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Struggling to give medicines? Learn handy ways!

From deworming tablets to antibiotics, you need to give your cat different kinds of pills. Learn handy ways. Most cats are experts at spitting them out, or they refuse to eat them altogether. If you are part of the likely majority of people owned by cats, pilling little Fluffy, otherwise known as trying to place a tiny, hard object into the mouth of an unwilling creature with sharp claws and…

healthy Purrs with Purrfect Nutrition

‘Ginger Toms’ as cats are adoringly referred to however come with their fair share of health concerns. With a careful selection of diet and dietary supplements, any worry could be laid to rest much in advance. Purring happiness a delight Cats, much before they were immortalised by Michele Pliefer or Halley Berry in leather suits, have inhabited this earth for some 4000 years. They have a natural…

Bring out the guards: Vaccinate to Strengthen

Vaccinations are usually administered to produce or artificially increase the immunity to a particular disease. Vaccinations or immunizations work by stimulating the immune system,the natural disease fighting system of the body. Vaccinations are an important part of your cat’s health care routine. By vaccinating your cat, you not just help protect your pet, but also your family. It is…

Water – Elixir of Life & Rescuer from Dehydration

Water helps the body digest food, eliminate stool, and keeps crystals from forming in urine. It also keeps tissues and joints from drying out. Giving them fresh water at all times is imperative. Dehydration is an imbalance of water and electrolytes in the body, and can cause serious complications for pets. Water is essential for all animals to maintain appropriate health and replaces fluids that…

Busting Common 10 Cat Myths

There was a time when people, especially in India, didn’t like keeping cats as pets. The millennial generation is happy to keep cats as pets and shower them with love and affection. But there are so many myths about cats. So let’s debunk 10 Common Cat Myths. 1. Milk is good for cats: This myth has been going on for ages. We’ve all seen cats lapping up milk in cartoons and movies. The fact…

5 Things that Can Scare & Stress Your Cat

Cats have a strong sense of smell and hearing, so they can identify approaching dangers rather quickly. Also, they might react to certain stimuli in strange ways and get scared easily. As pet parents you should make some changes in your home if there’s something constantly disturbing your pet. Five things which can put your cat under stress include: 1. Thunderstorms and firecrackers: Loud…

Know the what, how, and why of Feline DIABETES

If your pet has been urinating excessively or drinking a lot of water, it may be a warning sign indicating diabetes. Follow us in our journey of words bout the what, how and why of feline diabetes. What is it? Starting with the basics! Diabetes is a disease that is caused either due to lack of insulin production or an inadequate response to the insulin produced in the body. Glucose,…

Taurine – What is it good for?

Just like humans, cats are what they eat. Their diet can directly influence their levels of health and vitality. Food is fuel yes, but it’s also vitally important to overall well-being and there are some things that cats must have in their daily regime. Amino Acids are essential nutrients that all mammals need for life in general. Some of these can be created in the body whilst…

Is your pet in pain?

Something’s wrong —when your cat is not interested in the bowl you have just put out with her favourite food for dinner, don’t ignore it. When you eventually find her, sad-eyed and moping under the dining room table, you assume this means there’s a ‘present’ for you somewhere. You check the house but find nothing “Hmm…” you ask yourself. “What’s wrong with her?”Something’s wrong —when your cat is…

Causes and concern of dehydration in cats!

In the summer heat keeping yourself hydrated is of utmost importance. The same holds true for your pet as well. Dehydration is not just low levels of water in the body, it means imbalance of water and electrolytes (minerals). In the summer heat keeping yourself hydrated is of utmost importance. The same holds true for your pet as well. Dehydration is not just low levels of water in the body, it…

Understanding partial paralysis in cats

Do you see your cat limping? Is she not walking on all fours and is dragging her hind legs? This can be due to partial paralysis. Do you see your cat limping? Is she not walking on all fours and is dragging her hind legs? This can be due to partial paralysis.  Cats are anxious creatures who love exploring places especially open areas like terraces or a wide balcony. Sometimes they lose…

Understanding feeding needs of cats

Of all the animals domesticated by men cats have the most unusual and most complicated nutritional requirements. Let’s find out the feeding needs of the feline friends. Of all the animals domesticated by men cats have the most unusual and most complicated nutritional requirements. Let’s find out the feeding needs of the feline friends.  Feline metabolism has…

Danger of hairball in cats

A large clump of ingested hair can block a cat’s intestinal tract and pose a deadly threat. There are chances that your otherwise fastidious cat will do an alarming and somewhat disgusting thing. She will awake from a peaceful nap, rise up on her paws, retch convulsively for a moment or two, and spit up what may appear, at first glance to be a damp clump. What the animal has disgorged—in the…

Language our Feline Friends speak

A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not. — Ernest Hemingway Cats are known for their emotional opaqueness and standoffishness; they even may seem mysterious to some. They use special noises like growls, howls, chirps, meows, hisses and some other ways like eyes movements, position of the ears and motion of tail to…

FIVE THINGS that trouble your cat!

Cats have a strong sense of smell and hearing so they can identify any approaching dangers rather quickly. Also, they react weirdly to certain stimuli and get stressed easily As pet parents you need to be extra cautious; loud noises, change in atmosphere and place, or pungent smells can trouble your cat. Making some changes in your homes if there is a constant irritant disturbing your kitty will…

Win the Abscess War with right treatment

If cats have some poisonous elements and it doesn’t want it in the body, it tries to flush the poison into the flesh which causes an abscess as an attempt to get rid of the unwanted harmful elements. Abscess is like a small war and the offending poison is the army. This is where the white blood cells come into play and try to get rid of the germ. One of the most important thing to note is…

Feline diabetes Signs & Treatment

If your kitty has been urinating excessively or drinking a lot of water, it may be a warning sign of diabetes. Follow us in our journey of words about the what, how and why of feline diabetes. If your kitty has been urinating excessively or drinking a lot of water, it may be a warning sign of diabetes. Follow us in our journey of words about the what, how and why of feline diabetes. It is…

Beware of lily poisoning in cats

Lilies are a favourite of a lot of us. But did you know that this humble flower can cause severe kidney damage to your cats? Lily poisoning is something not many pet parents know about. Read on to find all about lily poisoning in cats. Lilies are a favourite of a lot of us. But did you know that this humble flower can cause severe kidney damage to your cats? Lily poisoning is something not many…

The facts of feline nutrition

Cats have most unusual and complicated nutritional requirements among all pet animals. Let’s find out why! Protein requirement of cats is high because they need two to three times more protein than other pet animals. Cats have shorter small intestines. Their caecum (junction of the small and large intestines) connects with the ileum, not with coral…

What to feed and what not to feed for your cats

Confused about your cat’s nutritional needs? Let’s discuss what all you can feed your cats and what are the human food safe to be fed to your cats. As pet parents we all fall prey to that cute face and mushy eyes. Often we succumb to #themcuties and unknowingly feed our feline companions food items that might be harmful for them. The foremost thing to keep in mind is that the…