The Pros of a Probiotic

Probiotic Packet

Persian owners spend so much time caring for their kitties on the outside -- combing, bathing, and fluffing. It's easy to sometimes forget that the inside might need extra attention as well. A Persian's gastrointestinal health can become thrown out of balance from a myriad of outside factors, such as stress, allergies, diet, or parasites just to name a few. A high-quality probiotic can be effective in restoring the balance of microflora in the digestive tract.

Do any of the following apply to your Persian?

Never Ignore Lethargy in Your Persian Cat

Persian Kitten

Most cats have plenty of energy to spare. If you notice that your cat isn't being as energetic as usual, then it may mean that something is wrong with him. Feline lethargy is characterized by general listlessness and inactivity, with some not responding to lights or sounds like usual. It can be brought on by various health conditions. The following are some of the most common causes.



Feline Household Dangers

Household Dangers

Every year hundreds of cats are killed, or become ill or injured due to accidents in the home. These can occur many ways - from overlooked household poisons and hazards to well-meaning owners unknowingly administering or feeding something harmful to their cat. To be aware of the risks and remove all the potential hazards will greatly decrease the odds of a home accident. However, no one could foresee every danger and no matter how diligent, accidents can occur.


Plants Toxic to Cats

Plants Toxic to Cats

Consumption of the following plants can result in regurgitation, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain.

(Please note there are others not included in this list, so always do your own additional research before bringing flora and fauna into your home!)

  • Dieffenbachia/dumbcane
  • Lilly of the valley
  • Mistletoe
  • Mushrooms
  • Morning glory
  • Oleander
  • Philodendron
  • Poinsettia
  • Rhubarb
  • Tomato vines


Milk Warning


There are very mixed reviews about cats and milk. Cats usually will drink milk, but it may not be the best substance for their digestive systems. Many cats are actually lactose intolerant. So giving milk to your cat may result in him/her having an upset stomach or diarrhea.

An alternative is a product called Cat Sip. It's a milk product made for cats, so your cat should be able to digest it easily. You can pick up Cat-Sip (or other products like it) at your supermarket in the cat-treat section. It looks like a little juice box.



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