with what to do if your cat does get hold of one of these objects.