Cats are often thought to be graceful and coordinated, and many people mistakenly believe that cats always land on their feet. However, like all animals, cats are susceptible to major injuries from falls or accidents, including broken bones.
Acupuncture, the use of strategically placed needles on the body, is a popular treatment used by humans to assist in pain relief and relaxation. But did you know that this practice can also be used on our four-legged friends?
Eye injuries can happen to all cats at some point. Some get injured by a rogue substance, like dirt, getting in their eye. Others may run into something that scratches the eye’s surface or goes even deeper. But in multi-cat households, eye injuries are much more common.
Much like in humans, chronic inflammation is a problem that can lead to health complications in our furry, four-legged counterparts. Although inflammatory immune responses are normal, chronic inflammation is not, and mitigating it starting when your pet is young may help them live a longer and more comfortable life.
When humans are in pain, we are able to communicate to others what hurts and how severe the pain is using our words. Unfortunately, our furry friends do not have this option. For this reason alone, it can be difficult to know if and when your cat is experiencing pain.
If your dog is active or excitable, it is bound to get into a little bit of trouble from time to time. After running around outside, minor scrapes and cuts can occur quickly and easily. The biggest concern with scrapes and other wounds is infection, since bacteria or fungi can settle into the open skin and reproduce quickly. Therefore, if you find a cut on your pup, you’ll want to take care of it as quickly as you can.
It can be very scary when your beloved cat must undergo surgery. But when your cat emerges from recovery and is allowed to come home with you to rest and heal, your anxiety probably won’t stop.
Cats are agile, active creatures. Our feline friends love to run across rooms swiftly, leaping over objects in their way and jumping high up to sit on top of cat trees, boxes, countertops and more. Their activity is so common, in fact, that a sudden decrease in movement from our cats is usually cause for concern.
Both you and your pooch love going for runs and walks outside, playing in the yard or chasing each other around the house. All that leaping and bounding is supported by your dog’s paw pads—the cushiony parts of your dog’s feet.
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