Category Archives for Cat Health

What is the Average Life Expectancy of an Outdoor Cat? – All You Need to Know

You may be asking, what is the average lifespan of an outdoor cat? While most people choose not to know the answer to this question, still, knowing how long an outdoor cat may live can somehow improve their lifespan and serve as an important information to have. There are different factors that can affect the life expectancy of any cat in particular. In some aspect, owners do not have control over it like a hereditary factor to a certain disease. Some are manageable like keeping the outdoor cat safe and improve their health. It all depends on various factors. Ideally, outdoor cats live less than indoor cats.

The average lifespan of the cat is about 15-17 years long. It’s just sad that not all of them are able to achieve this lifespan. As a matter of fact, there are cats that live well at the age of 20’s but still in a healthy condition. Let’s talk about the lifespan of an indoor and outdoor cats.

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Is it Safe to Use Neosporin for Cats? – Things You Need to Know

​Cats often get themselves into the fight or falling off from trees that result to wound or scratches. When incidence happens, their body system heals differently from humans but they still bleed and get hurt just like us. It is only natural for cat owners to ask “can I put Neosporin on my cat?” Are the pain relievers and certain medications safe for them?
In most cases, some medications are safe for cats that include dexamethasone, lysine and codeine which is also being used by the vets. In other severe instances, vets prescribed antibiotics that are intended for humans. One of this antibiotics is called Neosporin. It can be used for prevention of infections from burns, cuts, wounds and etc. We all know that our feline friends are prone to fight, scratch and bite from other animals even with their own human parents. The big question is, it safe to use for the treatment of cuts and wounds? As a matter of fact, it is very popular with us humans and finds it very effective to use Neosporin. It can also be purchased over the counter. Let’s discuss first what Neosporin is made of.

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When Does Your Kitten Become a Full Grown Cat? Things You Need to Know

Your feline friend will always be your baby no matter what age they were and what circumstances might be. Those cute tantalizing eyes, huge head, little body and short limbs definitely makes them really cute. Did you ever wonder, when does kitten become a cat? It is almost certain to happen that one day out of the blue you’ll find your fur baby acting really weird. You’ll find them starting to climb walls and trying to get out of the house every time the door is open. In this period, your little kitten is now experiencing heat stage all throughout the day. Male kittens may start going to your yard and look for female cats. It is important for pet owners to know when their kittens are full grown. It helps them handle their cats in a proper way.

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Can Humans Acquired Cat Diseases?

You are highly at risk of acquiring an illness from an infected person chats or small droplets than acquiring the disease from cats. Most of the cat’s diseases only infect their race just like humans only infect people. However, some zoonotic illnesses can be acquired between humans and cats. With a direct contact with the infected feline’s feces or saliva, fleas or ticks, the disease can also be transmitted to the owners. Here are the following cat diseases that can be transmitted to the owners.

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8 Really Reasons Why Scabs on Your Cat

Skin disorders in cats can be disappointing for both owners and cats. Most common signs of skin diseases are pruritis (itchiness), excessive body grooming, the existence of scabs and hair loss. There are several causes of skin diseases and most of the time it is difficult to identify the root. 

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