Cats

Addison’s disease in cats

Addison’s disease is an adrenal gland disorder that results in decreased production of important steroid hormones, primarily aldosterone. As a result of this disease, cats experience a variety of abnormalities that can lead to death if left untreated. It is important to recognize the signs of disease to ensure your cat receives veterinary care. What […]

Manage cats with epilepsy and/or seizures

Seizures can occur in cats and have many different causes. Identifying the underlying cause of a cat’s seizures can help you and your veterinarian find the best treatment options. However, in many cases, treating the underlying cause of the cat’s seizures may not be possible. Your cat may have an untreatable or untreatable disease or […]

What is a cat’s third eyelid?

Did you know that cats have more than two eyelids per eye? In addition to the upper and lower eyelids, there is a third eyelid that you don’t usually see. In some cases, a protruding third eyelid is actually a sign of disease or injury. What is a cat’s third eyelid? Cats and many other […]

Marijuana toxicity in cats

It is not safe for cats to consume marijuana in any form—not by gnawing on some dried flakes, inhaling secondhand smoke, snacking, or chewing the leaves of the plant. While some cat owners may think marijuana is similar to catnip, they are not at all the same. In households with marijuana, residents should be informed […]

Urine pH and Health in Cats

It is well known that the pH of a cat’s urine may be directly related to the health of its urinary tract. Is your cat at risk for crystal formation in the urinary tract that can lead to stone formation and potential urinary tract obstruction? How does its diet affect a cat’s urine pH and […]

feline cerebellar hypoplasia

Feline cerebellar hypoplasia is a neurological disorder that occurs when a cat’s brain does not develop properly in the womb. The disease is congenital, which means it is present at birth. Cats with cerebellar hypoplasia have hypoplasia of the cerebellum, the part of the brain that lies at the back of the brain just below […]

46 Egyptian Cat Names

When it comes to a culture’s affinity for cats, there’s no competition: Egypt wins. Cats appeared in ancient Egyptian art and writings thousands of years ago. In fact, the Egyptians are considered the first society to live and love domesticated cats. Cats hunted worms like rats, mice, snakes, and scorpions in Egyptian granaries and homes, […]

Feline infectious peritonitis

Feline infectious peritonitis is a viral disease of cats that is seen worldwide. Most cats infected with the virus that causes FIP never get sick, but cats with symptoms of FIP invariably die from the disease. There are two forms of the disease: wet and dry. They are equally difficult to diagnose. What is FIP? […]

Arthritis in cats

Just like humans, cats develop arthritis as they age. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage between bones degrades. This makes the joint less flexible, leading to stiffness and pain. Until recently, it was thought that cats were less likely to develop arthritis. We now know that they are also affected by the disease. While dogs with […]

Advanced Cat Health: When to See the Veterinarian?

Geriatric cats have conditions that require immediate attention. Knowing how to recognize clinical symptoms early can hopefully lead to rapid diagnosis and immediate treatment. Cats are considered elderly at the age of seven. At this point, you may see some physical and behavioral changes. It is not uncommon for them to develop vision and hearing […]

How many litters can a cat have in a year?

Oops, you missed the magic age of spaying your female cat, now she’s pregnant. do not worry. As a responsible pet owner, you can choose to support her during pregnancy, find good housing for the kitten, and then spay the kitten as soon as it is weaned, or you can take her to the veterinarian […]

Cat Safety Ant Control

Ants are nuisance pests, and keeping them out of your home can be difficult, especially during spring and summer. From eating to crawling into the bathroom, having bugs around is so unpleasant that most people run off to find ant killers. However, if you have a cat, the usual ant control methods can be dangerous […]

Treating Mastitis in Cats

Mastitis in cats is no different from mastitis in other animals. This is a painful condition that some unneutered female cats experience. If you think your cat is having this painful problem, you should relieve it as soon as possible. What is mastitis? Inflammation of the breasts, called mastitis, can occur in any animal that […]

Cystitis in cats

Cystitis can be a serious problem for cats and should not be ignored. Long-term management and short-term treatment of cystitis are available for your cat, but cat owners must be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of this urinary problem. Knowing what to look for can help you get the help your cat needs. […]

Reasons Your Cat May Be Stressed

Stress and anxiety can adversely affect a person’s health. Stress in cats works in much the same way. Not only does it exacerbate existing physical conditions, but it can lead to many issues that are often considered behavioral, such as litter box avoidance, aggressive behavior, or depression and withdrawal. When behavioral problems crop up, savvy […]

Cats and mice: potential disease and other dangers

Has your cat ever caught a mouse? Cats love to hunt small prey and often bring home the catch. Sometimes they eat their prey, and sometimes they leave it to you as a “gift”. As disturbing as it may feel, this is perfectly normal feline behavior. However, rodents pose a risk to cats that hunt […]

What is a cat skin tag?

Cats can get skin tags just like people. Fortunately, most skin tags are nothing to worry about. However, it’s important to understand what a skin tag is and how to differentiate it from other types of skin growths. What is a cat skin tag? Skin tags are fleshy patches of skin that can appear anywhere […]

How to breastfeed a newborn kitten

To ensure the survival of newborn kittens, adequate nutrition must be provided. However, sometimes a mother cat is sick and can’t care for her kittens, or she’s estranged from a kitten because of an injury or disability. In these cases, you will need to step in and play the role of the female cat. This […]

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