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Signs Your Cat Needs Help

Cats are hunters and are hunted. They can't tell you when they are hurt because their instinct says that would alert other hunters to their vulnerability.


Types of Pain Scales Used to Assess Acute Pain in Cats

There are many different types of pain scales used to assess pain in cats. Each scale uses different techniques to assess the pain of a feline. Here's a guide to the various types in use.


Why Is My Cat Not Eating?

Is your cat not eating considered an emergency? If your cat is not eating, find out why and which steps you need to take to get them healthy and eating again.


3 Best Flea Treatments for Pet Cats

Treating and preventing fleas is an essential part of being a responsible cat owner. This article looks at the best products available.


Symptoms and Treatment for Vestibular Disease in Cats

The symptoms of vestibular disease are usually sudden. Your cat will experience disorientation, a head tilt, loss of balance, falls, abnormal eye movement, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and lack of coordination.


18 Reasons for Weight Loss in Cats

Inadequate diet, diseases, and drugs can cause weight loss in an otherwise normal cat. This article includes a list of reasons for cats losing weight and what can be done about it.


Hairballs in Cats: Prevention and Treatment

Does your cat have reoccurring hairballs? Do you find a new one every week in a strange place in your home? Find out what causes them, how they are treated, and how you can prevent them.


Why Won't My Cat Eat?

When a normally healthy cat won't eat, it can be scary! Read on for a discussion about the reasons why a cat might not be eating and what you can do about it!


Sudden Weight Loss in Cats and Hyperthyroidism

Is your cat losing weight suddenly? Find out why this is and learn about hyperthyroidism in felines. Here are some helpful answers.


How to Clean Kitten Eyes That Are Matted Shut

Kittens are adorable but they can also be very messy. They are also prone to all sorts of eye issues and URIs. If your kitten is having trouble grooming, here is what you can do to help them keep their eyes clean and clear.


Luna the Savannah Cat's Remarkable Cure From Deadly FIP With GS-441524 (Formerly EVO984)

We got our first Savannah kitten in March 2017. At the age of 14 weeks, Luna was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis, a fatal and then incurable disease. After some fast research, phone calls, and pure luck, we flew to the University of California, Davis, for a brand new FIP drug trial.


Why Is My Cat Panting?

Cats pant for many reasons, and it is important to find out why! Read on for more information on the reasons why your cat may be panting and what you can do about it!


What Is Feline Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver Disease)?

Hepatic lipidosis, or “fatty liver disease,” is a disease process characterized by excess fat accumulation in the liver. It is the most common form of liver disease seen in cats in North America.


Why Is My Cat Coughing?

When a cat coughs, it doesn't seem natural or healthy and can be scary for the cat's owner. What causes a cat to cough, and what can we do about it?


Reducing the Risk of Cancer in Cats: 7 Ways to Prevent Cancer in Your Feline Friend

It is important for cat owners to do everything they can to reduce their cat's risk and susceptibility to cancer.


Why Is My Cat Vomiting and What Should I Do?

If your cat regurgitates partially digested food every now and then, you need not worry, but if your cat is throwing up persistently and you notice blood, bile or foreign objects, take them to the vet. Find out why your cat is vomiting, how to get them evaluated, and how to care for them at home.


My Cat Tested Fiv-Positive! What Should I Do?

There are many myths, misinformation, and outdated statistics circulating about FIV. In this article, we will let the truth of the matter be known. The main takeaway is that a positive test should never mean a death sentence.


7 Ways to Get Rid of Fleas From Your Cat

Fleas just love cats, especially in the summer. If your cat is infested with fleas, there are certain things you can do to get rid of them and prevent them from returning.


How to Tell If Your Cat Is in Heat and Tips to Calm Her

A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention.


Ringworm in Cats

How to diagnose and treat ringworm at home if your cat has this infection.


How the AeroKat Feline Aerosol Chamber Helped My Cat With Asthma

This is my unbiased review of the AeroKat Feline Aerosol Chamber, a system that allows cats with breathing difficulties to use an inhaler.


4 Signs of Parasite Infections in Cats

This article explains how to recognize the warning signs of a parasitic infection or infestation in your cat, including what symptoms to look for.


Can Cats Have Down Syndrome? The Lowdown on Feline DS

Can cats have Down syndrome? Technically speaking, cats cannot have Down syndrome. What other anomalies in cats make their owners think they have Down syndrome is another health issue altogether.


Heart Murmurs in Cats: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Heart murmurs in cats, although often benign, may actually indicate a more serious health problem.


Eye Infections in Cats: Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Diagnosis

Veterinarians often treat cats for eye infections, and the prognosis is often good to excellent. Viral infections are time-limited, and bacterial infections respond to medical treatment


Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): Symptoms, Prevention, and More

FIV is a viral disease in cats that causes impaired immune function. It can lead to a wide variety of signs, and it is often an underlying factor in other illnesses such as dental disease, cancers, and flu.


Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in Cats

Learn more about the signs of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and how it is treated. Also, learn how to prevent FIV.


Possible Reasons Why Your Cat Has a Swollen Abdomen or Belly

Here is a list of reasons why your cat may have a swollen stomach. There are many causes of ascites. Remember that only a vet can diagnose and treat your pet.


My Cat Has Cancer: A Personal Journey

This article accounts a personal journey of one pet owner as she says goodbye to her beloved cat.


Taking Care of a Cat With Kidney Failure

Here is what you can expect as you care for a cat diagnosed with kidney failure, including early signs and suggestions. Included is a video that shows how to give a cat subcutaneous fluids.


My Cat Beat Skin Cancer (Feline Subcutaneous Hemangiosarcoma)

For owners facing the dilemma of your cat having cancer, I hope this article helps to reassure you that it is possible for your cat to survive even an aggressive form of cancer.


Why Does My Cat Smell Bad?

If your cat has suddenly developed an odor, it may be a sign that something is wrong. Find out what you can do help your cat smell fresh and clean once more.


What Is the Best Kitten Food for Diarrhea?

If your kitten is suffering from a long-term case of diarrhea, dry and canned foods may be the culprit. Learn the causes of runny poop and why a natural, raw diet is better for your pet.


What to Do About Black or Brown Discharge in Cat's Ears

If your cat has discharge coming from their ear or seems to have irritation or infection, they may be in discomfort Find out how to tell the difference between various ear problems in cats.


What to Do When Your Cat's Not Eating

Cats can sometimes stop eating because of stress or health issues. If your cat stops eating, it is important to find the cause and get them to start eating again. Here are tips for getting them to eat.


How to Give a Cat Comfortis Flea Pills

Comfortis has been approved for use in cats for a 30-day period. The pills are large and can also be used with a topical. Here's how to easily get your cat to take Comfortis and other pills.


Cats Get Carsick, Too: Tips for Calming Kitty's Tummy

I have used these helpful strategies for traveling with a cat who is prone to motion sickness.


Feline Renal Failure: A Cat Kidney Disease

Drawing from my personal experience, I share with you a few ways to deal with Feline Renal Failure, including how to know if your cat has it and how to prepare for the consequences.


5 Steps to Reduce Your Cat's Anxiety and Stress

Anti-social behaviour, particularly when it is out of character for your cat, can be particularly worrying. Discover five simple steps to help reduce your cat's anxiety and stress.


Epilepsy in Cats: Is My Cat Having a Seizure?

Explore what causes epilepsy in cats and some of the treatments that can be used. The author has been through it with a cat of her own. Helpful tips on forestalling an imminent seizure are included.


Common Questions About Cat Health: Tongue Color, Sneezing, and More

Keeping your pet healthy is the most important thing you will ever do for your pet. Here are some great questions and answers on common cat medical issues, from the color of their tongue to eating habits, neutering, feline leukemia, and more.


Feline Leukemia Virus

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV), affects three of every hundred cats. Kittens are the most susceptible to the disease. Although it cannot be cured, some treatments can help your pet live longer.


4 Natural Treatments for Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Does your cat suffer from hyperthyroidism symptoms such as weight loss, howling, thirst, and poor coat? There are natural remedies available that may help with this disease.


What You and Your Cat Need to Know About Cat Flu

Cat flu is a virus that can be passed on to any cat, and most cats are carriers. There are three different strains. Most cats can recover from cat flu but are susceptible to secondary viruses.


Why Is My Cat Sneezing so Much?

Cat flu and similar conditions responsible for sneezing, conjunctivitis, and discharge from the eyes and nose are extremely common in cats. Learn how to differentiate the causes and help your cat recover from illness.


Feline Distemper or Panleukopenia: Virus and Disease Facts

Feline distemper or panleukopenia is a very serious and contagious disease that may kill cats. Fortunately, a vaccine can protect cats from the distemper virus.


Home Remedies for Cat Eye Problems

A few home remedies may easily resolve your cat's eye problems. While there are numerous ways to support your cat, let's talk about things you can do for them at home. As always, it is important to work with your veterinarian.


How to Treat Cat Abscesses at Home

Cats can become injured rather easily. The most common form of injury for a cat is a bite or scratch wound from a fight. These bites and scratches often become infected and cause an abscess. It is very important to have a vet treat your cat's injuries to reduce complications and infection.


The Best Diet for Feline Stomatitis: A Natural Treatment for Your Cat

Feline stomatitis is a painful disease for cats. The good news is it can be treated and even cured with proper nutrition and some dietary changes.


Why Is My Cat Sneezing?

This article includes the most common reasons why your cat is so sneezy. Learn when you need to worry and when it's perfectly normal—as well as suggestions for minimizing feline sneezing.