Health

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 ... »

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... »

SlimKitty Mythbuster

SlimKitty Mythbuster

Today we are bringing one of our reader’s favorite SlimDoggy features to SlimKitty: MYTHBUSTERS! This special feature is where we take a commonly held belief about a cat nutritional need, behavior or training method and find the REAL facts. Is it true or is it MYTH?   Today’s SlimKi... »

Nutritional Supplements to Boost Immunity in Cats – Do They Work?

Nutritional Supplements to Boost Immunity in Cats – Do They Work?

Guest Post from Lorie Huston from Pet Health Care Gazette.   Many cat owners use various supplements to help boost their cat’s immune system, believing that boosting the immune system can be quite effective in keeping their cat healthy. I often recommend products such as fish oil or other sourc... »

Dear Tabby: Is My Cat Fat?

Dear Tabby: Is My Cat Fat?

Dear Tabby, I have a 4 year old cat that we rescued about 2 years ago. She’s a sweet cat, named Sarah, but I think she is overweight. We’ve never had cats before, but my aunt did and she would just put a big bowl of food out for her cats everyday. We do that for Sarah, but she eats it al... »

Cats: Handling Hairballs

Cats: Handling Hairballs

Today we bring you a guest post from blogger Robin Mudge of Playful Kitty.   Cats love to groom themselves – sometimes even to the point of obsession. As the cat licks its fur, sometimes the little barbs on the cat’s tongue will pick up a stray strand or two. The hairs are then swallowed an the... »

Page 5 of 6«3456