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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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    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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  13. 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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  14. What Tcs Members Use: Cat Dental Health Care

    There is more than one effective way to take care of your cat’s teeth. Dental treats, pet toothpaste and dental toys are just a few of the options...
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  15. Should I Give My Cat Probiotics?

    [tcsimg=https://thecatsite.com/attachments/cat-probiotics-jpg.241627/]Should I Give My Cat Probiotics?[/tcsimg]Just what is a probiotic? When...
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. Your Cat’s Kidneys Called

    We have a special a guest blog post today by veterinarian Dr. Kristopher Chandroo, DVM. You may already be familiar with Dr. Kris' posts here on...
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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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