What is really in Pet Food?

Click on this link to articles on the website for the Animal Protection Institute.

Is Your Cat Overweight?

Do you know if your cat is overweight? Is your cat sluggish? Can cereal clean your cat's teeth? Want to fend off the growing epidemic of Chronic Renal Failure, Irritable Bowel Disease, Urinary Tract Disease,
Constipation and Diabetes?

For more information on feline nutrition click here for information from catinfo.org


Facts about FiV

A cat who is FiV positive can live a long and healthy life. They can also live with other cats who are FiV negative. FiV stands for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary has a number of good articles on FiV. Click FiV Info (http://www.bestfriends.org/theanimals/petcare/cats_fiv.cfm) for more information. Or go to their website at www.bestfriends.org (http://www.bestfriends.org)

Also, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine's website has a frequently asked questions article. Click on Cornell Feline Health Center (http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/resources/brochure/fiv.html) to get more information.

Toxoplasmosis

There are two high-risk groups for this disease: pregnant women and immuno-deficient individuals. However, this does not mean that people in these high-risk groups cannot keep their cats. They need to take special care in certain every-day activites, including some activities related to cat care.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has a brochure on Toxoplasmosis. Please click here. Or go to their website at http://www.avma.org/

FeLV - Feline Leukemia Virus

Feline leukemia is an incurable viral disease that is spread by cat-to-cat transfer, such as from a bite wound, during mutual grooming, and (though rarely) through the shared use of litter boxes and feeding dishes. Transmission can also take place from an infected mother cat to her kittens, either before they are born or while they are nursing.

Newer methods for treating this disease have become more readily available, including traditional and holistic approaches.

For a very informative compilation of facts relating to FeLV, please visit the Feline Leukemia Virus FAQ from Cornell University at www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/resources/brochure/felv.html