Stomatitis in Cats

Your RagaMuffin Kitten’s Dental Health

Stomatitis in cats is a painful condition where the soft tissues in the kitty’s mouth become irritated and inflamed.  It can get so severe that your poor kitty is literally drooling blood.  Stomatitis can affect the cat’s gums, tongue cheek, tongue, and palate. Cats can also get caudal stomatitis.  This is a severe type where the area in the throat is affected and it can be a life-threatening condition.  If the inflammation is severe, it is so painful to your kitty that he or she will not/cannot eat.  (more…)

Should You Purchase Insurance for Your RagaMuffin Kittens?

Pet Insurance and Your RagaMuffin Kittens

 

pet insurance for your ragamuffinRagaMuffin owners, like most pet owners, are devoted to their pets and want to ensure that they get the best veterinary care possible.  There are times when an emergency can occur and the cost of ensuring your RagaMuffin kittens are protected can be prohibitive.  Like most pet owners, RagaMuffin cat owners would mortgage their house to make sure that their babies get the best care possible.  This is when pet insurance can be a lifesaver.

Thankfully, insurance can help with vet bills.  The younger your RagaMuffin kitten is when you purchase insurance, the less costly it will be.  There is an excellent guide to lots of information about insurance for your RagaMuffin that can be found at https://www.consumersadvocate.org/pet-insurance.  Take a look at the article as you are getting ready to bring your new RagaMuffin home so that you can be prepared for all your kitten’s needs.  The article is well researched and hopefully will answer any questions about insurance for your RagaMuffin that you have.

Hairballs

Hairballs and Your RagaMuffin Cat

 

ragamuffin catJust about everyone that has the pleasure of having one or more felines in their lives has experienced hairballs.  Usually, your RagaMuffin cat will feel the need to expel the hairball by vomiting it up either on or right next to your bed at 2 a.m.  If the hacking up of the hairball did not wake you up, you might have the pleasure of stepping out of bed into the hairy mess.

Some cats prefer to wait until you are awake, so they can ensure you see them hacking up the hairball.  They will then run from the tiled kitchen floor and head straight to the Oriental rug, which makes a much more inviting place for them to vomit up the hairball. (more…)

Picky RagaMuffin Kittens Eaters

 

Dealing with Finicky RagaMuffin Kittens and Rotation Diets

Many of us talk about our finicky felines and what picky eaters cats are.  While cats do have a reputation for being finicky, it is likely that we have contributed to causing such finicky behavior.

 

Rule Out Medical Cause

finicky ragamuffin kittensIf you have finicky RagaMuffin kittens, the first thing to do is rule out any potential medical issue.  You should make sure the gums of the RagaMuffin cat are not causing pain when eating.  This is usually very apparent because a  cat with gum disease will jump suddenly when eating and run away from the food bowl.  Usually, other causes of picky eating that are related to a medical issue will come on suddenly.  This is not the same as a cat who wants you to open five different flavors before they will lick a little and walk away. (more…)

Urine Stains and Odors Caused by Your RagaMuffin Kitty

Removal of Cat Urine Stains and Odors Caused by Your RagaMuffin

 

First Remove the Cat Urine Stain

 

cat urine stains ragamuffin kittensAll cats, including RagaMuffin kittens and RagaMuffin cats, can have accidents that leave cat urine stains or vomit stains and odor behind.  It is very important to remove the stain as soon as you discover the spot, especially if it is urine, because you want to prevent your RagaMuffin Cats and RagaMuffin kittens from going back to the same spot and repeating the unwanted behavior.  There are some products that work against both stain and odor at the same time, but there are some useful home remedies for removal of odor that can actually “set” the stain.  An example of this is using vinegar.  Vinegar is used when making colored Easter eggs or tied-dyed shirts in order to set the color.  You sure do not want to use it to set the cat urine stain.  Another thing to avoid is any type of steam cleaning, as this has the tendency to set the stain as well. (more…)