Archives for August 2007

Symptoms of Illness: Cat Spraying

Spraying within the house can be a symptom of illness. It is without a doubt a sign of some disturbance in the cat’s life that is causing it stress, and if it continues a trip to the vet is called for. If the cat seems to be physically fit after an examination, the vet may […]

Roman Cats

In Ancient Rome cats were welcomed as vermin controllers but were given no great affection. Most representations of cats in Roman art show them in workaday situations with no suggestions of reverence or mystical powers, for example, a mosaic from Pompeii shows a pigeon being attacked by a cat. The cat is shown realistically and […]

Feline Infectious Enteritis

Also known as Feline Panleukopaenia. FIE is a disease that strikes suddenly and progresses very quickly to death. If FIE is suspected, action must be taken immediately. Symptoms are diarrhea, loss of appetite, vomiting of bile, cries of pain if touched, followed lastly by total collapse. FIE affects cats of all ages and those who […]