Sneaking through back alleyways and abandoned lots, millions of feral and stray cats make their homes in our cities and rural areas. Often fearful of people, these “wild” cats are blamed for everything from decimating bird populations to killing sea otters. What’s the truth behind these feral felines and why are some people so determined to save their lives?
Cats & Kittens
You might enjoy a night out listening to the latest in “retro” music, but your cats should avoid “going retro” at all costs! Retroviral diseases, such as Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, are more common than most pet owners realize and are truly threats to your cat’s well-being. Fortunately, through testing protocols and lifestyle choices, owners can help keep their feline friends safe from these deadly diseases.
Retro is a word usually bringing warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia. But for the more than 80 million cats living as pets in North America, the word retro is anything but warm and fuzzy.
Most cat owners don’t worry about heartworm disease and fewer still use any sort of heartworm preventative. But, as veterinary scientists continue to discover, feline heartworm disease has become a severe threat to our cat companions. Dog owners are well aware of the threat of heartworm disease, but many pet owners would be shocked to know that their cats are in danger as well. Heartworms are spread by mosquitoes and are capable of infecting cats in addition to dogs. Unfortunately, our cats rarely show physical signs of this infection and are more likely to die due to their body’s reaction to the parasite. The good news is that your veterinarian can help you prevent this deadly feline disease.