Cats are prone to eye infections at any age. Crowded conditions can easily spread infections from one cat to another. The most common cause can be bacteria, fungus or a virus.Younger cats are more likely to get Chlamydia and Mycoplasma which are bacterial. Calicivirus is another common cause – it’s viral. Immune systems in young
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Russian Blues have vivid green eyes. Photo: iStock.com/Liudmila Anufrieva 1. Key Characteristics Weight: 10–14 pounds Life Expectancy: 15–20 years The Russian Blue is a medium-sized, graceful cat with a blue coat and beautiful green eyes. The short coat has silver-tipped blue fur, and the cats’ deep, vivid emerald eyes are quite piercing. Large, flared ears flank the wedge-shaped
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“How can I tell if my cat is pregnant?” Unfortunately, it’s a question we get quite often in the Care for Pregnant Cats and Kittens forum. It is unfortunate because if it’s your cat, you should spay her at 4-5 months of age and not have to ask whether or not she’s pregnant. There are
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While there are no hard statistics about senior cats in shelters, we know anecdotally that senior cats spend a longer time in shelters than younger cats. Many end up there because they’ve been given up by their family or their guardian has passed away. Why Adopt a Senior Cat? Cats are considered senior between the
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How to Get Your Puppy Used to Their Name If this the first time your dog has had a name, it may take a while for them to learn their identity. Here’s how to train a puppy to know their name: Start by using the name in general situations, but don’t say it excessively. Next,
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Fleas – they’re almost too tiny to see, multiply like crazy, and can live way too long as far as people and cats are concerned. They can come into the yard on a squirrel, into the house on the dog or even hitch a ride on a human. It makes for a miserable situation all
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A Oregon woman is crediting her cat with detecting her breast cancer early. Michelle Pearson told KXAN that her black-and-white rescue feline Mia could seemingly sense something wasn’t right. Get push notifications with news, features, and more. + Follow Following You’ll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications. “All of a
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They’re usually relegated to groomsmen and prom dates, but there’s probably a tuxedo in your room or on your friend’s couch right now. Yes, we’re talking about the best-suited felines, tuxedo cats. Famous tuxies include Felix and Sylvester the Cat. There was at least one tuxedo First Cat, President Clinton’s family cat, Socks. Dr. Seuss’ The
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