Feline Vaccines: Benefits & Risks

What is the immune system? Why is it important? The immune system plays a pivotal role in maintaining your cat’s health. One of the most important functions of this highly complex system of specialized cells and molecules is to protect cats from disease and infection caused by foreign invaders – viruses, bacteria, and a host [...]

Are Cat Fleas Dangerous for People?

Cat fleas can transmit diseases. The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) can transmit diseases and parasites to humans. Flea bites can also cause allergic reactions in both pets and people. Although some people think that cat scratch disease is caused by cat fleas, the Center for Disease Control states that there is no evidence for this. [...]

Feline Vaccines: Benefits and Risks

Vaccines are preparations that resemble infectious agents like bacteria or viruses but are not pathogenic (disease causing). When administered to an animal, they “train” the immune system to protect against these infectious agents. How vaccines work After vaccination, the immune system is “trained” to recognize infectious agents by producing proteins called antibodies or activating specific [...]

Does Your Cat Need A Friend? Introducing a Second Cat

How to tell if your cat wants a buddy, how to choose the right friend, and how to arrange a meet-cute between them. Our readers send us loads of questions, and we decided to post the most frequently questions: Are cats happier in pairs?Is it cruel to have one cat?Should you have more than one [...]

Cat vaccinations – Everything you should know

The importance of vaccinations to the overall health and longevity of your cat cannot be understated. Cat vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to combat the incubation and transmission of crippling and fatal feline diseases. It is important to note that our doctors don't follow a "one size fits all' protocol for immunizations, but rather [...]

6 Home remedies for fleas on cats

Fleas can be a natural (and unpleasant) part of life with a pet. Fortunately, between over-the-counter sprays, powders, and flea collars, there are endless solutions to help eradicate a flea problem in your home. However, while commercial flea medications and treatments can certainly help tame a flea problem in your cat, there are also an [...]

What you need to know about kitten vaccinations

As a responsible cat owner, it’s important to keep up to date with your kitten’s vaccinations to protect them from a range of diseases. Read about when to vaccinate your cat or kitten and what to expect here. Cat vaccinations are vital to help protect them from common illnesses and to help keep them healthy. [...]

How do cats catch ticks and fleas

Cat Fleas Where do cat fleas come from? Flea eggs can survive in many environments. They can hatch and quickly jump onto passing animals, including cats, and are then transported – sometimes for miles. The animal they live on is known as a ‘host’. Some flea infestations don’t occur when your cat comes into contact [...]