Although chubby cats are adorable, those extra pounds can have terrible consequences for kitty’s joints, heart and pancreas. Feline obesity lowers your cat’s life expectancy and increases your cat’s risk for diabetes and cancer. If your cat is overweight, you CAN help your cat achieve a healthy weight before it’s too late. Here are 6 reasons why your cat could have a big belly, and ways to get around them:
Has your cat been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Don’t panic. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common feline heart disease, and up to 15% of all cats may suffer from it. In fact, many cats with HCM will live long and healthy lives without ever being diagnosed or treated. However, for some cats, HCM can become a devastating disease.
73% of cat owners adopt their cats from a shelter or take them in as strays. How can you learn more about your Kitty Doe, with a secret past and long-lost family? Learn more about how cat genetics is helping improve the way we care for shelter cats.
Just like human siblings, kitty siblings sometimes love each other and other times wish they could stuff their little brother in a box and sit on top of it. No matter how well your cats get along, they can still work together to help scientists unlock the secrets of how their DNA makes them unique.