Cat Ear Health Care

March 23, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Health

It isn’t normal for cats to get ear infections most people don’t know what to do or where to look when it does happen. Hence Today I have taken this topic of cat ear health care. Ear infections are very common in cats. Some of the cat owner will care for cat ear health without consulting a vet. It is risk for the cat health.

Steps for care for cat ear are given much significance in the current periods. The procedures for care of ear as cat health related measure are delicate ones and need to be meticulously followed if one wants to have a health cat.

As a pet owner, you need to observe the cat movement during routine walking. In cases of ear infection, the cats reveal tilted ear when it stands or moves. Such unnatural posture will help to diagnose the ear problems in many cats.

This is mainly due to the pain factor existing in the auditory regions. During bathing, take more care by plugging the ear canal with large cotton balls and see that the water does not enter ear canal.

When you find some excessive wax or discharge from one ear, you need to check up both the ears.

If the ear infection is severe, then the cats tend to resist even the lifting problem and particularly when you try to meddle the ear for the examination, the affected cats often try to avoid that or at least tend to make annoying sounds.

This is true when you try to give pressure to the ear regions. However, try to avoid the biting by taking proper care. Such things will help in the protection of ear as cat health related measure.

If you experience abnormal smell, color or texture of the ear secretion, then your cat ear health is really questionable. Because this implies that your cat ear is subjected to infections or parisitoc infestations. Do consult your vet. He may advise you to put your cat with antibiotics to care for cat ear health.

Natural Cat Health

March 18, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Uncategorized

Natural cat health is always a welcome one for all pet owners. Yeah. To the possible extent one may try to adapt the measures related to the natural cat health.

The health coverage of ear canal may be carried out by using simple natural products. Commercial products are available with regard to the cleansing of intestine and parasitic control can also be achieved due to the usage of such natural products.

Many herbal preparations are available with these omega fatty acids useful for maintaining the natural cat health.

Products like olive oil is of helpful for the cleansing of ear canals without doing any harm to the auditory structures in cats.

Many books and websites are available to reveal many information with regard to the natural feeding and medications for both cats and dogs.

Natural feed materials are the right kind of remedies that are useful to provide the strong defense to the cat’s immunity status. Natural cat health related remedies are available for the treatment of many external parasitic infestations.
Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science of science that gives lot of products that can be used in a natural manner in cats.

All natural feed items are prepared now a day by many reputed firms and these are in fact liked by many finicky cats due to the specific taste enjoyed by the cats while feeding these items.

Corn like materials are generally difficult for digestion by both man and dogs. But the cats have a better capacity to digest them.
Hence, both the corn and wheat along with wheat germ are used as natural food ingredients by many firms.

If you want to maintain the cats in good condition, feed the natural ingredients like fish, lamb meat etc. once twice a day if it is an adult cat and give three times if it is aged less than six months.

Most of the times, mixed tocopherols and vitamin C called as ascorbic acid are used as the preservatives for natural food ingredients used in case of cats.

However, when you see any allergic reactions, just stop the treatment with any type of natural medication.

If the allergic reactions are more in the extent and degree of affection, then immediately consult the veterinarian who will be offering right kind of remedies for the problems identified in such cat species.

Lobelia, Passion Flower, Cohosh etc. are also used as natural products towards the treatment of epilepsy or seizures noticed in case of cats.

Cat arthritis may be a debilitating disorder in case of pet cats and herbal products are available for the treatment of arthritis. For joint pain, eucalyptus oil like products may be of helpful for the massage and remedial measures.

Many preparations are available with the herbs that actually help in the regulation of the intestinal movements. Hence, most of the times, these preparations are of useful towards offering of right kind of therapy in the cats affected by diarrhea.  

Natural cat health is always a preferred one in the current periods and many of such products pertaining to the offering of natural cat health are having less or nil side effects and this is one of the greatest advantages of using these products.

Cat Health and Urinary Problems

March 06, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases, Health

Cat health and urinary problems always are associated with each other. Yeah. Cat health and urinary disorders have some concrete linkage which is not  much understood by the cat owners, often.

You should note that the disorder related with urination has got some direct influence on the health of the cats. For example, the urination becomes a painful event in cases of acute nephritis.

In such cases, the urinary tract infection may occur. In infections of urinary tract, suitable antibiotic needs to be given for a long period of time.

Of course, this will be taken care of by the veterinarian when you go for a health related consultation. Cats become often affected by lower urinary tract infections.

Often the bladder or the urinary tube arising from bladder are affected. In such cases, the affected cats pass the urine with difficulties and more efforts are made for the urination.

These cats may even pass the urine in colder places like bath tubs. Urinary incontinence is encountered when your cat has such affections.

Urinary tract health for cat should be properly taken care of.

Otherwise such cats will suffer from these renal or other urinary tract problems and may die early. Hence, more care needs to be taken for maintenance of health in urinary tract.

Some times, the urine may not have a normal color and few drops of blood may be seen at times.

In such cases, the urine needs to be tested in the suitable laboratory. Often such examination will reveal the urinary tract abnormality in a concrete manner. Some times, urinary crystals may get formed either before or after  the occurrence of urinary tract infections in the urinary tract.

Struvite crystals are commonly noticed in case of dogs with alkaline pH and in such cases, the special kind of diets are to be given to make the cat’s urine acidic. The crystals occurring in urinary tract are called as uroliths.

These stones may often cause the difficulty to pass the urine and the urination may get totally blocked some times when uroliths of larger sizes make blocking effects inside the urinary tract.

In such cases, emergency based approaches have to be made. Surgical interventions may be the answer some times, in such cats.

Generally food items with moderate amounts of protein are chosen with multiple vitamins and minerals to provide a balanced nutrition in case of adult cats or geriatric animals.

This is because of their increased susceptibility for the renal disorders when age advances.

Similarly, the food items should not have an increased amounts of proteins especially for the cats affected with urinary tract problem.

Cat health and urinary problems are dealt in various web sites now a day. The cat health and urinary problems are to be given more emphasis always.


Elderly Cat-health Problem

March 02, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases, Health

Elderly cat-health problem is to be given maximum significance. Elderly cat health problems need different kinds of attentions from the pet owners. Yeah. They are equal to the senior citizens of the country.

Wondering? But, this is true. Like old man, the  elderly cat have varieties of health problems. The cats especially the male cats may get affected frequently by the renal problems.

The affected cats develop signs like vomiting, difficulty in passing of urine, dullness, lusterless coat and anorexia. Whenever, you see such problems in your aged cat, you need to consult a veterinarian.

Blood examination will help to rule out the renal problems in reality. Serum creatinine level is the one solid parameter which generally indicates the renal function in such affected cats, in addition to the blood urea nitrogen level.

Elderly cat-health problem often associates with hepatic disease also. High colored urine and long lasting anorexia with dullness indicate the clinical signs of hepatic problems.

Increased thirst is often noticed in hepatic disorders in addition to the renal disorders.

The aged cats get frequently affected by the teeth problem. The affected animals often keep  the head lightly tilted and try to swallow the food. If you are careless, you may tend to miss this observation.

So it implies that you need to observe the eating activity of these old cats seriously. Many cats may show the drooling saliva from their mouth. The teeth may be seen some times loosened and may gets easily shaken also when a mild pressure is exerted.

However, don’t get bitten during the process of examination. It seems better to consult a qualified veterinarian for taking due care of the dental problems of the aged dogs. 

Some cats also develop lack of interest in due grooming of their coat. Yeah. It is true. Generally, the healthy cats engage in grooming activities, most of the times. Such activities get highly reduced or some times may be absent in case of severe dental problems. 

The severely affected animals tend to reveal signs of pain and this may vary even to the extent of occurrence of facial swelling causing much inconvenience to the cats in moving the head in a free manner. 

Poor eye sight may occur in aged cats and hence, take care of corneal opacity like condition in addition to the cataract.

The cardiac murmurs heard over the cardiac regions indicate the existence of heart problems and heart problems are common in aged cats.
Arthritis may occur commonly in elderly cats and problem in mobility occurs due to these problems.

Similarly, loss of weight occurs as an elderly cat-health problem. Elderly cat-health problem is to be taken care of at early stage itself..