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1-Minute Trainer: Little Dogs

1-Minute Trainer: Little Dogs

Author: Category: Pets , Training
2020-12-10

Lesson one will make your pint size obedience training so much easier! [embed]https://www.webmdmobilevideo.com/video/hp-pintsize-power-of-yes.m4v[/embed]

Beauty British Shorthair cat!

Beauty British Shorthair cat!

Author: Category: Beauty , Pets , Pictures
2020-12-10

Asthma In Cats

Asthma In Cats

Author: Category: Beauty , Health , Pets
2020-12-10

If a cat has chronic asthma, she may wheeze a lot and have a dry, hacking cough, sort of like she was gagging. As she tries to take in enough air, you may see her sitting with her head extended as she struggles with her breathing. In an acute case of asthma, as the cat fights for oxygen, she may...

Alopecia in cats

Alopecia in cats

Author: Category: Beauty , Health , Pets
2020-12-10

Alopecia in cats is balding or hair loss. The most common type of balding is feline endocrine alopecia which is seen most often in spayed middle-aged females and neutered males. It has long been believed that a hormone deficiency is the cause of the problem, but hormone levels are usually found to be normal. Psychogenic alopecia (caused by compulsive self-grooming)...

Campylobacteriosis In Kittens

Campylobacteriosis In Kittens

Author: Category: Breeding , Health , Pets
2020-12-10

Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease which causes acute infectious diarrhea in kittens. It may also be found in shelters and catteries, mainly in cats who are poor condition and already suffering from other intestinal infections. A kitten acquires the bacterium when she comes into contact with contaminated water, food, animal feces, or uncooked beef or poultry. The Campylobacter species is...

Earlobe Sucking In Cats

Earlobe Sucking In Cats

Author: Category: Health , Pets
2020-12-10

Earlobe sucking is when a cat either sucks on her owner’s earlobe, or on parts of her own body. It is a variation on wool sucking which is is a behavior that mimics suckling and cats who do it find it comforting. When a kitten is born, she should remain with her mother and littermates until she is eight weeks of...

Wet Cat Food: Yay or Nay?

Wet Cat Food: Yay or Nay?

Author: Category: Health , Pets
2020-12-07

There’s a lot of misconceptions and confusion about cat food in general, but especially regarding wet cat food. Dry food is good for their teeth, people say. Wet food has meat by-products, which are hooves and beaks and feathers, people say. A raw diet is best, some say. All store-brand food is crap, people say. Dry food is better for...

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How Do You Diagnose Ringworm in a Cat?

How Do You Diagnose Ringworm in a Cat?

Author: Category: Health , Pets
2020-12-07

Only a licensed veterinarian can definitively diagnose ringworm in your pet or feral cats. The most reliable way a veterinarian uses to diagnose ringworm is by sending samples to a lab, but that can take a couple of weeks. Faster, less accurate ways exist, such as using a UV lamp to check for glowing strands of hair (this occurs about half...

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Symptoms of Feline Ringworm

Symptoms of Feline Ringworm

Author: Category: Health , Pets
2020-12-07

The incubation period between exposure to ringworm and the development of symptoms is 7-21 days. This means if you pet a stray cat yesterday and have ringworm today, then that is not the most likely cause of your infection. The most common symptom of ringworm in cats is no symptoms at all! But every cat is different and may or may...

Ringworm and Cats: It’s Not That Scary

Ringworm and Cats: It’s Not That Scary

Author: Category: Health
2020-12-07

If you’ve been caring for cat colonies, barn cats, or fostering kittens, you’ve probably gotten some experience with ringworm by now. Ringworm and cats are often linked together in very negative ways. There are many causes of ringworm and cats are only one of them. Cats are often blamed for it in people, horses, and other pets. Ringworm sounds super...

What is ringworm?

What is ringworm?

Author: Category: Health
2020-12-07

What is ringworm? Ringworm is a very infectious and common skin infection causing a ring shaped red rash. Ringworm is most common among children, but can affect people of any age. Ringworm isn’t caused by worms. The skin infection, also known as tinea, is caused by fungi called dermatophytes. Fungi are microscopic organisms that can live off the dead tissues...

Older Cats – Skin, Hair And Nails

Older Cats – Skin, Hair And Nails

Author: Category: Pets
2020-12-02

As a cat ages, her skin will start to lose elasticity and become dry and thin making her more prone to irritation and infection. To the aging cat, lumps and bumps on and/or under the skin become more common. Her grooming habits will become less conscientious (many times due to other physical ailments such as obesity or arthritis), which results...

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