Weekly Pet Quiz: Diets, CBD Oil and Behavior Problems
March 12, 2018
1 Which type of diet is recommended for cats?
My viewpoint, which I believe is also the viewpoint of the Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), is that cats do better with a moisture-rich diet. I'm a big advocate of feeding either canned food or nutritionally balanced fresh food. Learn more.
2 What is the number one medical condition in cats?
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the no. 1 medical condition in cats today. It could be linked to the FVRCP vaccine, which is why it's so important not to over-vaccinate. Learn more.
Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases
Flea Bite Dermatitis
3 What is one condition that CBD oil can help treat?
Celeste used CBD-rich hemp oil to successfully treat an emotional issue with her cat, which is wonderful, since as she points out, stress and anxiety are two huge issues all humans and animal companions deal with. And as we also know, stress leads to inflammation and chronic disease. Learn more.
4 Most cats can be transitioned to a healthier diet at any age.
The younger a kitty is when you start introducing variety into the diet, the better. It's much easier with a kitten than an adult cat, but it's not impossible. Don't buy the notion that an 8- or 9- or 10-year-old cat is just too old to be transitioned to a better diet. Learn more.
5 According to Dr. Marci, what is one of the most common feline behavior problems pet parents complain about?
"The most common complaints by far are litterbox issues. Cats are either avoiding the litterbox because there's something about it they don't like, or they're eliminating elsewhere in the home for some reason. A lot of times it's medical, so we need to rule that out first." - Dr. Marci Learn more.