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Cat Keeps Shaking Head but No Mites: 6 Ear Issues

By Phil / June 29, 2019

If your cat keeps shaking head but no mites are visible, or you’ve been able to rule out ear mites – there are a few other common causes for this behavior. If they are shaking their head, it almost certainly means that they have some sort of issue with their ears. This can range from […]

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Cat Leaking Brown Fluid (Explanations and Solutions)

By Phil / June 29, 2019

Is your cat leaking brown fluid from their anus? If so, there are a few possible reasons for this, and some important things you need to be aware of. For the most part, being a cat owner means we’re spoiled by fussing, love, hugs, and all the good things that come with living with a […]

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Can I Put Vaseline On My Cat Bum? (Solutions Explained)

By Phil / June 29, 2019

Can I put Vaseline on my cat bum? Does it really help with constipation? Is vaseline safe for cats? Having a tub of Vaseline in the cupboard is handy for a number of reasons. I’m sure a lot of people reading this have one of those little blue tubs somewhere in their home. But did […]

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Cat Spay Incision Lump (What to Expect Post-Op)

By Phil / June 29, 2019

If you’ve just had your cat spayed you may have noticed what’s called a cat spay incision lump. This is exactly as it sounds, a lump in the area that has the incision for the operation. It’s more than likely nothing to worry about, but you need to have it checked out. My last cat […]

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How Long Does It Take For MiraLax To Work In Cats?

By Phil / June 29, 2019

Constipation in cats is fairly common. For the most part, it’s easy to help them get over it with a little help from a laxative like MiraLax, a home remedy like olive oil, or even a little massage and plenty of water. Personally, I’ve found MiraLax to be very effective in resolving mild constipation in […]

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Horned Paws on Cats: What to Do About Cutaneous Claws

By Phil / June 8, 2019

Have you spotted what looks like horned paws on cats and wondered what these growths are and if they are causing your cat any distress? I can help by explaining what those extra claws are, what you should do about them, and everything else you will need to know. Because, as you can see in […]

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Are Stink Bugs Poisonous to Cats? (That Smell…Ewww)

By Phil / June 8, 2019

If you’ve ever gotten too close to a stink bug you’ll know it. They release a foul odor as part of their defense mechanism against predators and threats. The smell is so bad that it can make your eyes water, irritate your skin, you’ll feel like being sick, and you will be offended. So, I […]

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Can You Give Cats Melatonin? It Worked Wonders for Us

By Phil / May 28, 2019

Melatonin is a hormone both cats and humans (yep, me, you and our kitties) produce naturally and it’s the main hormone responsible for helping control our sleep-wake cycles. However, also much like us, cats can sometimes have problems sleeping. It may be due to their production of melatonin, some external stresses, health issues, or just […]

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Are Millipedes Poisonous to Cats?

By Phil / April 19, 2019

Are millipedes poisonous to cats? Do millipedes bite, are they toxic, should we be concerned if we see millipedes in our gardens or homes? I want to start by saying Millipedes are interesting looking arthropods. I bet you didn’t know that there are more than 8,000 different species, and they can have anywhere between 15 […]

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The Cat Middening Solution That Worked for Me (And My Cat)

By Phil / October 20, 2018

When discussing cat behavioural problems with other cat owners something that comes up fairly often is cat defecation issues. More specifically the need for a cat middening solution. Cat defecation issues aren’t really common, at least not the kind that are persistent and can’t be corrected with some litter box training. And middening specifically is […]

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