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  1. 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...
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  2. A Feline Diabetes Story

    Toby was adopted from the Humane Society in Evansville, Indiana. Returned. Adopted. Returned. Meanwhile, Mary Beth Foster's friend decided...
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  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...
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  4. Anti-anxiety Medication For Cats

    When cat owners face behavior problems, such as litter-box avoidance or aggression, changes to the cat’s routine and various training techniques...
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  5. Are Otc Medications Safe For Your Cat?

    Many of us regularly consume OTC drugs to treat minor aches and pains, colds, wounds or even mood problems. Our medicine cabinets are filled with...
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  6. Arthritis And Joint Pain In Cats

    “One day, I noticed Callie was "gimpy", walking with a catch in her getalong, not jumping on the counter to get water from the sink or up on the...
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  7. Asthmatic Cats

    What is Asthma?When you breathe, air follows a natural pathway to the lungs and after adding oxygen to the blood, comes back out in an exhale. For...
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  8. Bone Fractures In Cats

    Cats are agile, intelligent and active and as we all know, their curiosity can get them into trouble. Injuries are not uncommon with cats,...
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  9. Can Cats Have Down Syndrome? (a Definitive Answer And Pictures Too!)

    Are you curious about Down Syndrome in cats? Wondering if it even exists and whether cats like Lil Bub, Grumpy Cat or Monty have it? We have...
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  10. Can Cats Manage Without Their Teeth?

    For modern humans, teeth seem to be essential. We chew with our teeth and without them would need a radical change of diet. We use them to speak,...
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  11. Cat Bites - What Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Cat Bites - What Every Cat Owner Needs To KnowOur sweet cats are also fierce predators that have teeth and claws and know how to use them. When it...
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  12. Cat Blood Test Results Explained

    Cat Blood Test Results ExplainedKitty recently had a blood test? Are you wondering about the results? Can't make sense of the various...
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  13. Cat Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is defined as recurrent seizures disorder. Epilepsy can be congenital and idiopathic – that means there is no other reason for it except...
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  14. Cat Fleas

    Fleas - if your cat ever goes outdoors or comes in contact with animals that do, you are probably familiar with these pests. Given the right...
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  15. Cat Health Care Abc

    The care of your cat includes her health concerns. One way you can help her live a long and happy life is to talk openly with your veterinarian...
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  16. Cat Pregnancy

    Before we go into the intricacies of cat pregnancy and birth - please don't forget to spay and neuter your cats in time, to prevent unwanted...
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  17. Cat Vaccinations: A Quick & Useful Guide

    “Vaccines are divided into core and non-core. A core vaccine is one everybody should get. Non-core vaccines are for exposed or at risk cats,” says...
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  18. Cat Vet Checkup - What To Expect

    Your vet is your ally in providing the best possible care for your cat. He or she is there for more than emergencies though. The annual cat vet...
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  19. Do Indoor-only Cats Need Rabies Shots?

    Rabies is the deadliest infectious disease known to man: Once symptoms set in, the victim - human or feline - will suffer an excruciating death....
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  20. Ear Mites In Cats

    What are Ear Mites?Mites are microscopic white insects that might be found on a cat's skin or inside its ears. Ear mites are a specific kind of...
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  21. 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...
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  22. 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...
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  23. Eye Infections In Cats

    Cats are prone to eye infections at any age. Crowded conditions can easily spread infections from one cat to another. The most common cause can be...
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  24. Eye Problems In Cats: What Every Owner Needs To Know

    A cat's eyes are more than a window to the feline soul. The eyes are amazingly intricate organs that provide our little predator with critical...
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  25. Fading Kitten Syndrome: 11 Things You Need To Know

    Raising a newborn kitten? Worried about fading kitten syndrome? Unfortunately, you should be. Fading Kitten Syndrome: 11 Things You Need To Know...
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  26. Feline Acne

    In most cases, you can just monitor the situation and the acne will go away on its own or at least, not get any worse. As teenagers are told, the...
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  27. Feline Distemper - Panleukopenia

    What is Feline Distemper (Feline Panleukopenia)?Feline Panleukopenia is a serious infectious disease. It is relatively common in unvaccinated cats...
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  28. Feline Herpes And Rhinotracheitis

    Feline Herpes OverviewHerpesviridae is the name given to a fairly large family of viruses. Some of these cause diseases in humans (such as...
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  29. Feline Hyperesthesia

    Feline Hyperesthesia is an elusive disorder. Difficult to diagnose and with symptoms varying from one case to another, this syndrome often baffles...
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  30. Feline Idiopathic Cystitis - How To Improve Your Cat's Quality Of Life

    What Is Feline Idiopathic Cystitis?Idiopathic Cystitis literally means: bladder inflammation without a known cause. It is a common affliction in...
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  31. Feline Leukemia Virus (felv)

    What is FeLV?Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) not only causes leukemia (blood cell cancer), as its name implies. This virus is in fact responsible for...
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  32. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (flutd)

    What is FLUTD?Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is the name given to a complex of urologic medical conditions in cats including Cystitis...
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  33. Fip In Cats

    What is FIP?Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a serious viral disease and is almost always fatal. A specific virus of the Corona group is...
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  34. First Aid For Cats

    If there could be one thing you could do to save your cat's life in an emergency, would you? 53% of cat people say they would be willing to give...
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  35. Fiv In Cats

    What is FIV?FIV was first discovered in California in 1986. Its similarity to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus - also known as AIDS) caused great...
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  36. Flat Chested Kitten (fck)

    Flat Chested Kitten Syndrome is a deformity of a kitten's ribs and sternum (breastbone). The medical term for this is Pectus Excavatum and it is...
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  37. Giardia And Giardiasis In Cats

    If your cat has recently been diagnosed with Giardia, or even if you just suspect he or she might have it, you're probably fraught with questions....
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  38. Gingivitis And Stomatitis In Cats

    What is Feline Gingivitis?Gingivitis simply means an inflammation of the gums (Ginga in Latin). Food debris and bacteria accumulate on the teeth...
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  39. Health Concerns In Aging Cats

    It doesn't matter whether the cat joined your life as a lively kitten or was adopted as a senior cat, once she or he hit their golden years, you...
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  40. Health Issues In Tails

    About our Cats' TailsThe tail is an important part of your cat. Physically, it serves to enhance the cat's balance and agility. It is also a tool...
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  41. Heart Disease In Cats

    Heart disease - it’s a silent threat. Symptoms don’t show early on so it’s hard to know there’s a problem until it’s advanced. This is especially...
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  42. Featured

    Heartworm In Cats: An Owner's Guide

    Have you heard the term "heartworm" before? Sounds awful, doesn't it? If you're worried that this might be affecting your cat's health, you're not...
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  43. Help! My Cat Is Having Kittens!

    "Help! My cat is having kittens, and I think there's a problem!" When we get that title to a thread, it's usually accompanied by several more...
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  44. Homemade Flea Remedies For Cats

    Fleas - they’re almost too tiny to see, multiply like crazy, and can live way too long as far as people and cats are concerned. They can come into...
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  45. How Can I Give A Pill To My Cat

    How Can I Give A Pill To My CatOne of the questions often asked on our cat forums is, how can I give a pill to my cat? Unless you find a...
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  46. How Do I Know When My Cat Will Give Birth?

    So, you have a very pregnant cat on your hands and you have everything that you need for the birth ready. Now, how to tell when the kittens are...
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  47. How Much Does It Cost To Get A Cat Fixed

    How Much Does It Cost To Get a Cat FixedThinking about getting your adorable new kitten fixed but worried about the cost? We’re here to answer...
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  48. How To Choose The Best Veterinarian For My Cat?

    Your choice of a veterinarian is an extremely important decision that could profoundly affect the quality of care that your cat receives. So how...
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  49. 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...
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  50. How To Talk To Your Vet

    Vets bustle in and out of the exam room, talk about symptoms and prescriptions and rarely have time to really explain or listen to your concerns....
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