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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. A Feline Diabetes Story

    Toby was adopted from the Humane Society in Evansville, Indiana. Returned. Adopted. Returned. Meanwhile, Mary Beth Foster's friend decided...
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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. Toxoplasmosis And Cats

    When I was pregnant with my first child, I happened to mention to my doctor that we have three cats in our home. Like too many doctors, while he...
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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  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. 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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  43. 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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  44. Feline Herpes And Rhinotracheitis

    Feline Herpes OverviewHerpesviridae is the name given to a fairly large family of viruses. Some of these cause diseases in humans (such as...
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  45. 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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  46. 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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