Cat Health

A collection of ideas and tips for keeping your cat healthy. Learn ways to keep your cat at a healthy weight, when they need to go to the vet, and much more!
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Cats benefit from consistent interactive play and exercise as much as dogs and people do. 🐈

Play encourages your cat to exercise, helps maintain a healthy body weight and keeps muscles toned and strong. These activities let cats express their natural instincts and keep their minds alert and active. Especially if they are an indoor-only pet, your cat will benefit both physically and mentally. Learn more in our blog. #CatHealth #CatTips
Exercise is essential for your pet’s physical and mental health and has many benefits. However, your pet’s nutrition is just as important. To learn more about why both good nutrition and regular exercise are essential for a strong, healthy pet, check out our blog! #PetHealth #PetNutrition #PetExercise
Pets that don’t get enough brainy activities can become bored and will find ways to “entertain” themselves — usually through undesirable behaviors. Here are some simple tips to mentally stimulate your cats, most of which don’t require much cash yet still help keep boredom at bay.

Exercise

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Do cats snore? Cats have sleep cycles just like people do. For many snoring cats, nothing is wrong. But in some cases, snoring may indicate a medical concern. Check out our blog to learn more about snoring in cats. #CatHealth #CatTips
From making sure your cat has easy access or special accommodations to their creature comforts to scheduling more regular veterinary visits, learn how to care for your senior cat in our blog. #CatHealth #SeniorCat
Like us, our pets get sick. While minor concerns like fleas or hairballs can be managed at home, other more serious issues require a veterinarian’s attention. The question is, how do you know when to call the veterinarian? Subtle physical signs or behavior changes may signal when it's time to take your pet to the vet. Read our blog to learn about the 10 signs which may signal your pet is sick.

Cat Care Tips

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Did you know that it's estimated that one in three cats is likely to develop kidney disease during their lifetime? Early detection is important — that's why we're sharing the signs and symptoms in our blog. Check it out! #CatHealth
Do you think that only dogs who spend time in the woods get ticks? Or that ticks get on your dog by falling from trees? Do you believe ticks aren’t a problem for your cat because they remove them when they groom? Check out our blog to read about common myths about ticks and pets that veterinarians commonly hear. The facts may surprise you!
Pet diabetes is estimated to affect between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 dogs and cats. Diabetes tends to affect older cats, especially neutered male cats, as well as middle-aged to older dogs. From golden retrievers to Pomeranians, see which pets have above-average diabetes rates in our blog. #PetHealth #CatHealth #DogHealth #PetDiabetes

Preventative Care

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Spaying or neutering your dog or cat doesn’t cause your pet to become overweight or obese. However, neutering is linked to an increased risk of weight gain if no change is made to what and how much you feed your pet after the surgery. Check out our blog for more information on how to help your pet avoid weight gain after neutering or spaying. #PetWeight #PetTips #PetHealth
As your cat enters their senior years, you may notice they feel a little lighter or look a little skinnier. Weight loss is a common age-related change for older cats, but why is that? Visit our blog to learn about some of the possible reasons behind your senior cat’s weight loss. #SeniorCat #SeniorCatHealth #CatWeight
For many decades, it was believed that spay and neuter procedures had no effect on feline weight. But a study showed that spayed and neutered cats tend to weigh more than their intact counterparts. Check out our blog to learn more about how these procedures can impact your cat’s weight. #Cat #CatHealth #CatWeight

Healthy Weight

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When Do Cats Go Into Heat?
Cats who come into heat have one-track minds, and they can be very persistent about finding a mate. Once cats are sexually mature, the time of the year that they go into heat depends on where they live. Check out our blog to learn about the first heat cycle, what the signs of heat are and when to spay your cat to prevent unwanted pregnancies. #CatHealth #CatFacts
Reasons to Play with Your Cat
Cats benefit from consistent interactive play and exercise as much as dogs and people do. 🐈 Play encourages your cat to exercise, helps maintain a healthy body weight and keeps muscles toned and strong. These activities let cats express their natural instincts and keep their minds alert and active. Especially if they are an indoor-only pet, your cat will benefit both physically and mentally. Learn more in our blog. #CatHealth #CatTips
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How to Tell if You Have an Overweight Cat
There are many reasons why your cat can look overweight, ranging from fluffy hair to a medical problem. If these signs describe your cat, check out our blog to learn about some of the possible reasons why your cat might be overweight. #CatTips #CatHealth #OverweightCat
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Why Does My Cat Snore and Should I Worry About It?
Do cats snore? Cats have sleep cycles just like people do. For many snoring cats, nothing is wrong. But in some cases, snoring may indicate a medical concern. Check out our blog to learn more about snoring in cats. #CatHealth #CatTips
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Tips on How To Keep Your Senior Cat Healthy
From making sure your cat has easy access or special accommodations to their creature comforts to scheduling more regular veterinary visits, learn how to care for your senior cat in our blog. #CatHealth #SeniorCat
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When Should I Call a Veterinarian For My Pet?
Like us, our pets get sick. While minor concerns like fleas or hairballs can be managed at home, other more serious issues require a veterinarian’s attention. The question is, how do you know when to call the veterinarian? Subtle physical signs or behavior changes may signal when it's time to take your pet to the vet. Read our blog to learn about the 10 signs which may signal your pet is sick.
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Common Food Allergens for Cats and Dogs
What common food allergies should you watch out for in dogs and cats? Both dogs and cats can be allergic to beef and dairy products. Learn more about common dog allergies and cat allergies. #DogHealth #CatHealth
Your cat needs a certain amount of energy to fuel their normal daily activities. Cats get energy from three classes of nutrients found in food: protein, fat and carbohydrates. While carbs are not essential in a healthy adult cat’s diet, they do provide plenty of energy. Read about the role carbohydrates play in your cat's health and nutrition in our blog.   #CatFood #CatHealth #CatFoodIngredients #Cats #CatNutrition Food Protein, Cat Parents, Cat Needs, Cat Nutrition, High Carb Foods, Body Cells, Natural Diet, Carbohydrate Diet, Dry Cat Food
The Four Groups of Carbohydrates
Your cat needs a certain amount of energy to fuel their normal daily activities. Cats get energy from three classes of nutrients found in food: protein, fat and carbohydrates. While carbs are not essential in a healthy adult cat’s diet, they do provide plenty of energy. Read about the role carbohydrates play in your cat's health and nutrition in our blog. #CatFood #CatHealth #CatFoodIngredients #Cats #CatNutrition
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Signs of Kidney Disease in Cats
Did you know that it's estimated that one in three cats is likely to develop kidney disease during their lifetime? Early detection is important — that's why we're sharing the signs and symptoms in our blog. Check it out! #CatHealth
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How Insoluble Fiber Can Help Control Your Cat’s Hairballs
Does your cat deal with hairballs? Cat foods with insoluble fiber can help control and reduce hairball formation with ingredients like ground Miscanthus grass. Our Diamond Naturals® Indoor Cat Chicken & Rice Formula is specially formulated to help control and reduce hairball formation and may be a good option for your cat. Visit the link to learn more. #CatHairballs #CatFood
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Common Myths About Pests and Pets
Do you think that only dogs who spend time in the woods get ticks? Or that ticks get on your dog by falling from trees? Do you believe ticks aren’t a problem for your cat because they remove them when they groom? Check out our blog to read about common myths about ticks and pets that veterinarians commonly hear. The facts may surprise you!
Pet diabetes is estimated to affect between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 dogs and cats. Diabetes tends to affect older cats, especially neutered male cats, as well as middle-aged to older dogs. From golden retrievers to Pomeranians, see which pets have above-average diabetes rates in our blog. #PetHealth #CatHealth #DogHealth #PetDiabetes Pet Health, Golden Retrievers, Thyroid Hormone, Older Dogs, Dog Health, Dogs And Cats
Pets With Above Average Diabetes Rates
Pet diabetes is estimated to affect between 1 in 100 to 1 in 500 dogs and cats. Diabetes tends to affect older cats, especially neutered male cats, as well as middle-aged to older dogs. From golden retrievers to Pomeranians, see which pets have above-average diabetes rates in our blog. #PetHealth #CatHealth #DogHealth #PetDiabetes
If your cat is straining in the litter box with little or no success, don’t wait — call your veterinarian immediately. A urethral obstruction, or a blockage in the tube that channels urine from the bladder to the outside, can be life-threatening if not caught early. From knowing the signs and symptoms to treatment options, check out our blog to learn more. #CatHealth #Cat Increase Water Intake, Intravenous Fluids, High Potassium, Kidney Damage, Urinary Tract, Signs And Symptoms, Gym Workout Tips, Emergency Medical
Feline Urethral Obstruction: A Potentially Life-threatening Condition in Cats
If your cat is straining in the litter box with little or no success, don’t wait — call your veterinarian immediately. A urethral obstruction, or a blockage in the tube that channels urine from the bladder to the outside, can be life-threatening if not caught early. From knowing the signs and symptoms to treatment options, check out our blog to learn more. #CatHealth #Cat
Did you know it's possible to catch certain diseases, like toxoplasmosis, from your cat? Your cat gets toxoplasmosis from eating rodents and birds that have immature parasites in their muscles or organs. Learn more about this disease, the signs you cat may have it, and how to protect yourself and your cat.  #CatHealth #CatSafety #HealthyCat Zoonotic Diseases, Cat Ownership, Free Range Chickens, Outdoor Cats, Muscle Aches, How To Protect Yourself, Stray Cat
Common Signs of Toxoplasmosis in Cats
Did you know it's possible to catch certain diseases, like toxoplasmosis, from your cat? Your cat gets toxoplasmosis from eating rodents and birds that have immature parasites in their muscles or organs. Learn more about this disease, the signs you cat may have it, and how to protect yourself and your cat. #CatHealth #CatSafety #HealthyCat
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5 Myths About Dental Care for Cats
What should you know about your cat’s dental health? We’re debunking myths about your cat’s dental care and how to keep your cat’s teeth healthy. #CatHealth #DentalHealth