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  • How to Treat Nasal Congestion in Cats

    How to treat nasal congestion in cats

    Nasal congestion is a manifestation of nasal inflammation (medically termed rhinitis) which leads to excess mucus. The type of discharge will vary depending on the underlying cause but may be watery, mucoid (thick), purulent or bloody. Discharge can lead to congestion in which the nose bees partially or fully blocked. This affects the cat’s ability to smell, which can impact the cat’s appetite.

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    7 Ways To Stop Cat Litter Scatter and Tracking

    Reducing litter tray scatter

    Cat litter has an amazing ability to find its way from one end of the house to the other and can be a constant source of frustration for pet owners.

    The two issues at play 1) cats like to cover up their waste by flicking clean over the top and many over-zealous cats flick it right out of the litter tray and 2) some litter can stick to the bottom of the paws which is then walked through the house.

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    Laryngitis in Cats

    Laryngitis in cats

    About

    The larynx (better known as the voice box in humans) is a cylindrical group of muscles, cartilage and soft tissue which contains the vocal cords and is located in the upper opening of the trachea. Laryngitis is a mon disease in cats which occurs when the larynx bees inflamed due to irritation or infection. It can be acute (sudden onset) or chronic (long-standing).

    One study found a mean age was seven years, with a range of 9 months to 18 years. There was a higher incidence in Burmese cats.

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    Flagyl (Metronidazole) For Cats

    Flagyl for cats

    At a glance

    • Drug Name: Metronidazole
    • mon names: Flagyl, Metizol, Protostat and Metrogel
    • Drug Type: Antibiotic, antiprotozoal
    • Used For: Treatment of anaerobic bacterial infections, protozoal infections, and inflammatory bowel disease
    • Species: Cats, dogs, humans, ferrets, horses, rabbits, rodents, birds and reptiles
    • Administered: Tablet, oral liquid, injection

    About

    Flagyl (Metronidazole) is a prescription-only antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication which is used to treat a wide variety of bacterial and protozoal infections in a number of animals including cats, dogs and humans.

    Flagyl is a member of the drug classes amebicides and nitroimidazoles. The drug has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) but is monly prescribed extra-label by veterinarians.

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    Cat-Friendly Homes

    Cat-friendly homes

    What is a cat-friendly home?

    A cat-friendly home is a home which meets the physical, behavioural and emotional needs of the cat. It is not enough to adopt a cat and provide fresh food and water, they have emotional and physical needs too. We take a look at what is involved in providing a cat-friendly home.

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    Why Do Cats Have Different Coloured Kittens?

    Litter of kittens

    Kittens e in a rainbow of colours and it can sometimes be confusing when a kitten is born to two parents who didn’t have the same coat colour, for example, two solid cats produce a pointed kitten or two black cats produce a grey kitten or two shorthaired cats produce a longhaired kitten.

    It is not unmon for a litter to contain kittens who are all different colours. This variation in colours and patterns es down to several genes which determine how each kitten will look.

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    6 Reasons to Neuter a Cat

    Six reasons to neuter a male cat

    Reasons to neuter a cat at a glance?

    1. Prevents unwanted pregnancies
    2. Reduction or elimination of certain cancers
    3. Less risk of infectious disease
    4. Reduces roaming
    5. Less territorial fighting
    6. Reduces spraying behaviour

    About

    An entire male cat is known as a tomcat and unless the cat is a purebred who has been purchased specifically to breed with, he should be neutered (desexed) by the time he is six months old to prevent unwanted behaviours, unwanted litters and reduce the risk of disease and trauma.

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    Amitriptyline For Cats

    Amitriptyline for cats

    What is amitriptyline?

    Amitriptyline (am-e-trip’-ta-lean) is a prescription-only tricyclic antidepressant (TCA) which is sold under the brand names Elavil, Amitrol, Endep, Levate, Laroxyl and Saroten, it is used in both human and veterinary medicine.

    Amitriptyline was discovered in 1960 and approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in humans in 1961. The drug has not been approved by the FDA for use in cats but is monly prescribed extra-label.

    Amitriptyline is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines.

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