Addison’s disease in cats

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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 … Read more

Manage cats with epilepsy and/or seizures

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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 … Read more

What is a cat’s third eyelid?

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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 … Read more

feline cerebellar hypoplasia

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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 … Read more

46 Egyptian Cat Names

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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, … Read more

Feline infectious peritonitis

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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? … Read more

Arthritis in cats

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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 … Read more

Advanced Cat Health: When to See the Veterinarian?

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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 … Read more

Treating Mastitis in Cats

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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 … Read more

Cystitis in cats

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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. … Read more

Reasons Your Cat May Be Stressed

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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 … Read more

Cats and mice: potential disease and other dangers

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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 … Read more

What is a cat skin tag?

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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 … Read more