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There are many health issues facing cats today, including (but definitely not limited to) obesity, diabetes, kidney disease, and dental disease. The thing to remember is that the majority of problems affecting today’s cats are preventable.
The same is true for cat mental health. As long cats have everything they need in their environment, destructive or unwanted feline behaviors can be drastically reduced, resulting in a happier cat.
Whether your furry friend has been with you from the start or joined your family later in their life, there will inevitably come a time when they are not as spry as they once were.
Diabetes is a condition that most people have been touched by in one way or another. Be it themselves or a loved one, this disease affects a great many of the people in our lives. Did you know, though, that pets can be affected by diabetes as well?
Most dogs love a good car ride! Unfortunately, riding in cars isn’t always met with unbridled enthusiasm. Instead, many younger dogs experience nausea and other strange sensations which cause fear, confusion, and stress.
Pet owners are incredibly thoughtful and considerate of their pet’s summertime needs, but most of the attention is placed on preventing dehydration and heat stroke (both very important aspects of summer pet safety). It’s also important to recognize that preventing skin damage is possible through pet sun protection.
If the idea of “cat-proofing” sounds more like an effort to keep cats out of the house, than keeping them safe while inside, you’re not alone.
There are a lot of advantages to being a 21st-century pet owner. The advances in veterinary care, a greater respect for pets in our society, not to mention the abundance of adorable Halloween costumes for pets come to mind, but technology aimed at our furry friends may top the list when it comes to usefulness and fun.
To say that cats are creatures of habit may be a bit of an understatement. In fact, they are deeply attached to their people and environments, and only truly feel at ease when their expectations are met. This is not to say that they are hard to please, but cats count on things being a certain way. And when they’re not, all bets are off.