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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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  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. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  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. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  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. 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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  48. 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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  49. 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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  50. 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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