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Cat Health

  1. Cat Bites - What Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Our sweet cats are also fierce predators that have teeth and claws and know how to use them. When it comes to cat-induced injuries, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so if your cat tends to bite and/or scratch people, please read...
  2. Salmonella In Cats - 9 Things Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Learn about the risk of salmonella infections in cats and how to reduce the chances of sickness for your cat and yourself.
  3. Alternative Treatments For Cats: How To Minimize The Risk

    For many cat owners, the promise of natural treatment for their cats sounds alluring. Medications are rightfully associated with potential risks and side effects so why not go for something natural? Wouldn't that be much safer for Kitty? A...
  4. Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Cat Health?

    We all care for our kitties and want them to be healthy, but how much do you really know about feline health? Take this fun quick test to find out!

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  5. The Cat Cone: A Complete Owner's Guide

    So, your vet suggested a cone. Confused? Scared? Not sure how your cat will deal with this? Don't worry. We're here to guide you through everything you need to know about cat cones and how to use one to help your cat get better.

    What is a cat...
  6. Litterbox Problems? Here's Why You Should Call Your Vet

    Cats are famous for being clean animals. Not only do they regularly groom their coat, they also bury their feces and urine so that predators and prey won't be able to smell their presence. This instinct is part of what makes cats such appealing...
  7. Elevated Liver Enzymes In Cats - Should You Be Worried?

    The liver is the largest internal organ in the cat (and in humans, too!) and has many important functions. You can read all about what the liver does in cats and the related potential health problems in our article Liver Disease In Cats. These...
  8. When To Spay Or Neuter A Cat?

    It's time to find out the answer to a common question we get asked on the forums: When to spay or neuter a cat?

    The answer may surprise you.

    One of the most important things we do for our cats is getting them fixed. That means spaying females...
  9. Can Cats Have Down Syndrome?

    Back in April 15, a member of TheCatSite.com started a thread about a kitten she had helped birth. The kitten had "offset eyes" and a strange forehead, she said. Her friend claimed it had Down Syndrome but she wasn't sure. She brought the...
  10. How To Save Your Cat From These 16 Life-threatening Pregnancy Risks

    Letting a cat become pregnant and have kittens may hold some appeal for some people. They may want to allow their children to witness the "miracle of life" or think they may enjoy being by their cat's side as she goes through a pregnancy and...
  11. Everything You Need To Know About Constipation In Cats

    Many cats experience some form of constipation at one or more times in their lives (not unlike many of us humans!)

    Owners often post on our forums, wondering if their cat may be constipated and asking about what they may do about it.

    That's...
  12. Fading Kitten Syndrome: 11 Things You Need To Know

    There is no gentle way to put this: During the first weeks of their lives kittens are at an increased risk of dying. Some estimates put the survival rates of newborn kittens at an average of 75%, and as every experienced rescuer knows, sometimes...
  13. Quiz: Would You Make A Good Veterinarian?

    Ever wondered if you could be the one on the other side of that stainless steel table? Can you be the one caring for sick cats, administering medication and communicating with owners? Here's a short fun quiz that will help you find out if you...
  14. Metacam For Cats: The Pros And Cons Of Meloxicam For Pain Relief

    Metacam is often discussed on our cat boards, with concerned members wondering whether it's a safe choice for their cat. This guide explores Metacam and its use in cats, including side effects and risks, so that cat owners can make an informed...
  15. 35 Signs That Your Cat May Be In Pain

    Some people will tell you that cats are good at hiding their pain. This is only partially true. Your cat cannot verbalize her pain. She can't let you know with words when it hurts, nor can she say where it hurts or what kind of pain she's...
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