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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...

Cats and FIV – Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

There are many vaccines that new cat owners are encouraged to have performed on their cat to protect against rabies, feline distemper (FPV), feline leukemia (FLV), among other cat illnesses. One vaccine is less common than the others, but...

Declawing Your Cat – It’s Something We Don’t Recommend

Living with cats, scratching is a fact of life. An ingrained, natural instinct, cats both enjoy and physically need to scratch and claw at surfaces. Unfortunately, in many situations, that need to scratch at objects collides with your furniture-...

Dealing with Cat Vomiting – Causes and Concerns

My husband loves Christmas. He loves Christmas almost to the point of pathology. One of my friends described the extent of our holiday decorations most aptly one December with the phrase, “Wow, it looks like Santa Claus exploded in...

Stopping a Cat from Scratching the Carpet

Many cat owner’s homes bear the tell tale signs that their cat loves to scratch. Oddly placed furniture (likely covering carpet that has been shredded) and throw blankets tossed here and there on nearly every piece of furniture in the living room (probably to hide the spots where the...

What is Catnip – A Special Treat for Your Cat

Catnip has a strong reputation for a plant. Considered the standard marijuana for cats, there is of course a natural controversy that stems from it use. So, what is catnip? After all, if we’re going to argue its use or disuse so vehemently, we should in fact understand it...

Feeding Diabetic Cats – Select an Appropriate Low-Carbohydrate Diet

Diabetes in cats is an increasingly recognized and diagnosed health problem. Feline diabetes most commonly occurs in cats over 7 years old, as a previously healthy cat may begin exhibiting symptoms that may indicate diabetes. Fortunately, through careful treatment and management, cats with diabetes can go on to live happy,...