Gastroenteritis in Cats

In This Article Expand What Is Gastroenteritis? Symptoms Causes Diagnosing Treatment Prognosis Prevention Back to Top Gastroenteritis is a common problem that affects the stomach and intestinal tract of a cat. Any cat can develop gastroenteritis and it's hard to ignore it due to its obvious, and often messy symptoms.…

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Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Urinary tract infections are just one of the types of urinary tract problems that can affect cats. Infections cause a variety of symptoms that cat owners should learn to recognize in order to get their cat the help it needs and prevent bigger problems from occurring. What Are Urinary Tract…

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

A common belief among well-meaning cat owners is that cleaning up cat vomit is normal. Frequent vomiting, however, should never be ignored and can be a sign of an underlying problem. If chronic vomiting is something your cat is struggling with, they may be suffering from inflammatory bowel disease. What…

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Cats and Mice: Potential for Disease and Other Dangers

In This Article Expand Why Cats Hunt Using Cats to Catch Rodents Toxoplasmosis Intestinal Parasites Plague Bacteria Leptospirosis Hantavirus Rodenticide Protect Your Cat and Yourself Back to Top Has your cat ever caught a mouse or rat? Cats love to hunt small prey and will often bring home what they…

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How to Treat Diarrhea in Cats

Diarrhea is something everyone has experienced, but it isn't a healthy way to eliminate waste. Cats can develop diarrhea in response to a variety of conditions. Some of these conditions are more serious than others, but regardless of the cause, continuous diarrhea should be treated immediately. Serious problems can develop…

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Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome

Most dog owners are familiar with the behavior of tail chasing, but is it a normal behavior for a cat? What if your cat seems to be attacking their tail out of nowhere? Or maybe your cat doesn't have an issue with their tail, but they act uncomfortable or even…

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Insects That Are Toxic to Cats

It is not uncommon for cats to hunt insects, and even sometimes eat them. Many common insects are harmless to cats, but some can be poisonous or cause injury. Even non-poisonous bugs can cause vomiting ​or other gastrointestinal issues if too many are consumed. In many cases, the pesticides used…

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Cheyletiella in Cats

Cheyletiella mites live on the skin, causing irritation, dandruff, and itchiness. A distinguishing feature of this mite species are the large, claw-like mouthparts. These mites can be found quite commonly on cats, dogs, rabbits, and other species. Though humans are not a natural host for this parasite, Cheyletiella mites can…

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Should You Spay a Cat In Heat?

Did your cat go into heat before you had a chance to have her spayed? Perhaps she was an early bloomer and the onset of estrus was a surprise to you. Or, maybe you waited longer than ideal to schedule the surgery. Either way, if you want to avoid an…

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Reasons Why Your Cat Might Be Stressed

Stress and anxiety can have debilitating effects on a human's health. Stress in cats acts much the same way. Not only can it exacerbate existing physical conditions, but it can lead to a number of problems often considered behavioral, such as litter box avoidance, aggressive behavior, or depression and withdrawal.…

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