Everything You Need To Know About FIV

Everything You Need To Know About FIV

There are almost 38 million people around the world that are infected by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, did you know that there is an equivalent virus that affects cats? It is called the feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

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Like HIV, FIV could lead to a disease similar to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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To better fight FIV, the best thing you can do is arm yourself with the right knowledge of the virus. For this reason, we want to know what FIV is, how your cat can get it, and most importantly, how to treat FIV.

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Declawing?! No!!!! Let Me Tell You Why

Declawing is a Hotly Debated Topic.

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However, more and more people are now going against it. If you have thought of declawing your cat or a vet suggested it, then you might want to research further what it means to your beautiful feline friend.

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Right off the bat, let me tell you: you should never, ever declaw your cat – unless it’s a matter of life and death. If you are serious about loving and caring for your furry baby, let me share with you some of the most important reasons you should not remove your cat’s claws.

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Jobs For Cats? Read it to Believe It!!

Yes, we all have heard of dogs doing great jobs in various fields. We have police dogs, bomb-sniffing dogs, guard dogs, therapy dogs, and a lot more.

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However, do you know that cats are also getting hired? In fact, cats can be almost anything they want to be. Some cats work as circus performers, exercise partners, therapists, couch testers, spies, gardeners, sellers, office managers, actors, models, newscasters, security guards, doctors, and even wedding officiants!

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What Is Catnip

Catnip 101! What Is It, What To Do With It?

A lot of people have heard of catnip (sometimes, referred to as catmint), but not all of them know what it really is. In this post, let us put catnip under the spotlight and learn what it is, its benefits, and how you, as a cat owner, can use it.

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Cat Plant Poison

Your Cat Might Snack on your Plants, but Beware!!!

Having indoor and outdoor plants in your home can be very relaxing and soothing. Not only that, but it adds beauty to your home. However, if you have cats, you need to be careful with what type of plants you add to your dwelling place. You may not know it, but there are plants that are poisonous to cats.

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Sadly, a lot of pet owners have unconsciously put their cats in danger. Before they realize how certain plants can be harmful to their fur babies, it is already too late. So, don’t make this mistake and ensure your home is safe for your four-legged friend.

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Thankfully, this article will give you a list of plants and flowers that could poison your cat. We have also included the signs and symptoms that may manifest for each poisonous plant. Read on and learn more about how you can make your home safer for your cat.

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Cat Biting Fingers

My Cat Can’t Stop Biting my Fingers! Does He Hate Me?

No doubt: cats exhibit various behaviors and communicate one thing in different ways. For this reason, it could be puzzling to you if your cat can’t stop biting your fingers. You might even think that it’s his way of saying “I hate you!”

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Before jumping into conclusion and unnecessarily feeling bad about your cat-human relationship, you need to understand a few things first. Definitely, a cat’s bite is not just about expressing anger, but it can mean a lot of things.

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Kitty 911! Recognizing a Cat Emergency

Kitty 911! Recognizing a Cat Emergency

The least of the things that you want to happen is to have a cat emergency. As a loving pet owner, you want your cat to stay as healthy and happy as possible. However, you can’t simply leave everything to chance and wishful thinking.

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As much as we would like that accidents and sicknesses won’t happen, it could happen and when it happens, you would thank yourself for knowing what cat emergencies are and what you can do about it. Your knowledge won’t just save you from the trouble of false alarms, but it could potentially save your feline friend.

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Are You Sure What You Feed Your Cat Is Good For Him?

Are You Sure What You Feed Your Cat Is Good For Him?

This truism is just applicable to your cat as to you. There’s no doubt that choosing your cat’s food seems to be an easy task. However, if you are serious about giving your cat the best food possible, you need to be conscious about what you give him.

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While commercial cat food is a blessing to pet owners, it can also become a curse. It allows us to instantly prepare food for our feline friends, but we must check the label first before we do.

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For this reason, let me share with you some of the ingredients in cat food that you should be wary about.

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Should I Bathe My Cat or Let Him Do it Himself?

As a loving pet owner, you probably have looked at your cat and thought whether he needs a bath or not. After all, cats are known to be fairly clean animals. They can lick themselves. Their tongue is particularly designed to get rid of dirt and tangles off their coat.

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Not only that but since bathing a cat may feel like a chore and you want to save yourself from a few scratches, you might settle to simply let him do it himself.

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However, you know there will be times when you need to take matters into your own hands and give your cat a refreshing bath.

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Cat Obesity is Deadly

Cat Obesity is Deadly, But You Can Change That

Here’s a startling finding: more than 50 million cats in the United States are obese. That’s equivalent to almost 60% of all cats in the country. Now, if your cat is one of them, you know how his weight could become a predisposing factor for a lot of diseases.

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Overweight or obese cats are prone to developing diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and diseases of the heart, kidney, lungs, and liver. Not only that, but they are expected to have a decreased life expectancy.

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For this reason, it is not difficult to see the importance of your cat to lose weight. To get you started, here are some ways you can help your cat shed those extra pounds.

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Cat Grooming Products

Your Cat’s Grooming Products Might Be Poisoning Him!!

We all know that cat grooming is an important aspect of taking care of our fur babies. However, you might unknowingly be doing more harm than good. Today, we’ll be talking about the grooming products you are using.

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Whether this has to do with soap or shampoo, there are certain ingredients you should watch out for.

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Before you buy a grooming product or pour it on your precious cat’s fur, you need to read this post. Here are the harmful ingredients you should look for in a cat grooming product.

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Should I Neuter My Cat?

After all, with thousands of cats being spayed or neutered every year, you might have thought about it. In fact, you might know of someone who spayed or neutered their cat already.

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So, you are now thinking about this procedure. However, it’s a decision you shouldn’t rush into. You need to make certain considerations before you come into the conclusion whether you need to neuter or spay.

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Here are a few things you need to know before you neuter or spay your cat.

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