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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Insects That Are Toxic to Cats (And Ones That Are Safe)

Does your cat love to chase and play with bugs? Maybe even eat them from time-to-time? Cats are natural hunters that enjoy pursuing prey. Evolution has provided cats with an acute sense of hearing and vision that is hard-wired to detect motion. Even the slightest sight or sound that indicates…

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Struvite Crystals in Cats

What Are Struvite Crystals?  Struvite crystals are microscopic crystals that are found in the urine of some cats. Struvite specifically is a material that is composed of magnesium, ammonium, and phosphate. Struvite and struvite crystals can be a normal finding in your cat’s urine at a low level but become…

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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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How to Treat Ear Mites in Cats

If you see your dog or cat scratching at its ears and shaking its head, chances are good it may have ear mites. These parasites are common in outdoor cats and are highly contagious (although they don't usually affect humans). They're not usually life-threatening but ear mites can make life…

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How to Tell if a Cat Is Pregnant

The Ultimate Guide Cats in Heat A Cat In Heat: What to Expect How to Tell if Your Cat Is in Heat How Long Are Cats in Heat? Can You Spay a Cat in Heat? Cats Mating All About Cat Mating Cat Conception Caring for a Pregnant Cat The Stages…

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How to Train Your Cat to Be Less Anxious

The typical anxious cat hides, urinates inappropriately, increases scratching, and/or vocalizes excessively. Some cats are naturally anxious while others can suddenly feel anxiety due to an underlying cause. Anxiety in cats can arise from many different issues. Veterinarians and behavior specialists look at the cat’s physical and emotional health, as well…

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4 Reasons Why Cats Slap Each Other

For a long time cats have held a reputation of being solitary and while they certainly aren't as social and gregarious as dogs are, cats can live in the same home and do well together. They can even become bonded to one another. One behavior you may see from time…

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Siamese Cats Picture Gallery

In 1880 the King of Siam gave two pairs of Siamese cats to the English consul-general in Bangkok, and he brought them home to England, where they created a sensation. Their popularity zoomed rapidly. Although the breed standard has changed significantly over the years, Siamese remain high in popularity for…

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What to Expect When Your Cat Is in Heat

Like most female mammals, cats go through physical cycles that prepare their bodies for fertilization and birth. In humans, this cycle is called "menstruation." In felines, it is called "estrus." When female cats are experiencing estrus they are said to be "in heat" and are hormonally receptive to both intercourse and reproduction.…

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