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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... »

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... »

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 Mythbuster | Cats Hate Water

SlimKitty Mythbuster | Cats Hate Water

It’s accepted conventional wisdom that cats hate water…but is that really true? Actually, the answer is NO. There are many cats taht actually love water as can be seen in this video. So why the belief? Well domesticated cats have developed this aversion over time and probably as a result... »

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... »

Cats and Carbs

Cats and Carbs

We read a lot about “carbs” and how much you should have in your diet. We also see lots of fad diets promoting “low carb”, or “high carb” come and go. It’s hard to keep track of how much carbohydrates is good in your diet.   It’s even harder for o... »

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... »

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