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Cats + Care & Wellness

  • Online shopping for convenience and great prices has quickly become the new normal in today's consumerism society. Although technology may help us be savvy shoppers, it's still good to be cautious about what you purchase online, especially when it comes to your pet's medications.

  • Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

    Enseñar a su gato a aceptar que se cepille los dientes puede llevar cierto entrenamiento, pero se convertirá en algo sencillo una vez se acostumbre al proceso. El lavado de dientes diario es lo ideal, pero si sus horarios no le permiten hacerlo cada día, un cepillado de dos veces al día es aceptable.

  • A cesarean section is a surgery to remove kittens from the uterus and is most commonly performed as an emergency procedure when there is difficulty with natural birth. During the immediate recovery period, the mother and kittens must be closely monitored and begin eating/nursing within a few hours. If you have any concerns about their health, you should immediately have your veterinarian examine the kittens and their mother.

  • Chin acne in cats is a poorly understood disorder of follicular keratinization (the overproduction of keratin, a protein found in the outer layer of skin). If this excess keratin is trapped in the hair follicle, comedones (blackheads) form. Pustules (pimples) may form if bacteria infect the comedones. The underlying causes are not fully understood but may be associated with excess sebum production, viral infection, immunosuppression, stress, or poor grooming. Treatment options are available and often involve improved hygiene.

  • Spaying in Cats

    La esterilización es el término común usado para describir el procedimiento quirúrgico que científicamente se conoce como ovariohisterectomía. En este procedimiento, se realiza una escisión del útero y los ovarios con el objetivo de esterilizar a una gata.

  • Your cat's skin and coat condition are good indicators of her health. A healthy coat should be shiny and smooth, not brittle or coarse, and healthy skin should be supple and clear, not greasy, flaky, or bumpy. Selective breeding has led to the development of cats with various coat characteristics requiring varying grooming needs. To maintain healthy skin and coat, your cat also requires a properly balanced diet.

  • Cat Behavior and Training - Enrichment for Indoor Cats

    Cuando se decide tener un gato casero, lo más importante es saber qué estímulos proporcionarle para satisfacer sus necesidades de comportamiento.

  • Flea Control in Cats

    La pulga más común en el gato y en el perro es la pulga del gato (Ctenocephalides felis), aunque en los gatos también podemos encontrar otro tipo de pulgas como las pulgas de los conejos, ardillas y otro tipo de fauna salvaje.

  • Cats who are overweight have an increased risk of many health conditions including diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and some forms of cancer. Your veterinarian can recommend a weight loss plan include a specific weight loss diet and exercise. This article discusses many tips to discourage begging and help promote healthy weight loss in cats who live in a multi-cat household.

  • Elizabethan Collars in Cats

    Un collar isabelino (también conocido cómo campana) es un capuchón o cono de plástico que ayudará a proteger las lesiones y heridas de su gato de más daños. Estos collares previenen que el gato se lame o muerda las lesiones del resto de cuerpo, o se rasque con sus patas las zonas de la cara y cabeza.