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Health

Have You Checked Your Cat's Teeth Recently?

Felix the Golden Persian

Cats cannot brush their own teeth. This may seem like stating the obvious, but there are a huge number of cats out there with severe dental disease that desperately need treatment. Most owners are unaware of their cats teeth problem until either a vet checks the cats mouth, or the mouth becomes so sore and breath so foul that the owners attention is drawn to it.

Can Bladder Stones Kill Cats - Interesting Facts and Possible Solutions

Crystals

Whether or not cat bladder stones kill cats is an important question that every cat owner should have the answer to. Can cat bladder stones kill cats? The answer is a resounding yes! Do they always? The answer is resounding no. So if you have a few minutes to dedicate to the riveting attention grabbing topic of can cat bladder stones kill cats why don't we enthusiastically push on.

Persian Skin Revealed

Persian Skin

The Persian's coat is certainly one of its most exquisite characteristics -- and dare we say, often award-winning. But sometimes there can be surprises lurking beneath all that fine fur. So we invited our members to help us explore this dermatological world and share their personal experiences from the front line (no pun intended) when it comes to maintaining healthy Persian skin. We are happy to share the results of that survey along with many tips and tricks from our members.

Feline Acne

The Pros of a Probiotic

Probiotic Packet

Persian owners spend so much time caring for their kitties on the outside -- combing, bathing, and fluffing. It's easy to sometimes forget that the inside might need extra attention as well. A Persian's gastrointestinal health can become thrown out of balance from a myriad of outside factors, such as stress, allergies, diet, or parasites just to name a few. A high-quality probiotic can be effective in restoring the balance of microflora in the digestive tract.

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Health Issues in the Persian Cat: Polycystic Kidney Disease

CH Donegal’s Irish Mist (Misty)

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) is similar to Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in that it only takes one parent to pass the disease. PKD is an inherited kidney disease that passes from a genetically affected parent at a statistical rate of about 50%. It can be a relatively silent disease for many years until it manifests later in life as renal failure. Or it can strike early and unexpectedly with renal demise characterized by multiple cysts in both kidneys. This disease, like HCM, can have variable expression from cat to cat.

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