Obesity in household pets is becoming a greater issue for pet owners. Overeating can contribute to a slow metabolism and shortened lifespan for pets. It is important to monitor and supervise some pets who have a history of eating too much or too quickly. There are ways to help your pet slow down and
Munchkin is a domestic cat breed. It is remarkable for its extremely short limbs.
You are having a problem with this cat urinating outside of its litter box. All of a sudden, that adorable little kitten isn't so adorable any more, and you may even be thinking about getting rid of it. Before you take such drastic measures, try doing something about the problem instead, and ke
Dogs and cats often develop the same types of cancers as humans.Cat dog friendship image by ftelkov from Fotolia.comCats and dogs can develop numerous forms of cancer. The symptoms vary depending upon the location of the tumor and the type of growth. Many cancers are treatable in dogs,...
Cats get anxious just like people, most often as a result of stress or separation anxiety. While eliminating the cause of that stress is an important facet of treatment, anxiety medication may also be useful. This is especially true for cats with nervous dispositions, who are easily disturbed and
Cat litter training is generally a fairly simple process, especially if the mother was litter trained. But if your new kitten is very young or perhaps orphaned, it will take a small amount of work on your part to train him to use the box every time.
Outdoors, any area with dirt is a cat’s litter box, in the eyes of the cat at least. Training such a cat to use a litter box indoors is a bit more difficult than training a young indoor kitten. It isn’t impossible but success can vary. A lot depends on the temperament of the cat, whether
Fleas are nasty little critters, and they like to go after the nice warm blood of your puppy. When they bite Barney, he has no choice but to suffer the consequences. He can tell you about how he feels when he gets a bite, and he does this by scratching.
The saying goes that "dogs are a man's best friend." This is indeed true. They are loyal, affectionate, intelligent and will love you unconditionally. There are many benefits to having a dog as a pet. Of course, naturally, with the good comes the bad; there are both advantages and disadvantages of o
Metacam (Meloxicam) is a medication prescribed to treat various conditions in both dogs and cats. While the medication was originally approved for dogs only, Metacam in the injectable form has been recently approved by the FDA for use in cats as well.
Blood in cat urine is a condition that has multiple causes including infection, urinary stones, poisoning and injury. The most common cause is bacteria that enters the body and then is not cleaned to a problem with your cat's urine. This article provides some ideas for what is causing the probl
Cat scratching is an expensive and embarrassing problem that vexes many cat owners. The tips given here should stop cat scratching and help you save dollars and embarrassment and many hours of lost sleep trying to figure out how to stop cat scratching.
Pyometra is a life threatening disease that middle aged unspayed female cats are especially susceptible to.By the time symptoms develop, it may be too late.Read about my experience with pyometra that has a happy ending.
Cats are noted for their propensity of seeking out places to hide - places not originally intended for cats, such as kitchen sinks, boxes, baskets, slippers, and such. We've put together a photo gallery of container cats - pictures guaranteed to bring a smile.
Find out about the intriguing Siamese Cat and it's unique characteristics. This article first appeared in the April 2005 issue of The healthy Pet Net Newsletter
The Spray Sentry is a product designed to keep cats off or away from certain areas in your home. It uses a motion detector and makes a hissing or horn noise to scare the cat away from the area. When the Spray Sentry isn't working correctly, inspect it to determine if the spray nozzle is obstructed o
Health conditions affecting a cat's urinary tract are often referred to as feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). This is an umbrella term that covers a range of urethra and bladder health problems. Middle aged, overweight cats are more prone to developing FLUTD, according to Cornell University
Many people enjoy pet ownership. People who own cats are a special group, ones who enjoy the quiet dignity and grace the complex, lovely felines offer. Cats are capable of demonstrating real affection, and are very clever about the ways they ask for attention.
Organix cat food is an organic cat food made by a company called Castor & Pollux. This company was started by a couple who saw a need for quality pet foods. They wanted healthy options for their own pets and could see other people were searching for the same. For many people pets are a member of the