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How Can I Tell if my Cat is Sick?

Cats are many things. Some are energetic, playful and loving. Others are lazy, grumpy and aloof. One thing that most cats are not, however, is complainers. What that means is that they don’t necessarily whine over every little ache...

Cat Health Concerns

If you are thinking about getting a cat, or already have one, it is important to be familiar with some major cat health concerns. By being educated about common feline health problems, you can help to ensure your furry...

Why Do Cats Purr – Is it a Sign of Affection?

Most pet owners love the soft sound of their cat purring. What is better than feeling the muted vibration of your cat’s body as he expresses his contentment at your petting him or scratching behind his ears? Many think...

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

As your cat ages, there are many common health problems that can begin to manifest themselves. Feline Hyperthyroidism is both a common and serious health problem that can occur in cats, but thankfully with proper diagnosis and treatment, affected...

Constipation in Cats – Difficulty with Bowel Movements

Constipation can be defined as an abnormal accumulation of feces resulting in difficult bowel movements. This may result in reduced frequency or absence of defecation. The feces are retained in the large intestine or colon. Since one of the...

Cat Vomiting – Regurgitation of Food and Liquids

Vomiting describes the expulsion of food from the stomach. It may be related to disorders of the stomach but is a clinical sign that can occur with many diseases and problems. It is not a specific disease or diagnosis...

Caring for a Sick Cat

When Amy Hall noticed that her cat was eating less and sleeping more than usual, she attributed the changes to nothing more than a mood swing. Eventually, the cat stopped eating altogether. She gave it a couple of days...

Dermatophytosis in Cats – A Fungal Infection

Dermatophytosis is a fungal infection affecting the superficial layer of the epidermis and of skin keratinized adnexa (i.e. nails and hairs), which is caused by a group of fungi referred to as “dermatophytes”. The fungal group responsible for dermatophytosis...

Lyme Disease and Cats – Borrelia burgdorferi

Lyme disease is a bacterial disease that is caused by a cork-screw shaped bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi. The disease is usually carried by the Ixodes variety of ticks which are usually found in wooded and grassy areas. This disease...

High Blood Pressure in Cats – Possible Kidney Problem

Systemic hypertension (or systemic high blood pressure) is a quite common disorder in humans, but it is infrequently diagnosed in veterinary practice. This is probably due to the difficulties associated with measuring blood pressure in pets, rather than to...

Constipation in Cats – Difficulty with Bowel Movements

Constipation can be defined as an abnormal accumulation of feces resulting in difficult bowel movements. This may result in reduced frequency or absence of defecation. The feces are retained in the large intestine or colon. Since one of the functions of the colon is water absorption, the retained feces...

100 Bits of Cat Facts, Trivia and Fun

A cat can always detect a person in the room with an animal hair allergy - and will promptly sit on that person’s lap. Cats never belittle themselves by begging like dogs, they merely stare at you from a dignified distance until you give in. Small spaces are often described by...

Should Cats Drink Milk – Depends if your Cat is Lactose Intolerant

In the movies, cats love a bowl of cold milk. In the real world, giving a cat milk can do more harm than good. While milk might seem like a natural choice for your cat, the truth is that cow’s milk offers no nutritional value for cats, and it can...