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  1. 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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  2. 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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    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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  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. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  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. 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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  27. 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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  28. Gingivitis And Stomatitis In Cats

    What is Feline Gingivitis?Gingivitis simply means an inflammation of the gums (Ginga in Latin). Food debris and bacteria accumulate on the teeth...
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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. Bone Fractures In Cats

    Cats are agile, intelligent and active and as we all know, their curiosity can get them into trouble. Injuries are not uncommon with cats,...
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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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  48. 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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  49. Cat Vaccinations: A Quick & Useful Guide

    “Vaccines are divided into core and non-core. A core vaccine is one everybody should get. Non-core vaccines are for exposed or at risk cats,” says...
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  50. 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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