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  1. How To Tell If My Cat Is Pregnant?

    "How can I tell if my cat is pregnant?" Unfortunately, it's a question we get quite often in the Care for Pregnant Cats and Kittens forum. It is...
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  2. How To Treat - And Prevent - Hairballs In Cats

    What are Hairballs?If you ever stepped on one barefoot, you probably know… Hairballs are not really ball shaped, but rather sausage-like wads of...
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  3. How To Treat Fleas In Young Kittens

    Getting rid of fleas is hard to do anytime but kittens present a whole different problem than cats. Their little bodies can’t withstand medicines...
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  4. Identifying Common Ailments In Cats Adopted From Animal Shelters And Rescue Groups

    Cats that come from rescue groups and animal shelters are more likely to have relatively minor illnesses that if untreated can become serious....
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  5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Cats

    "Please help my IBD Kitty!" the call often comes up in our Cat Health forum. For example, in this post TCS member bentley2013 writes, "I'm so...
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  6. Introduction To Feline Diabetes

    What Is Feline Diabetes?When a cat ingests food, the digestive system breaks down that food and then converts part of it to glucose, which enters...
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  7. Leaving Your Cat At The Vet's Clinic

    Leaving your beloved Kitty for an overnight stay at a veterinary clinic can be an extremely emotional experience. As one of our cat forum's...
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  8. 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...
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  9. Liver Disease In Cats

    Most owners think of cats as resilient creatures and don't think much of some vomiting or increase in sleep time. Add to that the fact that cats...
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  10. Living With Cat Allergy

    It’s the perfect picture. A cat owner is sitting on a chair with their cat curled up in their lap. Unfortunately, a closer look reveals the...
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  11. Living With Feline Cancer

    Cancer. It doesn't matter which kind, how many treatments are available or what the odds are. Once you've heard the word, everything changes. What...
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  12. 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...
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  13. No Money For Vet Care? How To Find Help And Save Your Cat's Life

    Veterinary care for your cat can be very expensive with bills running in the hundreds and sometimes even the thousands of dollars. Owners are...
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  14. Nutritional Supplements: Does Your Cat Really Need Them?

    Nutritional supplements for pets seem to be everywhere these days and there are many products made specifically for cats. There is also a large...
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  15. Obesity In Cats

    When we agreed to adopt Scully, I can honestly say that we did not know what to expect. We knew that he was ‘on the large side’ physically, but we...
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  16. Ocular (eye) Herpes In Cats

    You may have heard of herpes disease in humans but did you know that there is also a cat version of Herpes? This tricky virus usually attacks the...
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  17. Pilling Cats: Must-know Tips For Hiding Pills

    Some cat people are "naturals" at pilling cats. It is a real and rare talent. These people can nonchalantly walk by any cat, quickly open said...
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  18. Post-birth Complications In Cats

    Dealing with feline pregnancy can be challenging in its own right, but it's only the beginning. The real challenge often comes after the birth....
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  19. Pregnancy And Delivery In Cats

    Pregnancy And Delivery In CatsCats can usually go through pregnancy and labor without too many problems. However, if the cat is under a year old,...
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  20. Pregnant Cat? What To Prepare For The Birth

    So you know your cat is pregnant. This means she's actually going to have kittens and you need to be there for her for the delivery. Cats make...
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  21. Premature Kittens

    Discovering an orphaned or abandoned kitten, and deciding to hand-raise the little one can be a rewarding, yet daunting undertaking. Finding out...
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  22. 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...
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  23. 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...
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  24. Rabies: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Cat

    What is RabiesRabies has a diabolical reputation, evoking age-old images of infected animals, usually dogs, foaming at the mouth and viciously...
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  25. Ringworm In Cats: How To Win The Fight

    What Is Ringworm?Ringworm is a common name for a fungal infection of the skin. Microsporum Canis is the name of the chief fungus responsible for...
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  26. Ringworm Infestation In Cats: The Housecleaning Regime

    [ATTACH]Ringworm is a common fungal infection in pets and humans. Take a few minutes to read our ringworm guide, which provides useful information...
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  27. 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.
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  28. Seizures In Cats

    [IMG]The reason for seizures can be hard to find whether in people or cats. Blood tests can help pinpoint the cause but not always. It takes good...
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  29. Should I Give My Cat Probiotics?

    Should I Give My Cat Probiotics? Just what is a probiotic? When feline (and human) health is concerned, Probiotics is the name given to a group of...
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  30. Skin Conditions In Cats

    [ATTACH] The skin is the largest organ a body has and that goes for cats as well as humans. The skin can be directly affected by disease and...
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  31. Spaying And Neutering - What To Ask Before The Surgery

    Every pet owner hears about the benefits of spaying or neutering a pet but many people don’t know just what to ask when they make the appointment....
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  32. Spaying And Neutering - What To Look For After Surgery

    Are you about to have your female cat spayed or your male cat neutered? Congratulations on being a responsible cat owner! These are routine...
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  33. Special Needs Cats: Cerebellar Hypoplasia

    Why would someone adopt a cat who cannot walk, climb into a litter box or hear? That’s easy—the cat was a gift - from Princess, the Mama Cat....
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  34. The 4 Most Common Worms That Can Make Your Cat Sick

    Worms? Yikes! Especially if you get to see your cat vomiting a pile of squirming worms, or if you find them in your litterbox. Yes, it's...
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  35. The Cat Cone: A Complete Owner's Guide

    The Cat Cone: A Complete Owner's GuideSo, your vet suggested a cone. Confused? Scared? Not sure how your cat will deal with this? Don't worry....
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  36. The Healthy Cat: Eight Things You Should Check

    [IMG]Very often, merely looking at a cat will tell you quite a lot about its overall health. It is important to know the things one should observe...
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  37. Toxoplasmosis And Cats

    When I was pregnant with my first child, I happened to mention to my doctor that we have three cats in our home. Like too many doctors, while he...
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  38. Vaccine-associated Sarcoma In Cats

    This article is in the process of being updated. Recent studies show that injections in general can cause sarcomas in cats - regardless of the...
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  39. What To Do If You Think Your Cat Ingested Poison

    If you suspect that your cat has ingested any kind of poison, and he or she is displaying medical or behavioral changes or any of the following...
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  40. Featured

    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...
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  41. When You Can't Afford A Veterinarian

    The article that used to be on this page was put together over 15 years ago. We found that the tone in that article was not a good fit for our...
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  42. Why Does My Cat's Mouth Hang Open?

    Why Does My Cat's Mouth Hang Open?Our elegant feline friends usually keep their mouths shut. A cat that opens his or her mouth for no apparent...
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  43. Why Has My Cat Stopped Eating And Is It Dangerous?

    "Help! My cat has stopped eating!" A healthy adult cat should be eating roughly one can (6 oz) of wet food or a cup of dry food each day....
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  44. Your Cat Throwing Up?

    Cats tend to throw up stuff every now and again. If you share your life with a cat, you probably know the picture and the soundtrack, too: your...
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  45. Your Cat’s Kidneys Called

    Your cat’s kidneys called - they say we don't talk enough so pick up the phone This is going to be the most different article about cats and their...
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