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  1. What To Expect As Your Cat Ages

    What To Expect As Your Cat Ages

    The health and behavioral changes your cat experiences as they age can be perplexing. It can be challenging to tell the difference between what’s normal for an aging cat and what isn’t. This guide will help you to better understand what you, as a cat owner, should come to expect as your cat...
  2. Cat Blood Test Results Explained

    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 abbreviations and what they actually mean? We have some answers for you. Written by veterinarian Letrisa Miller, DVM, this article goes over the various...
  3. Eye Problems In Cats: What Every Owner Needs To Know

    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 sensory input. Unfortunately, eyes are also very delicate. They may not need constant grooming or require any special routine care, but when eye problems...
  4. Why Does My Cat's Mouth Hang Open?

    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 reason is a sight that alarms an attentive owner - sometimes with good reason! Why is Kitty’s mouth hanging open? It could be a harmless form of behavior...
  5. Salmonella In Cats - 9 Things Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Salmonella In Cats - 9 Things Every Cat Owner Needs To Know

    Salmonella is a type of bacteria that can infect all warm-blooded animals, cause disease and spread in the environment. According to the CDC, there are more than one million reported cases of salmonella infections in humans every year in the US. Thousands are hospitalized and a few hundred never...
  6. Elevated Liver Enzymes In Cats - Should You Be Worried?

    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 does in cats and the related potential health problems in our article Liver Disease In Cats. These health issues include things like liver cancer...
  7. Can Cats Have Down Syndrome? (a Definitive Answer And Pictures Too!)

    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? Many cat lovers around the world wonder just that. Well, we have the answer. We talked to experts to understand why some cats have unusual facial features and...
  8. Everything You Need To Know About Constipation In Cats

    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 forums, wondering if their cat may be constipated and asking about what they may do about it. That's why we've put together this comprehensive guide which...
  9. Fading Kitten Syndrome: 11 Things You Need To Know

    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 There is no gentle way to put this: During the first weeks of their lives kittens are at an increased risk of dying. Some estimates put the survival...
  10. 35 Signs That Your Cat May Be In Pain

    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 you know with words when it hurts, nor can she say where it hurts or what kind of pain she's feeling. That doesn't mean you can't tell she's in pain...
  11. Feline Idiopathic Cystitis - How To Improve Your Cat's Quality Of Life

    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 cats and some experts estimate it can affect up to 10% of pet cats. Young to middle-aged cats - both males and females - are usually the ones getting...
  12. Why Has My Cat Stopped Eating And Is It Dangerous?

    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. Quantities differ, according to the cat's weight and level of activity and most cat owners soon find out just how much their own cat requires. What happens...
  13. Ocular (eye) Herpes In Cats

    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 cat's respiratory system but in many cases - especially with young kittens - it goes directly for the eyes, causing a severe viral eye infection that...
  14. Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Cats

    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 discouraged. Bentley eats small amounts but almost exactly 4 hours later he loses it all out his bottom. He just threw up too... I really am a mess..."...
  15. Health Issues In Tails

    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 of communication, displaying movements and postures that help convey your cat's mood. The cat's tail is made of 19 to 21 small bones called caudal...
  16. Liver Disease In Cats

    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 are good at hiding their pain and it's easy to see why sometimes cats develop liver disease which goes unnoticed until it becomes very serious. As...
  17. Your Cat’s Kidneys Called

    Your Cat’s Kidneys Called

    Your cat’s kidneys called - they say we don't talk enough so pick up the phone This is going to be the most different article about cats and their kidneys that I’ve ever written. Imagine there is a room full of cats. Sophisticated cats living within the world of C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, The...
  18. Skin Conditions In Cats

    Skin Conditions In Cats

    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 parasites or it can display symptoms that are related to a disease in another body part. Here's a quick overview of feline skin conditions and what you can do to...
  19. Heartworm In Cats: An Owner's Guide

    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 alone. That's why we've put together a concise detailed guide for cat owners. Heartworm in Cats: An Owner's Guide. Everything you need to know about...
  20. Giardia And Giardiasis In Cats

    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. How dangerous is Giardia? Can I get it from my cat? What do I need to do to get rid of Giardia in my home? We've thoroughly researched the topic to...
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