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Cats…How Many is too Many?

Cats…How Many is too Many?

Now that’s a loaded question, isn’t it?   When does “cat lover” cross the line to “cat hoarder”? We’ve all heard and read about “crazy cat ladies”…how much truth is there to that? Aside from being offensive to females, is there such a ... »

Should you Give your Cat a Haircut?

Should you Give your Cat a Haircut?

Last week we shared a post on SlimDoggy.com about a German Shepherd who had been given what’s called a “lion’s cut” by their groomer. There was a bit of controversy because the owner was claiming she never approved the buzz cut and the groomer stating she had. Either way, the... »

3 Reasons Cats Resist Switching to Healthy Food

3 Reasons Cats Resist Switching to Healthy Food

Almost every cat owner has experienced it. You find out about a healthier type of cat food, purchase it, and excitedly give it to your cat. Then the cat just stares at you like “what on earth is this? Where is my food?” You try it a few more times and feel completely baffled. Why wouldn’t your... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Skin Parasites

SlimKitty Health Check: Skin Parasites

Next up in our SlimKitty Health Check Series are skin parasites. Since we covered the most common, fleas & ticks in our SlimDoggy series, I will refer you to that post. Symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for your cat will be similar.   There are a couple of skin parasites you are more like... »

Mythbuster: Kitten Season Edition

Mythbuster: Kitten Season Edition

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   Kitten season has arrived in the northern hemisphere! Cute little purring bundles of joy are showing up everywhere. There are a lot of myths out there about what this really means for cats. Let’s take a look at the truth about kitten season. ... »

What To Do If You Have Cat Allergies

What To Do If You Have Cat Allergies

I have to admit, I’ve never had a cat mainly because I have pretty severe cat allergies – much worse than my dog allergies I had when I was a kid. My dog allergies are pretty much gone now, but my cat allergies are still pretty strong. I remember once, several years ago now, we went to v... »

Essential Amino Acids for your Cat

Essential Amino Acids for your Cat

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   The ingredients in your cat’s food could be more important to your cat’s health than you think. A cat’s body uses the foods he/she eats for energy and to create and replace cells within the body. Essential amino acids are critical... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Parasites – Worms

SlimKitty Health Check: Parasites – Worms

The next installment on our SlimKitty Health Check series is on parasites. Cats can contract many of the same parasites that dogs get: Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms & Tapeworms. You can read our SlimDoggy Health Check Parasites: Worms post to get information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment... »

Does Your Cat Like You?

Does Your Cat Like You?

It’s easy to tell whether your dog loves you – they are pretty demonstrative. But cats are not – they can be loners and they can be standoffish – they can even be grouchy cat…   So how can you tell if your cat likes you – what does their behavior tell you? &n... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Fungal Diseases

SlimKitty Health Check: Fungal Diseases

The next in our series on Feline Diseases is fungal diseases. Just as with bacterial diseases, there are many fungal diseases that may impact our cat’s health.   Cats are susceptible to many of the same fungal diseases as dogs such as Aspergillosis, Coccidiomycosis and Histoplasmosis, so ... »

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