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Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Pet Obesity: The Cost of Having an Overweight Cat

Tomorrow is National Pet Obesity Awareness Day. This day was created by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) to help raise awareness of both the seriousness of and the magnitude of the pet obesity problem we have in the U.S. Pet obesity is a major problem in the U.S. According to the 20... »

Does Dry Cat Food Cause Diabetes | Part 2

Does Dry Cat Food Cause Diabetes | Part 2

SlimKitty was fortunate to have Dr. Lorie Huston, DVM as a guest blogger. Our community mourns the sudden loss of Lorie. Her Pet Health Care Gazette was a extensive resource for all of us and she will be missed. Last week we posted Part 1 of an article Lorie wrote on feline diabetes. We thought it a... »

Does Dry Cat Food Really Cause Feline Diabetes? Part 1

Does Dry Cat Food Really Cause Feline Diabetes? Part 1

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   Part 1 of a two-part article. The link between food and feline diabetes is a subject that we’ve talked about before but it keeps coming up so I think it’s a good idea to revisit the subject.   One of the concerns surrounding dry ... »

How long do cats live?

How long do cats live?

We’ve written about dog longevity on SlimDoggy and provided charts on expected lifespans. In dogs it varies greatly depending on the breed, with larger dogs tending to have shorter life spans than smaller dogs in general. The average life span of a cat is 12-15 years. But just like with their ... »

Bert – The Slimmed Down Version

Bert – The Slimmed Down Version

Guest Post: Emma, MyGBGV Life   Life with Bert is never dull and when it comes to food and his weight, it is a 24/7/365 battle. Bert is obsessed with eating. The cat doesn’t even bother chewing, if possible he just swallows his food so he can eat faster. He not only steals from the other cat, h... »

Urban Legends : Cats Leave Babies Breathless

Urban Legends : Cats Leave Babies Breathless

Guest Post from Robin Mudge from Playful Kitty Cats often get the short end of the stick in urban legends and myths. Over the course of human history we have associated cats with Satan himself, witches, plagues, and more. Wherever something goes unexplained, another cat myth shows up.   The Leg... »

How to take your cat outside safely

How to take your cat outside safely

Guest Post from Maggie Marton author of OhMyDogBlog.com.   Before I get into sharing our strategies for taking Newt outside, let me start this post with a quick disclaimer: I know there is a wide and varied spectrum of opinion about whether cats should or shouldn’t go outdoors. Personally, I be... »

5 Tips To Keep Your Cat Healthy This Summer

5 Tips To Keep Your Cat Healthy This Summer

Guest Post from Avery Morrison. Pawtini.com Summers can be the most enjoyable season of the year with lots of fun activities to do outdoors, but as a pet parent it becomes very important to take strong precautions to make sure your cat spends a comfortable and a healthy summer time as well. Conditio... »

Dietary  Diseases in Cats

Dietary Diseases in Cats

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   There are a variety of diseases seen in cats that are strongly related to diet. These are a few of the most common. Feline urologic syndrome (FUS). Also commonly known as feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), diet is a major con... »

10 Good Reasons To Keep Your Cat Indoors

10 Good Reasons To Keep Your Cat Indoors

Guest Post from Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty   1. Indoor cats live longer, healthier lives. Statistics show that indoor cats live an average of 13 – 17 years (while some live into their 20′s), while outdoor-only cats have an average life expectancy of only 5 years.   2. The threat of disea... »

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