Why Are You Allergic to Cats?

Why Are You Allergic to Cats?

Many people are allergic to cats. It was once thought that these people were allergic only to dander and cat hair, however, it is now believed that these people might actually be allergic to protein particles that are found in various body fluids such as saliva, sweat (and yes, cats can sweat) and urine. Why … Read more

What Cause Allergies In Cats?

What Cause Allergies In Cats?

Cats, like people, can have allergies. These allergies can be to fleas, foods, environmental products or they could even be stress related. Whatever the allergen is these allergies generally manifest themselves as a what we know to be a red, itchy rash (food allergies can manifest themselves in both a skin rash and digestive inflammation). … Read more

How to Treat Cat Acne

How to Treat Cat Acne

Cats have small sebaceous glands associated with hair follicles and larger sebaceous glands on the head and tail. These glands secrete oils. It is when these glands are overactive that cats can get what is known as cat acne. In cases of acne the pores and hair follicles near the glands can become clogged with … Read more

How to Care For Kittens Found Outside

How to Care For Kittens Found Outside

Kittens are supposed to stay with their mother until they are at least 10-12 weeks old for many reasons. Before they are fully weaned, which occurs by about the 6th week of life, they drink milk from their mother. By doing this they receive passive immunity from the mother. This protects them from disease and … Read more

Why Does My Cat Keep Getting Abscesses?

Why Does My Cat Keep Getting Abscesses?

An abscess is a pus filled sore on the skin. So, why does my cat keep getting abscesses? Generally if a cut or wound is left untreated it can ‘abscess’. This occurs when pus is formed from destroyed skin cells, white blood cells, and bacteria. This pus becomes trapped under the skin forming the abscess … Read more

Are Maine Coons Easy To Take Care?

Are Maine Coons Easy To Take Care?

Maine Coons are some of the most popular cats in North America. Maine Coon care is easy once you know what to do. Maine Coons have a long coat that needs regular grooming, but this is not difficult or time-consuming if you groom your Maine Coon just for 10 minutes each day. Maine Coons also … Read more