Cats Health & care

The definitive guide to cat care

15 December, 2022
If you have a feline companion in your home, then it's important to make sure you're giving them the best care possible. In this definitive guide to cat care, we'll help you provide all the love and attention your kitty needs! Cats are relatively low-maintenance pets, but they still need plenty of care and attention to stay healthy and happy. Here's what your feline friend needs. Nutrition: What to feed your cat Finding the right food for your cat can be tricky. There are a lot of[...]
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The ultimate guide to grooming your cat

30 October, 2022
Taking care of your cat's grooming needs is essential for its overall health and well-being. Regular grooming helps keep your cat's coat healthy and tangle-free, while also allowing you to bond with your cat and check them for any abnormalities. Here is an ultimate guide to making sure your cat is well-groomed and happy. 1. Brush your cat regularly - Brushing your cat regularly helps remove dirt, dander, and excess hair from the coat. It also stimulates natural oils and creates a[...]
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Do you know what they mean by ‘domestic cat’?

3 October, 2022
Cats have been domesticated since ancient times and they are used in homes as well as farms to fend off animals that infest these places. I am going to be delving deep into the world of cats by outlining how they were domesticated, what types of domesticated cats there are, and ultimately answer the question 'What do you mean by a domestic cat?" What is a Domestic Cat? A domestic cat is a cat that lives in close association with humans. Unlike wildcats, which are typically wary of[...]
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Life stages of cats

27 September, 2022
Cats are furry and cute companions, but many people don't know about their life stages. From kittenhood to old age, this article will tell you everything you need to know about the life of your cat. The Stages of a Cat's Life As any cat lover knows, our feline friends go through several life stages, from kittenhood to seniority. Here's a brief overview of the key stages in a cat's life, so you can better understand your furry friend's needs at each stage. Kitten: From birth to around[...]
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Prepare Your Cat For Pregnancy

19 September, 2022
It may sound pretty far out there, but if you have a pregnant cat, this article can help make the waiting period less stressful for both you and your cat. How can you tell if your cat is pregnant? You can tell if your cat is pregnant by looking for certain physical changes. Around week four of pregnancy, your cat's abdomen will begin to enlarge. Her nipples may also become enlarged and darker in color. She may also start to gain weight. By week six, your cat's pregnancy should be[...]
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How to Care for Newborn Kittens

1 July, 2022
Feeling the first delicate grip of a newborn kitten can be an unforgettable experience. At the same time, owning a new pet brings with it many responsibilities, especially for someone new to owning pets or working with newborn kittens. But don't worry! If you keep these few guidelines in mind, you're off to a great start. Adorable little baby kitten hugged by human. Tips on caring for a new kitten Congratulations on your new addition! Caring for a kitten can be very rewarding, but[...]
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10 hobbies for when your cat is alone

20 May, 2022
We love cats but can't stay at home with them all the time. Our pets are usually in the mood when they are with us. Still, they must have other activities to avoid situations of boredom or stress when we leave the house. Here you will find 10 simple hobbies to practice with your pet. Why is avoiding boredom important for my cat? Many people think that cats are solitary animals that don't need a lot of attention. However, cats are social animals that can suffer from anxiety and stress[...]
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What are my cat’s whiskers for?

12 May, 2022
Cats have a natural learning system in their whiskers; this allows them to connect their entire body and senses. It enables them to detect the circumstances they live in and act better. What are my cat's whiskers? Whiskers are structures connected to the cat's nervous and muscular system, so they are a fundamental sensory tool for its life. Unfortunately, they are susceptible structures, which can seriously hurt your cat if damaged. What is the function of whiskers in[...]
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Should I put a bell on my cat’s collar?

28 April, 2022
Most cats are very quiet, and sometimes as owners, we want to know where they are so we can take care of them. You may think that a bell is a good idea, but… do you know if that bell around the cat's neck is harmful? Have you ever found it strange that cats have a bell on the front of the neck? Surely you thought there was a reason why some cats wear them. Let's do a review on the pros and cons of using this object with our animals. The good Everyone agrees that bells are a good[...]
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Cat Arthritis

21 April, 2022
Arthritis is a disease that can cause many problems if it is not taken care of in time. Being a degenerative disease, as time goes by it becomes more and more complicated to reverse the problems it causes in your cat. We shouldnt confuse arthritis with arthrosis, these are two very different issues. Arthrosis regularly affects older cats. If a feline has arthrosis, it will sadly start losing cartilages slowly. In spite of them being similar, they shouldn't be confused since their treatments[...]
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Grooming and beauty tips for your cat

13 April, 2022
Cats are naturally clean, they love to always be presentable and this is why proper tidiness is so important to them. In spite of this, we as owners have the responsibility to help them to always be clean and comfortable.  Being aware of their cleaning and grooming will allow you to build a closer and more loving relationship with your feline. This goes beyond their looks, since it will give you the opportunity to be aware of their overall health.  Being hygienic with our pets[...]
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Kidney stones in cats

4 April, 2022
Kidney stones or urolites are tiny stones that are formed in the urinary tract of our little fellas, this happens due to an excessive accumulation of minerals in the urine. When they go through the urinary tract they cause a lot of pain, because they can obstruct or clog the urinary tract. If this happens your cat will not be able to pee.   In spite of this being really common, we cannot dismiss it since it can turn into a serious and complicated issue that can risk our pet’s[...]
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My cat likes heights – High rise syndrome

26 March, 2022
Undoubtedly cats have many skills, one of them is climbing to very high spots. Today there isn't an accurate explanation of why these felines love heights. In fact, there is a syndrome called high rise syndrome that can cause serious health issues.  But don't stress, not all heights are bad and it is actually positive that your cat seeks high spots. There are various reasons why our felines love heights, this is why here is Sepicat we will tell you some of the reasons why our little[...]
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Hair loss in cats

18 March, 2022
Cat hair loss is something completely normal, every owner has found cat hair in their furniture and belongings. This intensifies in hair loss season, which usually happens in spring and fall where weather changes occur.  Nonetheless, when we notice excessive hair loss or the process lasts longer than usual, we should start paying attention to our cat’s mood. This can be a symptom of a disease or health issue that could be risking your pet’s wellbeing.   Why is my[...]
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How do I know when my cat has a fever?

9 March, 2022
As owners, one of our biggest concerns is maintaining our cat’s health. When our cat’s well being is affected, it becomes a very big frustration and recovering it will have to become our top priority.  In this article we will help you to identify if your cat has a fever, the most common causes and how to control it. How can I know when my cat has a fever? There are various fever symptoms in cats, here are some of the most notorious ones,  -They don't drink water or[...]
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Why doesn’t my cat potty in its litter?

24 February, 2022
If you have ever been surprised walking into your house and finding that your cat defecates outside its litter, don't panic, it is a common accident. Nonetheless, if you find this behavior becomes part of their routine, it is time to find a solution. Cats are mostly very clean pets, so much so that it isn't necessary to potty train them. If your cat carries on with this behavior, we need to analyze the situation. They do not do this to bother us in any way, on the contrary, most likely[...]
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¿Why does my cat potty in my plants?

9 February, 2022
It's no secret that plants are one of our cat’s favorite objects, they commonly approach them to smell, explore or play with them. Plants undoubtedly spark curiosity in these felines.  This behavior is completely harmless, but the problem starts when your cat uses your plants as a litter box. Cat urine can severely harm your plants and fill your house with very unpleasant smells.  Continue reading to discover the reasons why your cat potties in your plants and how to prevent[...]
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5 Cat dental care tips

28 January, 2022
Proper dental care is vital to support your cat’s health. Teeth support two of the most important activities in your cat’s life, feeding and defense; this is why keeping a healthy set of teeth is critical for the general wellbeing of your pet.   Bad dental hygiene or the lack thereof can cause tartar, halitosis, gum inflammation and many other problems that can harm your pet and cause severe discomfort.   Our little fellows do not have the ability of verbally[...]
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Feline Cognitive Dysfunction, what is it and how to deal with it?

27 January, 2022
Cats are arguably the most long-lived domestic animals, with an average life span of 15 years. But, just like human beings and other animals, with age comes certain diseases and dysfunctions.  Feline Cognitive Dysfunction (FCD) is the equivalent of Alzheimer’s in cats. This dysfunction is responsible for cognitive deterioration and abrupt behavioral changes in elderly cats. It may appear after 11 years of age, and in spite of having no cure, there are various things that can be done[...]
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 How to know when it is time to visit the veterinarian

8 January, 2022
As we know, our cats do not have the ability to verbally communicate their health state. This is why it is important that we always pay attention to the behavioral changes that could indicate that something is wrong.  Only a certified veterinarian can rightly diagnose, treat and prevent common cat diseases such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism and renal insufficiency. Besides, they can guide us in topics of high importance such as food, habits and behavior.  When to make the first[...]
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Best homemade treats for your cat

7 October, 2021
It is well known that an organic and natural diet is the best for our health, but, what about our cats? Yes, there are great options of cat food with multiple benefits on the market, but the downside is that we will never control the ingredients. This is why more and more people around the world have decided to cook for their cats, which has also turned out to be very affordable.  The key of a good recipe is understanding which nutrients cats need, which are the foods they can consume[...]
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Top litter boxes for 2021

6 October, 2021
One of the most important parts to consider when adopting a kitten is the litter box. Understanding all the requirements that need to be covered is crucial, since choosing an unsuitable litter could cause many inconveniences and discomfort in your home. Here you have some important elements you need to note when buying a litter box and a list of the best ones for 2021, SizeOpen or closed formatDesign AccessoriesBest litter boxes  Size As we know, not all cats have the same length or[...]
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How to reduce stress in your cat

22 September, 2021
When we own a cat, his/her wellbeing becomes a family priority. As owners, we want the best for our pet and it is important that we are always attentive to any sort of behavioral changes we may observe.  Cats, having naturally nervous personalities, feel intense stress when facing any situation that changes their routine. Moving out, a new pet or changes in weather may seem pretty normal to human beings, but in cats it can cause huge amounts of anxiety.  If you notice that your[...]
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How to get rid of fleas on my cat

24 August, 2021
¿Is your cat constantly scratching? Even though it is completely normal behavior, doing it excessively could be a clear symptom of flea infestation. As owners, we need to be very careful with these parasites, due to the imminent dangers provoked by being in contact with them. Besides, if your cat is usually inside your home, you have to be extra careful since this is very anti hygienic for the whole family. Cats are constantly going outside your house and in doing so they have close contact[...]
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Why your cat’s stopped using its litterbox and how to fix this problem

31 May, 2021
If your cat has recently stopped using its litterbox when relieving himself, it is important that you know that there are two main reasons why cats can stop using the litter tray or litterbox. The reasons may be that your cat has bad hygienic habits or because it is a very territorial cat. You must learn to differentiate the reasons that lead them to relieve themselves outside the litterbox, but don't worry, it is not very difficult to catch the trick. Bad hygiene habits If you see that[...]
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Bottle Feeding Kittens. What should I consider?

17 May, 2021
As many of you already know, this time of the year is when kittens are born and we can find ourselves in the situation of having to feed a kitten with a bottle. It is very important to emphasize that kittens should drink breast milk during their first months of life, but if for some reason it is not possible or you have found a kitten, we want to give you some keys so that you learn to bottle feeding kittens.   What type of milk should be given? Before starting and giving a kitten[...]
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Risks if your cat bites / chews a poisonous plant

30 March, 2021
Spring is here! and you probably want to spend more time with your cat in the garden. There are plants that help the body of cats but some others pose a risk to their health. Cats are curious animals by nature and with certain instincts, and have a special weakness for plants, but you should know that the reason why cats chew plants is not to feed themselves, it is due to some intestinal problems they have. Plants are the best way to purge their intestines and promote the transit or expel[...]
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Differences between Cat grass and Malt Paste

15 March, 2021
Surely you have ever seen your cat eating plants and leaves. Do not panic! This is completely normal, as cats that live in the country often eat grass to purge themselves and cause vomiting. So, if you want to help your cat in this regard, a good idea may be to place Cat Grass at home so that your feline can use it when he needs it. You might think they are the same, but Cat Grass and Malt are two products with some differences. We tell you the differences in detail so that you know which[...]
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Differences between cat grass and Catnip

15 February, 2021
Surely you have experienced that your cat eats house plants or if he has the option of going outside, that he eats grass. Why do cats eat grass? Cats use grass to improve their digestions. If you want to know the uses of cat grass and its benefits, we have a blog where we explain what uses it has and how we can help our cat in this regard. In this article, we are going to focus on the differences between catnip and cat grass.   Differences between catnip and cat grass Although[...]
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How to prevent your cat from urine marking at home

2 February, 2021
The marking of territory by a cat is a normal and innate attitude of felines. There are different ways of marking, it can be by urine, scratches or facially when they rub their face on you or an object. In this blog we are going to discuss the urine marking that occurs in males. If you want to find out how to prevent your cat from marking territory at home, pay close attention to the following tips on this blog. What is the difference between marking and urinating? Cats mark with urine[...]
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Cats in heat: What precautions should I take?

24 January, 2021
Although it’s not possible to determine the exact time of year when cats go into heat, the truth is that there are factors which can have an influence, such as the weather, temperature, cat’s breed or weight. The most common is that the heat in cats occurs during the warm months of the year. Find out in the following blog what the differences are between male and female heat and what precautions should be taken during heat in cats.   Differences between the heat in females[...]
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Feline immunodeficiency virus: how to detect it

10 January, 2021
Feline immunodeficiency or FIV is a highly contagious disease among cats, caused by a virus that affects the immune system and makes them more vulnerable to other less important diseases or infections. It is very important that everyone thinking about adopting a new pet knows about this disease and its symptoms in order to be able to detect it. What is feline immunodeficiency virus? Feline immunodeficiency virus is a disease caused by a virus called FIV. This virus attacks a cat’s[...]
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Where should I dispose the cat litter?

16 November, 2020
Where to place the cat litter box can influence more than you think. Does your cat not use the litterbox? Have you placed the litter box in the first place you have seen? Do you think your cat feels unsafe or uncomfortable while using the litter box? In this article we are going to explain the importance of the place where to place the cat's litter box and what factors you should take into account when choosing.   Security Cats need to feel calm and safe every time they go to the[...]
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What is the BARF diet for cats? Is it good or bad?

30 October, 2020
Do you know what the BARF diet is and if it is good or bad? In this article we are going to explain what this BARF diet consists of and what it is, since lately it is becoming “so fashionable” and it is followed by a greater number of people. We know that all cat lovers look for the best for them in every way, food, cat litter, toys… etc. In the search for the best, different aspects of the chosen products are always evaluated to make sure that we really give them what we want. If[...]
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The importance of including wet food in your cat’s diet

8 September, 2020
Do you know the importance of wet food for cats? In this article we clear up all the doubts that may arise about whether or not to give wet food to your cat. Surely you think that, to a cat, like other pets, just giving it its dry food is enough. It is true that the dry cat’s food is already formulated to provide the kitten with all the nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong, but the supplement with the wet food is essential. Like everything, you have to give it both, but in the[...]
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How to Care for Sphynx cats

24 August, 2020
Most cats, if they do not have any health problems, usually require very similar care, but in the case of the Sphynx or hairless cat breed, there are several considerations to take into account. This cat breed has a very striking characteristic that is obvious such as its absence of fur, although this does not mean that it has nothing. These cats have a very fine hear that is almost imperceptible to the eye and touch and do not have whiskers. These characteristics makes this cat need[...]
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Moving with cats: How to prepare them

4 August, 2020
Moving is a time of stress and worry for many people since on the one hand there is the excitement of going to a new home, but on the other hand, facing moving everything and packing it is endless tasks. If you add a cat to this moving, it can become an even more stressful time. Cats and movings are not a good match. Cats are territorial animals that like to mark all their furniture and objects, so getting to a new place with new smells and rooms can be a difficult time for our[...]
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Detecting and treating ear mites in cats

10 June, 2020
There are many types of parasites that can affect the well-being of our pets. One of the most common parasites in cats is ear mites, an easily detectable problem that sometimes goes unnoticed if we don't do a proper health check on your cat. Mites are, together with fleas, the most frequent external parasites in cats. Young cats and long-haired cats are the most likely to experience this type of infestation, suffering its consequences without us noticing until it is too late. We will tell[...]
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Tricks for detecting deafness in cats

14 May, 2020
Detecting deafness in cats is not always as easy as you might think. Unlike deaf people, cats born with this birth defect learn to look for another way to communicate and be prepared for danger, in a natural and detached manner from their keepers. Do you think your cat might be deaf? Have you noticed any strange behaviour and don't know what it might be? Find out all you need to know about deafness in cats, and the best tricks for detecting a hearing problem in your pet. Types of deafness[...]
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6 cat-safe plants you can have at home

23 April, 2020
Cats are naturally attracted to plants. The scent of the flowers, the curiosity they get from the shape and movement of the leaves, makes it inevitable that they will try to interact with the plants they have within their reach. However, when you have plants and cats at home you must know that some are dangerous for them, so you should choose plants that are safe for cats and do not involve any risk. Some plants that are completely safe for humans can pose a deadly danger to cats. Others[...]
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Worms in cats, symptoms and treatment

2 April, 2020
Worms are one of the most common parasites in cats. As with external parasites such as fleas, felines need proper deworming to ensure complete physical and behavioural health. When a cat has worms it is easy to detect due to the very characteristic symptoms that are presented, before which you must act quickly with the aid of the veterinarian to get rid of the parasites and the risks that these can entail. Types of worms in cats There are several types of worm parasites that can affect[...]
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Toxoplasmosis in cats; symptoms and treatment

9 January, 2020
Toxoplasmosis is a disease that cats can get from contact with the eggs of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. This parasite's main host is cats, transmitting it among them and to humans and other pets. Toxoplasmosis in cats is known primarily because of the risk it poses to pregnant women. Although this disease is not present in all cats, nor is it so easily transmitted if proper hygiene guidelines are followed. Do you know exactly how cats get feline toxoplasmosis? Find out how it is[...]
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6 tricks for getting your cat to drink more water

19 December, 2019
Domestic cats are pets that tend to drink less water than they actually need. Whether due to the cat’s diet, age or lifestyle, sometimes it is necessary to encourage your cat to drink more water and achieve an adequate water balance. One aspect to keep in mind with cats is that they are animals to whom it is not appealing at all to drink stagnant water from a drinking bowl. Over time, the water accumulates dirt and odours, which makes the cat to refuse to drink it if it does not find it[...]
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Why does my cat have bald spots?

12 December, 2019
Pet hair loss is a cyclical process that is repeated every year depending on the season. In the cooler months, many cats tend to shed considerably less hair, which is lost in greater quantity during the hottest months of the year. What is more of a concern is when a cat has bald patches due to excessive hair loss. What should I do in these cases? When a cat has bald spots in some parts of its fur, it can be due to many different reasons. A disorder that many pets can suffer at least once in[...]
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How to apply cat pipettes

21 November, 2019
Cat pipettes are a very important part of the pet deworming process. They are very easy to apply. You must always use products that are specifically for cats that do not cause adverse effects to the health of the animal. Find out what the function of cat pipettes is, how they work and how to apply them at home as directed by veterinary professionals. Keep your pet's health and safety in check by making proper use of external antiparasitic agents. What are cat pipettes? Pipettes are[...]
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Cat castration: how it is done and its consequences

7 November, 2019
Cat castration is a routine operation in veterinary centres, carried out to control the feline population. Whether you have a female cat at home, or you want to do a good deed for a colony of stray cats by preventing new kittens from being born, spaying and neutering female cats is always the best option. Spaying cats also prevents any problems arising while the animal is in heat, as hormonal and behavioural changes are more easily regulated. If you are also thinking of spaying your[...]
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The primordial pouch in cats; what is it and what is it for?

19 September, 2019
Have you ever noticed that some cats have a hanging belly that swings when they walk? Some people think that this flaccidity is due to an overweight feline, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. This is the primordial pouch, and it is common in some cat breeds. The primordial pouch usually appears in adulthood, it looks like excess skin, regardless of whether the cat is or has been overweight. We will tell you about all the curiosities of it, so you can also identify it in your[...]
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Treating feline calicivirus or ‘cat flu’

6 September, 2019
Feline calicivirus or cat flu is one of the most contagious pet diseases. It is important to know both how to prevent and treat feline calicivirus, the main cause of a disease that affects cats at different levels. Discover with Sepicat what this disease that can cause serious damage to your pet consists of, the risks that are involved, how to detect it and the treatment to follow. No cat is safe from contracting this virus, so every precaution must be taken to prevent one of the worst[...]
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Neutering and weight increase in cats

22 August, 2019
It is increasingly frequent now for cat owners to decide and neuter their pets, due to security reasons and as a control measure against cat birth rate, regardless of the pets being inside the house or when they have contact with the outside. A normal fear of many people is for their pet to gain weight once it is neutered. Weight increase at this stage is due to all changes us cats go through during this stage, but there are always different options to prevent and control said changes. Find[...]
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Fruits cats can safely eat

2 August, 2019
As cats we are carnivores which means that the base of our diet must be comprised of animal proteins from meats and fish. However some cats are crazy about some vegetables, particularly some frits which are very attractive due to their taste and smell. Not everything is adequate for feeding cats. Some fruits can be taken without a problem as long as there are taken moderately and others which are to be limited since they are highly toxic. Today we are going to see which cats can have during[...]
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Use of cat grass

18 July, 2019
When we talk about 'cat grass', the plant that will come to your mind will be that whose smell makes cats crazy, the catnip. However, besides this, there is another type of grass that they also love, and which is very necessary for their health and well-being at home. Natural cat grass is not just a supplement for pets. If your cat does not usually have access to the outside, providing this type of plant can help him/her to do a better digestion, being an excellent supply of fibre. Which[...]
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Can cats drink milk?

4 July, 2019
Do you also think that milk is one of cats' favourite foods? Nothing could be further from the truth, because except for the mother's milk that kittens take directly from their mothers, the adult cats cannot completely digest this food, much less if it is milk from another animal. Therefore, can cats drink milk? Today, we will tell you the effect of milk on cats, what happens when you give your cat milk, and what kind of milk is best for your cat. Listen carefully! Milk and cats Humans[...]
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Tips to cut your cat’s nails

20 June, 2019
Cats' nails grow very fast. For this reason, we need to be constantly sharpening them to wear them out so that they do not become a nuisance. If you do not want your cat to resort to the furniture and the sofa at home to keep an optimum length of their nails, it is recommended that you cut them every 2 or 3 weeks. It is normal for your feline to be reluctant and not to agree with his/her weekly nail clip. So today, we give you some tips and tricks to make this activity more[...]
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How to give a pill to my cat

13 June, 2019
Take note of these methods, so you can effectively administer medication to your cat. When the issue is to give a pill to your cat, any trick is good so that he/she ends up taking it. However, cats are very suspicious animals, and although there are some who are very docile and take their medications without complaining, others resist much more. For these latter, there are some tricks to give a pill that can be very useful. As the most normal thing is that they do not take it on their[...]
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How to determine the gender of your kitten

5 June, 2019
Until they are 3 weeks old, it is very difficult to know the sex of a baby kitten. The external genitalia are not yet fully formed, and the female babies are very similar to the male kittens. It is when they are 21 days old when we begin to appreciate some differences between female and male cats. Although it is common for many people to be wrong when venturing to say the gender of a kitten when it is barely a few weeks old, with a simple visual examination you can get an idea of whether it[...]
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What vaccines does a cat need?

21 May, 2019
Adopting a new pet requires a set of responsibilities, highlighting the health care. If you are thinking of adopting a kitten, or you already have a cat at home, but you do not know what vaccines you should administer him/her, we tell you which are the most recommended and when they should get them. At what age is the first vaccine given to a kitten? There is no mandatory vaccination schedule for cats. However, veterinarians recommend a set of vaccines as protection for the pets’ health,[...]
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How to prepare your cat to go to the veterinarian

17 April, 2019
Home cats do not like to leave home, much less if it is a visit to the veterinarian which is not usually too comfortable for them, causing them big stress. For this reason, experts in feline ethology recommend that before visiting the veterinarian, we prepare ourselves to avoid any unpleasant conflict. Follow these simple tips to reduce your cat stress the next time you have to go to the veterinary practice. Keep calm Cats realise that something weird is happening when humans act strangely[...]
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The importance of scrapers for cats

21 March, 2019
One of the most important accessories for a home-loving cat is the scraper. We, the felines that do not have at hand any surface in which we can sharpen our nails, we tend to look for other alternatives, ending up destroying furniture and fabrics. From the first months of life of a kitten, it is necessary to teach him/her to use the scraper, since it is more than a toy. This accessory is a way to keep our nails more taken care of, and to release stress while we keep fit. Uses of the scraper[...]
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Why does my cat drink a lot of water?

7 March, 2019
Cats usually tend to drink very little water. Most of the daily hydration that we, cats, need to live is obtained from food, complementing it with the clean water that we usually find in our drinker and in any water source that we have on hand. Then, is it normal for a cat to drink a lot of water? If your cat suddenly starts drinking more water than usual, he/she may be going through a urinary disorder, very common in adult and older cats. When cats are thirstier, it is a sign that[...]
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Advantages of natural food for cats

13 February, 2019
We are what we eat; and in the animal world, this statement is as valid as for humans. Especially for cats, who are hunters by nature and to whom, since they live in a house without being able to go outside, natural food becomes even more important. The natural diet for cats contains all the nutrients that cats need for their proper development and the maintenance of their health. If you are also concerned about the welfare of your cat and want the best for him/her, you will definitely love[...]
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Basic care for older cats

24 January, 2019
Old age for cats comes approximately when we reach 8 years of age.  It is at this stage when the care of a cat becomes more special, with different needs than those of young kitties. If your cat already begins to show signs that it is getting older, it is time to make its old age as pleasant as possible. As happens in humans, ailments can make them lose quality of life, and all care is little for your kitty, as it is another member of your family. Food for older cats Just as there is a[...]
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How to care for a cat with pink eye

20 December, 2018
Conjunctivitis in cats is one of the most frequent eye problems. It can occur at any stage of our lives, causing many discomforts, and even being dangerous if not treated in time. This type of ocular disease begins very mildly, but as it gets worse it can damage the cornea and the internal structures of the eye, causing blindness, which in many cases is irreversible. Have you noticed that the health of your pet's eyes has worsened? Find out if it your kitty has conjunctivitis and how you[...]
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Poisonous plants for cats

29 November, 2018
Sometimes your kitty can be very attracted to plants and get carried away by the natural urge to chew them. Although most of the plants that are within our reach are completely harmless, there are some species that can be very dangerous for our health, and that you should always consider when caring for your kitty. We do not know how to differentiate when a plant is poisonous, so it is the responsibility of humans not to leave plants that do us harm within our reach. Do you know which are[...]
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How long is the pregnancy of a cat?

15 November, 2018
Like pregnancy in other animals, the pregnancy of a cat can have a variable duration that depends on the age of the cat, the number of kittens that your cat is going to give birth to, and the physical and health conditions of the future mother. The duration of pregnancy of a cat is between 58 and 66 days approximately, although it is very complicated to know the exact time of conception, since the pregnancy symptoms do not become evident until a few weeks later. Once the ovum has been[...]
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How to know if a cat is in heat?

27 September, 2018
The moment comes when every cat begins its reproductive stage, known as oestrus, presenting unusual behaviour for humans. Oestrus is a stage through which both male and female cats go through, although in the case of young kittens the process becomes much more evident. If you believe that your cat could be in heat, discover all the information about cats that help you detect symptoms, when this stage begins, how often it repeats, and what care you should give your pet. What is oestrus in[...]
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Diabetes in cats: How to detect and treat it

6 September, 2018
We cats are prone to suffer from Diabetes Mellitus type 2 if we do not take care of ourselves properly. Obesity, poor diet and even our genetic make-up can be some factors that determine the onset of this disease. Looking out for the possible symptoms that can present in cats is very important for detecting the disease on time. Do you think your cat might have diabetes? We will tell you how to detect diabetes in cats and how to care for a cat that has this endocrine problem. How to detect[...]
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Can cats eat tuna?

23 August, 2018
Tuna is the basic ingredient in many feeds and wet food for cats. But can cats eat tuna just like you humans do? Surely you will have realized that your cat loves the smell and taste of tuna and persistently asks you to share whenever you have some at home. If it were up to us, we live exclusively on tuna, although we know that we cannot in fact do this. Today we will tell you whether cats can eat natural tuna and canned tuna and in what quantity. Learn what problems cats that mainly eat[...]
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How to take your cat to the veterinarian

23 May, 2018
Having to get in the carrier is a real odyssey for many cats, but if on top of that it is to go see the veterinarian, our stress level goes sky high and we can become very grumpy and even aggressive. Regularly visiting the veterinarian is very important for properly caring for a cat, but if we cats have a really hard time while outside, the visit itself can be detrimental to our health. This is why there are some tricks for taking a cat to the vet so she is calm and as stress-free as[...]
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Is bathing your cat necessary?

9 May, 2018
Cats are the cleanest pet you can have in your home. We spend a lot of time cleaning ourselves throughout the day. Still, on occasion we may appear a little dirtier than we would like and a little help never hurts. Bathing a cat is only recommended in very specific cases, and just like with other cat care tips, bathing must be done while keeping your pet's comfort in mind. As a cleanliness expert, given that I spend many hours a day cleaning myself with great care, today I want to share[...]
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How to take care of a cat when she vomits

20 April, 2018
We cats vomit more than you might think, although in most cases we do not have a serious problem or illness. However, you humans can't help worrying when you see your cat vomit, and the importance of knowing how to take care of a cat when she has vomited - and when to see the veterinarian without delay - cannot be overemphasised. Today we will look at the most common reasons that felines vomit and the steps to follow in each situation. Take note of how take care of a cat when she has vomited[...]
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Diets for cats with special needs

9 February, 2018
Humans, I hope that by this time you are clear about how to care for a cat. Our diet must always be balanced, provide us with the energy and nutrition our small bodies need. Regardless of whether or not your kitty has special needs, you should pay special attention to your diet so that we don’t get too fat and stay as healthy as possible. Now then, if your kitty has a chronic illness, food intolerance or is overweight, you will have to provide a diet that meets our needs. But, do you know[...]
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How to care for your Siamese cat!

25 January, 2018
So, you’re thinking about getting a Siamese cat as a flat mate. Congratulations, it is the most affectionate cat breed you will find. In fact, given the fascination of Siamese cats with humans, it is known as "the dog of cats". They don’t really like to go outside, but when their human takes them out for a walk, the Siamese cat is delighted. What's more, your kitty will even let you use a leash for long walks without feeling any temptation to escape. Your good luck doesn’t stop[...]
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Cat vaccines: Which ones must your cat have and when?

10 November, 2017
Progressively more and more cat vaccines are being put on the market, but did you know that not all of them are necessary? It’s important for you to rely on a qualified veterinarian to first examine your kitty and then tell you what vaccines it actually needs, when they should be given and on what schedule. If your kitten is not yet weaned, wait until its eight weeks old and is weaned before taking it to be given any vaccine. It’s very important that you know that a mother cat’s first[...]
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How to help your cat’s digestion

3 November, 2017
Your cat’s digestion processes are particularly long if we compare them to those of humans. Besides, you humans entertain that odd belief that what’s best for us is eating sardines and drinking milk, when the truth of the matter is that we cats are hunters and are much fonder of meat. Mind you now, just like you humans, not everything sets well with us, making it hard for us to digest. Although our digestive apparatus is quite similar to yours, our gastric juices are much more powerful,[...]
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Is your cat overweight? We’ll tell you how you can help your cat be healthier

20 October, 2017
We love eating, you know. But since you’ve taken responsibility for us, you may be letting us eat too much. And much less your own food, which, even though is yummy, doesn’t set well with us at all and can get us overweight. You shouldn’t overlook the fact that we cats will always be happier and much healthier if we keep our ideal weight. Another aspect to bear in mind so as to avoid giving in to the temptation of letting your kitties get fat is the fact that, if we don’t weigh what we[...]
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My cat’s hair falls out in autumn. What should I do?

13 October, 2017
Human, are you concerned because your kitty’s hair falls out in autumn? Not to worry. That’s completely natural, since your cat is simply shedding its coat as the season changes. This shedding usually takes place twice a year, with the change from autumn to winter and from winter to springtime. Even though we usually shed much more hair when good weather arrives, we can also lose a considerable amount of hair in autumn. Don’t try forcing us to shed. It’s impossible to avoid at the[...]
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How to feed your cat correctly throughout every stage of its life

8 September, 2017
Humans, we cats are sedentary and creatures of habit, hence we are prone to weight gain. It’s up to you to make it possible for us to maintain our ideal weight. Besides, you should know that our food-related needs change as we grow. In those cases in which you have come by us when we are newborns or less than two months old, you should give us kitten milk replacement, which you can get at your veterinarian’s or prepare it yourself. You can find the recipe on the internet or, better yet,[...]
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What are the symptoms of allergies in cats?

30 June, 2017
We’ve all heard about people who are allergic to cats and, in fact, we’ll be discussing that topic later on in this blog. But the truth of the matter is that allergies in cats are also quite common, and it’s important that you learn to recognize the first symptoms so that you will be able to take care of your cat properly in the event that you cat is allergic. What is an allergy? An allergy is an alert, a warning system letting us know that there’s something harming our body’s[...]
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How to protect your cat from external parasites

19 May, 2017
Although the changing season and arrival of cold weather tends to reduce the number of external parasites, the truth is that it’s important to protect your cat all year round, since you may otherwise have some unpleasant surprise ahead. We’re warm and toasty animals and have a wonderful coat of fur, so even though we stay in the house, you should go over our fur once in a while and take the right measures to prevent those “bugs” from nesting on us and being able to transmit diseases[...]
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How to prevent possible feline heatstroke

12 May, 2017
Although it’s true that we cats love to find warm and toasty places where we can curl up, and we always enjoy stretching out to catch every ray of sunlight possible, the truth is that a feline heatstroke is more frequent than you might think and it can be quite dangerous for us. That’s why I’m bringing you a number of simple pieces of advice for helping us keep cool during the hottest months of the year so you can avoid any scare. Hair care Although we shed during the hottest[...]
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What foods are prohibited for us cats?

28 April, 2017
Besides dry pellets or moist cat food, you often don’t know what foods are good or could be just prohibited for us cats when giving us some “treat” or including them in a homemade diet. Some of them may not be good for use because they’re not nutritious enough, and others can be out and out toxic. So, today I’m bringing you a list of all those foods you should avoid in our diet so that your best friend will be healthy and can keep you company for many years to come.  [...]
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How often should I clean my cat’s litterbox?

7 April, 2017
When we go to our litterbox, we cats like to find a clean, odor-free place. In fact, in outdoors settings, a cat will rarely go to the same place twice to do its business. Don't you think it's important to decide how often you should cleand your cat's litter box? So, if you don’t want to be coming across some unpleasant surprises, the best thing to do is to keep your cat’s litterbox as clean as possible. That includes removing your cat’s feces daily and cleaning the litterbox[...]
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Do you know how to give your cat medicine?

4 November, 2016
Bleah! Taking medicine is never fun. Just like children, we cats are more than reticent to take any pill or liquid medicine, but if there’s no way of getting around it, you’ll have to roll up your sleeves and get to work to make sure we keep the medicine down so it will help us get well. Before going and giving us just anything you may think up yourself to help us combat what is making us sick, I ask you to please take us to see the veterinarian. A specialist is the only human able to[...]
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Keep up your cat’s dental hygiene

7 October, 2016
We cats have a tendency to form plaque and tartar on our teeth, hence the importance of your helping us to keep our oral hygiene perfect and up to date. The fact of tartar building up all over our teeth is very bothersome, but not only for us, since you will be affected by our bad breath, toothaches, loose teeth, inflammations…, and I could go on and on, but best remedy the situation before going on about more unpleasant possibilities. Just like you humans, we need to keep our oral hygiene[...]
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Keep your cat fit

12 August, 2016
Mens sana in corpore sano! A sound mind in a sound body! This famous Latin phrase from the Satires of the Roman poet Juvenal also goes for us cats, too. Just like humans, we carry out a number of activities to keep ourselves physically fit and healthy. What’s more, if you keep us in good physical shape, you are assuring us a long, high-quality life at your side … which is what we all want, right? Keeping us in good shape not only contributes to our being incredibly gorgeous, but also has[...]
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