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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  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. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  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. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  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. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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