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  1. Do Indoor-only Cats Need Rabies Shots?

    Do Indoor-only Cats Need Rabies Shots?

    Rabies is the deadliest infectious disease known to man: Once symptoms set in, the victim - human or feline - will suffer an excruciating death. We all want to protect our pets and ourselves against rabies, but does that necessarily mean we must vaccinate even indoor-only cats against rabies...
  2. Alternative Treatments For Cats: How To Minimize The Risk

    Alternative Treatments For Cats: How To Minimize The Risk

    For many cat owners, the promise of natural treatment for their cats sounds alluring. Medications are rightfully associated with potential risks and side effects so why not go for something natural? Wouldn't that be much safer for Kitty? A homeopathic remedy or herbal supplement may or may not...
  3. Metacam For Cats: The Pros And Cons Of Meloxicam For Pain Relief

    Metacam For Cats: The Pros And Cons Of Meloxicam For Pain Relief

    Metacam is often discussed on our cat boards, with concerned members wondering whether it's a safe choice for their cat. This guide explores Metacam and its use in cats, including side effects and risks, so that cat owners can make an informed decision about this pain relief medication for their...
  4. Pilling Cats: Must-know Tips For Hiding Pills

    Pilling Cats: Must-know Tips For Hiding Pills

    Some cat people are "naturals" at pilling cats. It is a real and rare talent. These people can nonchalantly walk by any cat, quickly open said cat's mouth, pop a pill in, pat its throat for 20 seconds and voila! The pill is in! Sounds far-fetched? I wouldn't have believed it myself had I not...
  5. Should I Give My Cat Probiotics?

    Should I Give My Cat Probiotics?

    Should I Give My Cat Probiotics? Just what is a probiotic? When feline (and human) health is concerned, Probiotics is the name given to a group of supplements containing live bacteria or, in the case of many pet supplements, fermentation products. These supplements help keep the digestive tract...
  6. Anti-anxiety Medication For Cats

    Anti-anxiety Medication For Cats

    When cat owners face behavior problems, such as litter-box avoidance or aggression, changes to the cat’s routine and various training techniques are usually suggested. However, there are times when behavior modification techniques are not enough. They fail to work because the cat, either due to...
  7. Are Otc Medications Safe For Your Cat?

    Are Otc Medications Safe For Your Cat?

    Many of us regularly consume OTC drugs to treat minor aches and pains, colds, wounds or even mood problems. Our medicine cabinets are filled with instant medical solutions we can just pop in our mouth or rub on our skin. Aspirin, Tylenol, Benadryl, Pepto-Bismol, Nyquil, Neosporin, BenGay and...
  8. Cat Vaccinations: A Quick & Useful Guide

    Cat Vaccinations: A Quick & Useful Guide

    “Vaccines are divided into core and non-core. A core vaccine is one everybody should get. Non-core vaccines are for exposed or at risk cats,” says Dr. Jeffery Moll, DVM. “The key to any successful vaccination protocol is the cat's lifestyle—indoor vs. outdoor, single cat vs. multi-cat family...
  9. Nutritional Supplements: Does Your Cat Really Need Them?

    Nutritional Supplements: Does Your Cat Really Need Them?

    Nutritional supplements for pets seem to be everywhere these days and there are many products made specifically for cats. There is also a large range of products, from the more ordinary vitamins pills and calcium tablets to Brewer's yeast, cod liver oil and even exotic shark cartilage...
  10. How Can I Give A Pill To My Cat

    How Can I Give A Pill To My Cat

    How Can I Give A Pill To My CatOne of the questions often asked on our cat forums is, how can I give a pill to my cat? Unless you find a super-tasty pill your cat happens to love (like the one shown in the picture here), you need to know how to properly administer a pill. Technically speaking...
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