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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 ... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Bacterial Diseases

SlimKitty Health Check: Bacterial Diseases

In our first post in our SlimKitty Health Check series, we cover Bacterial Diseases. As in our SlimDoggy Health Check Series, we will cover Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention. This isn’t meant to replace the advice or direction of your veterinarian, but rather to help educate you pa... »

How Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

How Many Calories Does My Cat Need?

Over 57% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. That’s a lot of cats carrying around extra weight and living shorter lives as a result. Taking weight off dogs is a little simpler than cats because you can exercise dogs more easily. It’s not too often you see someone running or hiking... »

SlimKitty Health Check: Cat Diseases

SlimKitty Health Check: Cat Diseases

Over on our sister site, SlimDoggy, we recently introduced a new feature called SlimDoggy Health Check. We knew that kitty’s have just as many health problems as our canine friends so we decided to run a similar series on SlimKitty about feline health and wellness. Our goal is to educate cat o... »

What to do About Hairballs?

What to do About Hairballs?

What are hairballs anyways? We don’t own cats – I’ve been severely allergic my whole life, so I’ve never been exposed to them. I’ve heard of hairballs and always assumed it’s hair swallowed by the cat when they are grooming that doesn’t get digested properly... »

Do Cats Need Fat in their Diet?

Do Cats Need Fat in their Diet?

The simple answer is, of course. Just as with humans, fat provides energy or fuel and aids in the breakdown and absorption of certain fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A, D, E & K. In addition, it provides a layer of insulation and protection for the internal organs. Good sources can be foun... »

Sources of Protein for Cats

Sources of Protein for Cats

In our previous post on the protein needs of cats we recognized that most veterinary nutritionists recommend a higher level of protein for cats than for dogs.   Protein sources typically found in cat food include: Chicken Turkey Fish Lamb   While these are excellent sources, it’s imp... »

How Old is My Cat?

How Old is My Cat?

Both cats and dogs age differently than humans. It used to be said that a dog aged seven years for each human year. That’s not exactly true as dogs age much more rapidly in their early years. The same is true for cats. The following provides a good guideline for estimating your cat’s age... »

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