First Aid Tips for Cats

Blue Cross shares first aid and life-saving tips for cat guardians this summer As a cat guardian, one of the scariest things can be if you witness your pet getting hurt. There are many situations where cats may need quick-thinking first aid before you are able to get to a vet. This can be particularly…

via First Aid Tips for Cat Guardians that could save a Kittie’s Life this Summer by Blue Cross — Katzenworld

Cleaning products can kill pets

Hi everyone, Today we’ve got an important message from our friends over at the PDSA in regards to cleaning products. Just like many of you we too like our place clean and tidy but often people forget that certain cleaning products can be more than just a little harmful to our fur friends… That’s why…

via Cleaning products can kill pets, warns PDSA — Katzenworld

Feline Diabetes

The feline diabetes crisis: how can owners tackle this worrying trend? By Rachel Mulheron, helpucover There’s no doubt about it – the UK is a nation of cat lovers with the latest statistics estimating that there are around 7.5 million cats as household pets and this figure is rising every year. It is estimated that…

via The feline diabetes crisis: How can owners tackle this worrying trend? — Katzenworld

Vet Costs for Pets

You’ve just adopted a new puppy or kitten and you take it to the vet’s office for a first appointment. Would you expect your veterinarian to spend time talking to you about the financial burden of future veterinary care if your pet gets sick or injured over the course of its lifetime? Many pet owners […]

via How the Cost of Veterinary Care Impacts Pets, Clients

Caring For Your Cat’s Eyes

Your cat’s eyes function in the same way that your own do and are made up of the same components including Cornea, the transparent outer covering of the eye Pupil, the circular membrane in the center of the eye that lets light from the environment enter the eye Iris, the pigmented membrane that surrounds the pupil…

via Caring For Your Cat’s Eyes — Katzenworld

Nutramax Cosequin Plus MSM

20170511_180913Saphera loved Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement. They are about the size and shape of rolos (see below). There were 60 in the bag, and while they are similar to the other treats that help with joints, I will probably by them again.

20170511_181235We chose to test these because Saphera has been moving with difficulty and we know that Cosequin plays an important role in maintaining joint function, which is crucial to mobility.  She has been displaying several of the warning signs for joint breakdowm:

  • Lower activity level
  • Difficulty sitting or standing
  • Stiff or uncomfortable when moving
  • Trouble getting up or down stairs
  • Decreased interest in interacting with toys, other animals or even you

Plus, Cosequin protects existing cartilage from breakdown and Nutramax Cosequin Maximum Strength (DS) Plus MSM Soft Chews Joint Health Dog Supplement is made in the USA…. We believe this ensures better quality, plus we liked the key benefits, which Nutramax listed:20170511_181102

Key Benefits

  • Cosequin maximum strength with MSM contains glucosamine and chondroitin for mobility, cartilage and joint support, as well as omega-3’s for a healthy skin and coat
  • Supports cartilage production and protects existing cartilage from breakdown
  • Use Cosequin to help your pet be healthy to climb stairs, rise, and jump
  • #1 veterinarian brand for joint support
  • Moist and tasty soft chews that your pup will love
Disclaimer: As members of Chewy‘s Blogger Outreach Program, we received product for free in exchange for our fair and honest review. Chewy is not responsible for the contents of this post. Saphera only shares products and information that she believes are of interest to readers. 

Chewy revamped their website so you can get supplies for your fur-babies and non-furry pets, too. Chewy always has great prices, and a wide selection of products, plus they provide speedy free shipping for orders of $49.00 or more. They also have reasonable shipping rates for smaller orders. You can set up an auto ship so you never run out of your pets favorites (you can skip, cancel or delay these, too – Chewy’s customer Service is tops).

Cats’ Hyperthyroidism Insights

One of the more perplexing feline health issues seen by veterinarians is the growing epidemic of hyperthyroidism (overproduction of thyroid hormone) seen in cats in the past few decades…a condition rarely seen by vets as recently as the early 1970s. A new article in the New York Times sheds some light on this veterinary mystery…and […]

via Thyroid Disease in Cats Linked to Chemical Found in Our Homes — FACE Foundation