Cat Health

Preventing Flu in your Cat

In this article we’ll take a deeper look at cat flu, and look into the causes and preventative methods that can keep your cat healthy all year round, along with some special cat care.

Cat Flu Myths and Misconceptions

Cat fluis a common but easily preventable disease. This article will debunk some of the myths and misconceptions surrounding the condition and offer facts and pointers to help you take care of your cat in order to avoid a flu infection, as well as keeping him or her fit and healthy.

How to Deworm your Cat

Intestinal tapeworms and roundworms are very common in kittens and adult cats.

What is FIV (Feline AIDS) Fact File

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a major viral infection in cats. Although it is similar to HIV (AIDS) in people, FIV is species-specific, which means it can only be transmitted from cat to cat, not to humans or other animals.

Preventing parasites: Preparing your Home against pests

Whilst we enjoy sharing our homes with our cats, unwanted guests in the form of feline parasites are much less welcome!

Neutering Your Cat: Why do it and what can you expect?

Neutering your cat is one of the most important decisions you can make with regard to being a responsible cat parent.

Cat health tips

Everyone wants their cat to stay fit and healthy so, to help, we’ve compiled a list of common health concerns that can affect your cat as well as some tips about what to look for when you are examining it.

Cat deafness

Ear problems in cats can have a profound effect on your relationship with your pet, and just like any other sense is vital to helping your cat make sense of the world.

Urinary tract health

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is a term used to describe a number of conditions affecting the lower part of the urinary tract (bladder and urethra). As with any animal, cat urinary health is a big issue. Obstruction of urine can be excessively painful and life threatening for cats, so if you notice any signs of discomfort, or an inability to pass liquid seek veterinary assistance immediately.

Cat Flu: Fact file

Do cats get colds? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive here at PURINA, but the answer isn’t as simple as you may expect…. Read on to find out the basic facts about Cat Flu and what you can do to help your cat avoid it.

Amputation in cats

Unfortunately, due to disease or complications after an accident, it is sometimes necessary to remove a cat’s tail or limb. It may seem dramatic but it’s never without reason. Whilst this is often upsetting to owners, cats are extremely adaptable, and usually function incredibly well without a tail or a leg.

Fleas and ticks in cats

Fleas are extremely common, and are also one of the main skin problems in cats. The most commonly found flea is the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), but rabbit and hedgehog fleas can also occasionally be found on cats.