First Aid for Cats: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet

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The problem is that up against the wall a straight up threat. The Childhood Language Center of Charleston has cut the ribbon on a new facility, located at 1313 Quarrier St. First, it costs more to insure dogs than it does cats—$457 in annual premiums, on average, for a single accident and illness policy versus an average $290 for a cat, according to NAPHIA. While preparing your pet's food yourself is the healthiest way to go, there are a couple of caveats you need to be aware of.

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Emergency Care for Cats and Dogs: First Aid for Your Pet

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Fresh water should be available 24/7, Phil says, but you want to take care to scrub your pet’s water bowl thoroughly. An ophthalmoscope should be used to view the inside of the eye. It has been cooked at very high temperatures for a long period of time. During your cat's annual physical exam you should review these aspects of your cat's health with your veterinarian: Vaccination status and potential for exposure to disease (i.e., indoor or outdoor cat) Parasite control for intestinal parasites, fleas, ticks, mites, and heartworms Dental health - care you give at home; any mouth odors, pain, broken teeth, or other signs of disease you may have observed Nutrition - including what your cat eats, how often, what supplements and treats are given, and changes in water consumption, weight or appetite Exercise - how much exercise your cat receives including how often and what kind; and any changes in your cat's ability to exercise Ears and Eyes - any discharge, discomfort or pain, redness, swelling, or itching Stomach and intestines - any vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, gas, belching, or abnormal stools Behavior - any behavior problems such as inappropriate elimination, aggression, or changes in temperament Feet and legs - any limping, weakness, toenail problems Coat and skin - any hair loss, pigment changes, lumps, itchy spots, shedding, mats, changes in hair quality, or anal sac problems Blood tests - especially for geriatric cats, those with medical problems, and those who are receiving medications Consult with your veterinarian to determine which vaccinations your cat should receive, and how often.

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101 Essential Tips - Cat Care

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These products, which fill the air with calming synthetic pheromones, come as sprays or diffusers that plug into electrical outlets. [11] They can help resolve litter box or scratching issues, and have also been proven to calm stressed or anxious cats. Do you consider this diet will prevent feline diseases such as renal problems, kidney failure, liver failure, mouth issues such as gingivitis, stomatitis or loose teeth or auto-immune diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, leukaemia or cancer?

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Pamper Your Pooch

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Choosing between commercially available products can be quite challenging because of the vast variety of products available. I am grateful every day for the thousands of people who have contributed so beautifully to the process. Some of these same viruses, or an organism known as Chlamydia, can also cause permanent damage to a kitten's eyes. In some cases, they may be up in a tree for days until they become so severely dehydrated and weak that they fall and suffer severe, serious or fatal injuries.

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Cat Care Secrets!

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Of course it is always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian to see what dosage is safe for your dog. Use a toothbrush designed for pets with very soft bristles to avoid damaging their delicate gum tissue. The breed is usually mellow and sweet natured with a sociable personality. They are often called house cats when kept as indoor pets or simply cats when there is no need to distinguish them from other felids and felines. [6] Cats are often valued by humans for companionship and for their ability to hunt vermin.

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Keep Your Cat Healthy the Natural Way [Paperback] [1999]

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Adoption days are every Saturday from 11am - 3pm. Even if you love dogs, it’s important to understand everything that caring for a dog entails. Felix Oswald says: "Serious sickness prompts all animals to fast. Caution: Safe use in pregnant animals or animals intended for breeding has not been proven. Follow your veterinarian's recommendations closely and make sure your cat gets plenty of exercise, as obesity is one of the biggest health issues facing cats today.

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Cat Care

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She is 7 and has arthritis in her left rear leg, probably in the knee. Please contact your local veterinary practice for advice or treatment immediately if you are worried about your pet’s health - even if they are closed, they will always have an out of hours service available. Buprenex is a good choice for a pain medication and I often dispense it for the client to have on hand for chronic cystitis patients - as long as the client understand the critical importance of close monitoring of the patient to make sure he is passing urine and is not obstructed. (I say "he" because males have a long, narrow urethra and are much more apt to block than females but females can also experience an obstructed urethra.) Unfortunately, many veterinarians overlook pain medications as a very important part of the treatment of this common feline problem.

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Caring for Your Sick Cat (Pet reference books)

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She started off sneezing constantly and having … Feline Miliary Dermatitis The skin disease feline miliary dermatitis is most commonly caused by flea bit allergy. They scavenged for other tidbits such as eggs, ripe fruit, and insects. VA sponsors more advanced Dental Residency training positions than any other organization. Disease in people: Self-limiting diarrhea except in immuno-compromised people where it can be quite severe.

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The Little Cat Care Book (Little Library of Cats)

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The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) Seal of Acceptance is awarded to home oral hygiene products that meet or exceed the VOHC standard for retarding accumulation of dental plaque or dental tartar. Last night, some blood came out of … Ticks on Cats and Humans In certain parts of the world and at certain times of the year ticks on cats are more frequently encountered. At-home supportive care for cats with upper respiratory infections is very similar to how we care for people with “the flu.” The cat should be in a calm, warm and quiet environment that promotes rest and relaxation.

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The Widget Steps: Escalators of Cat Care

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You are more likely to contract diseases from other people than your pets. Royal Canin was one of the first companies to come out with these breed specific diets as a marketing gimmick. If your cat still has its claws, he'll need one or two scratching posts to keep him from scratching up furniture, wood work, and so on. Pet owners also play an important role in their animals’ oral health. As cats age they are more prone to getting arthritis and may have reduced control over their bowels and bladder, Dr.

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