If You’ve Noticed Your Cat Limping Or Any Stiffness, Do These 4 Things Immediately

Watching your cat age is unavoidable, but there are ways you can make their adult life as comfortable and painless as possible. Cats as young as five are at risk of developing stiffness in their joints. They gradually spend more time lying down than playing, and you might notice them walking with a limp or taking longer than usual to climb a flight of stairs. Joint health in cats is affected by diet, weight, and daily lifestyle. The cartilage that … Read more

The 7 Most Common Diseases That Affect Senior Cats

Cats are extremely stoic animals, often making it difficult to recognize the subtle signs of illness until the disease has become quite advanced. This is why regular veterinary visits and routine bloodwork are vitally important for cats – especially once they reach their senior years. The following seven conditions are the most frequently diagnosed in cats ages eight and up. 1. Chronic Renal (Kidney) Disease The kidneys are the body’s filtration system, removing harmful waste products from the bloodstream and … Read more

10 Most Common Cat Obesity Related Illnesses

While the term “fat cat” may be cool, a literal chubby tabby is anything but. Aside from that fact that all that excess  weight causes overheating, obese cats are at risk for many serious illness. Unfortunately, pet obesity has been on the rise in the past five years, according to Nationwide, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance. In 2014, Nationwide members filed more than $54 million in pet insurance claims for conditions and diseases related to pet obesity, … Read more