Cat Care

Cat Care

Proper care will go a long way to ensuring your cat stays happy and healthy.  Here you can find information about caring for cats including equipment needed, what to feed, routine care needed, handling cats, and information about illnesses and diseases that can affect cats.

Abscesses can occur when a bite or wound closes over and becomes infected and pus forms under the skin resulting in a swelling.
Diabetes is an incurable condition in which the cat's body cannot control blood sugar levels. Check out our guide to the symptoms, treatment and prevention of diabetes in cats.
Chronic Renal Failure (CRF), sometimes referred to as kidney disease, is a deterioration of kidney function meaning that the kidneys cannot efficiently remove waste products from the blood.
Feline Infectious Enteritis is a potentially fatal viral disease that is highly contagious and young, non-vaccinated cats are the most susceptible.
Fleas are small, black blood-sucking insects and one of the most common parasites found on cats.
Feline influenza or cat flu is one of the most common respiratory illnesses in cats.
There are various items of equipment that will be needed for a cat as well as many optional items that can be considered.
Read about routine cat care.
In order for a cat to remain healthy a cat must eat a balanced diet of protein, fat, carbohydrates and minerals.
The amount of grooming a cat requires will depend to some extent on its type of coat.
Read about training cats.
Read about cat play and exercise.
The free roaming nature of cats make them easy targets for thieves and unless a cat is kept indoors it isn't possible to ensure that it is kept secure at all times but there are measures that can be taken to help recover a stolen cat.

Check out the normal vital signs for a cat along with details of illnesses and diseases that cats can suffer from.

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