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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...

What Causes Diabetes in Cats?

For many years, veterinarians have known that obesity in cats seemed to make the obese patient more likely to get diabetes. In fact, most of us thought that overweight actually caused diabetes. Today, I do not believe excess pounds...

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...

Feeding Cats Canned Cat Food

We have all heard that “you are what you eat”. When it comes to cats and cat food, this statement has never been truer. Because cats have very specific nutritional needs, it is important to take a careful look...

Best Food for Nursing and Weaning Kittens and Puppies

Today, it cannot be taken for granted that mothers milk is best for nursing kittens and puppies. Unless your kitten or puppy’s mother was healthy before, during and after pregnancy, it is very likely the litter will suffer from personality disorders, that they will be susceptible to a wide...

Types of Cat Litter – Clumping and Non Clumping

A new cat owner is faced with a series of choices concerning products for his new pet. Which vet should he use? What type of cat food is best? What type of flea prevention is most effective? Another choice that provides an overwhelming number of options is types of...

Buying a Purebred Cat – What you Need to Know

Cat lovers spend a great deal of time considering their choice when they decide to bring home a new cat. Some people bring home every stray under the sun while others look around and decide exactly what cat will bring them the most joy. Buying a purebred cat is...