Cat Health Care

What is Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesion (FORL)?

Within each of a cat’s teeth is a chamber (root canal) that contains tissue made up of blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves. This tissue, which communicates with the rest of the animal’s body, is surrounded by a bony substance called dentin, which accounts for the bulk of the tooth’s structure. In a condition known as a tooth resorption –formerly referred to as feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion (FORL) or cervical line lesion—the dentin in a single tooth (or several simultaneously)

What is Feline Obesity? How to measure it?

Body weight that is 20 percent or more above normal weight—is the most frequently observed nutritional disorder among domestic cats. Its clinical signs are clearly apparent and, when observed, should be taken seriously and addressed without delay. Obesity will certainly inhibit a cat’s normal penchant for physical activity and surely compromise its quality of life. Significant overweight can also exacerbate several serious disorders. Among the conditions potentially aggravated by overweight are osteoarthritis, which is characterized by the erosion of cartilage, the

Protect your cats against Heartworms

Before discussing the Heartworms treatment options, it is very important to understand more about the heartworm disease, its life cycle and how it gets transmitted to cats. Contrary to common belief, indoor cats are also susceptible to getting heartworm disease; in fact nearly one-third cats suffering from the disease are indoor only cats. Let’s start with learning about heartworm disease. What is Heartworm disease? Heartworms, in general, are blood-borne parasites (named Dirofilaria Immitis) that reside in the heart or adjoining large blood