A cat’s body functions differently from a persons. A human liver is pretty efficient at processing fat. A cat’s, however, is not. When a cat stops eating, the body begins to send fat cells to the liver. Because the cat’s liver cannot process these fat cells a disease called hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease) can result.
Cleaning up hairballs is the unfortunate, but all too common task that falls to cat-owners. Once a week or so, you’ll hear that sound, and your heart will fall. Time to dig out the paper towels, and go to work.
So how does this help you solve the debate between serving your kitty wet or dry cat food? We have to look a little deeper into the natural behaviors and dietary needs of the feline companions to answer that.
Of you’re considering entering the world of owning a cat, take a moment and ask yourself what it is that you are expecting from the experience.
Heartworms are 9-11” long worms that live in a cat’s heart or in the arteries leading to the lungs known as pulmonary arteries. Although heartworms occur commonly in dogs, most people do not consider them a problem for the cat.
Chronic kidney problems in cats are far more common, and a high percentage of cats over the age of 12 have some degree of chronic kidney failure. As the term “chronic” suggests, this disease process is not sudden, but is rather present in a cat for an extended period.
Caring for orphaned kittens is more complicated than just giving them a bottle a couple times a day. If kittens aren’t taken care of when they are newborn they are unable to eliminate waste products properly and can die, even if you are feeding them well.
Pregnancy and the birth of kittens
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