13 facts about cats that you did not know
Cats are probably the most mysterious creatures in the world. And if their behavior at home is usually quite understandable, the unpredictability factor still remains. Even if it seems to…

Continue reading →

Advantages of the combined food in the diet of adult cats
The average life span of a street cat is 6–7 years. A domestic cat is less susceptible to negative environmental factors that reduce its life expectancy, and with a favorable…

Continue reading →

Interesting facts from the life of cats
1. Cat purring is similar to treating people with acoustic vibrations and can help slow osteoporosis and even restore bone growth in the elderly. 2. The mustache helps the cat…

Continue reading →

Wool in the cat’s stomach

The skin and its covers are a natural protective barrier that protects the cat from the negative impact of environmental factors. In addition to the protective, the skin performs thermoregulatory, excretory and receptor functions. In addition, many metabolic processes occur in the skin, which in one way or another are reflected in the work of all body systems.
What does “cat with sensitive skin” mean?
Not surprisingly, general ill health and metabolic imbalances often manifest themselves in the deterioration of the quality of the skin. Pets prone to such problems are called “animals with sensitive skin.” To ensure normal metabolism and maintain healthy skin and coat of cats with sensitive skin, you should pay particular attention to their diet.

It should have the following characteristics:

• A sufficient content of vitamin A and zinc, contributing to better skin regeneration, is necessary for the synthesis of collagen.

• High content of special fatty acids (omega-3 and omega-6) reduces skin inflammation, improves the quality of wool.

• High content of antioxidants (vitamins E and C) enhances the protection of skin cells from the harmful effects of free radicals.

• High protein content to ensure regenerative processes.

Why are lumps of wool formed in the stomach?
Cats are very clean and spend much of their leisure time licking wool. In the process of “washing”, they swallow a significant amount of hairs, which can later lead to the formation of hair lumps (trichobezoar) and, as a result, disruption of the intestine. Such disorders can manifest themselves as regurgitation of lumps of wool, delivering only aesthetic discomfort to the host, and can also lead to serious life-threatening pathologies.

More than half of the cats (56%) in the digestive tract form hairballs, but, of course, this problem is most acutely affected by long-haired cats.
How to feed such cats?
PRO PLAN® Derma Plus is optimally balanced especially for animals with sensitive skin and meets all of the above requirements. As a source of protein, it contains meat of salmon, which provides excellent taste of food and additionally fills the diet with essential fatty acids. In animals, on an ongoing basis, using properly balanced feed, the quality of the skin is significantly improved, molting is normalized.

Thus, the high content of insoluble dietary fiber in PRO PLAN® Derma Plus contributes to the natural removal of wool from the gastrointestinal tract and prevents the formation of hair lumps in the stomach. PRO PLAN® Derma Plus in just 14 days reduces the accumulation of hairballs, which makes this food especially attractive for owners of cats with long hair.

Emergency help for cat diseases and injuries.
The life of a domestic cat is full of comfort, warmth and care on the part of the owner and seemingly cloudless, but at the same time the existence of…

...

Feeding cats with natural food
Despite the presence in the sale of a large number of specialized feeds designed for different age categories, the question of feeding cats with “natural” feeds remains topical (if only…

...

Kitten food
At first, the kitten is completely dependent on the mother cat: she feeds him with her milk, providing immunity, licking, and teaching the necessary skills. But starting from 2 months,…

...

What vaccinations do kittens need?
In the first weeks of a kitten’s life, mother-cat takes care of its immunity. But after weaning from his mother, his natural protection weakens and needs additional support. What does…

...