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Can Probiotics Help Your Cat?

Can Probiotics Help Your Cat?

Although studies are still fairly limited, they seem to be helpful for some cats. The important thing is to use a product recommended by your veterinarian.

May 2017 - Over the last two decades, probiotics have become a hot topic in both human and veterinary medicine. An enormous body of research has clearly indicated that probiotics can cause a positive change in the intestinal bacterial population when pathogenic bacteria overtake the gastrointestinal tract. Probiotics have also been shown to have a beneficial effect on the immune system.

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The Modern Threat of Rabies

Combatting this ancient disease continues to be a modern challenge - and indoor cats are at some risk, as well. Here's why vaccination is so important.

Among all threats to feline health, none is more fatal than rabies. The threat also applies to cat owners who are bitten or scratched by an infected animal. Rabies is caused by a bullet-shaped virus called a lyssavirus, and this microorganism affects many warm-blooded animals, most commonly in skunks, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, bobcats and bats. However, notes Dr. Orla Wages, a specialist in internal medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Tufts, the virus can affect all warm-blooded animals, including domestic dogs and cats that have not been vaccinated.

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The Deadly Threat of Parvovirus

The Deadly Threat of Parvovirus

Also called panleukopenia or feline distemper, this disease can prove fatal to unvaccinated kittens within a matter of days. Here's what you should know.

Vomiting, severe diarrhea, diminished appetite, fever, listlessness, progressive weight loss and general weakness are among the signs of a deadly feline illness called parvovirus. This potentially fatal disorder - also known as panleukopenia or distemper - is an illness for which there is no specific treatment. Fortunately, a highly effective vaccine is available to provide cats with long-lasting immunity against the feline parvovirus (FPV) - the organism that is responsible for spreading the disease.

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Home Renovation and Your Pets

Home Renovation and Your Pets

Whether you're planning a new addition or painting a small room, it's important to have a plan to keep your pets safe and secure. Here are some expert tips.

Before Andrew Davidson embarked on a major home renovation project two years ago, the Long Island resident sat down and planned every step of the process - including a discussion on how to make life as stress-free as possible for his two cats, Blaze and Sadie.

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