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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Ear Infections in Cats

Ear infections are common among cats. Just as they are in humans, ear infections are not only uncomfortable and sometimes painful, and they can also be a symptom of a more significant health issue. If left untreated, ear infections can lead to hearing loss or other health problems. What Is an…

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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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What to Do If Your Cat Is Farting

Cats have digestive tracts that are quite similar to a human or a dog so they are not exempt from passing gas. But if a cat is farting more than you think is normal it may be an indication of something else going on inside its body. Regular monitoring of…

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How to De-Mat a Cat

Mats in cat fur are not only unsightly, but they are also painful to your cat. They can lead to skin irritation and infection if they're not removed. De-matting a cat is typically not a fun experience for the feline or the human. Take things slowly, and don't be surprised…

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What to Do if Your Cat Ate a Dryer Sheet

Curious cats and kittens can get into all kinds of inappropriate items around the house. There are many hazardous chemicals and dangerous items in the average household. Among these are fabric softeners, both in dryer sheets and liquid formulation. You may think that something like a dryer sheet is safe,…

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How to Safely Give Your Cat a Pill

Cat's are notoriously difficult to get pills into. Just ask your vet! If your sick cat coughs or vomits after taking a pill, there is good reason to stop trying to administer the pill using the method you are using. The most common method of administering medications that can cause…

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How to Thoroughly Head Check Your Cat

If you are a cat owner, you want him or her to be healthy. Knowing what a healthy cat looks, feels, and even smells like can help spot any changes that may require veterinary attention. Examining your healthy cat from head to toe helps establish a baseline. It is important…

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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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