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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  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. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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