Top 10 Most Serious Cat Diseases
Almost a dozen of the deadliest diseases for a dog or cat are examined along with treatments, mortality rates, and potential cures for the afflictions.
Why Is My Cat Losing Weight?
My 12 year cat is losing weight, so I've been giving her extra food. She eats all of it and begs for more, but she isn't putting the weight back on.
How To Reduce Separation Anxiety In Cats
Separation anxiety can be the root of many unwanted behaviors, and reducing your cat's anxiety will keep them happier, healthier, and less destructive when you leave home.
Advantages To Adopting A Senior Cat
Looking to add a feline to the family, but think that kittens are too much work? Consider a senior cat instead with the top three advantages of these older felines.
Cats And Leukemia Virus Infection (FeLV)
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Feline Leukemia Virus Infection (FeLV) in Cats Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a disease that impairs the cat’s immune system and causes certain types of cancer. This virus is responsible for a majority of deaths in household cats, affecting all breeds. Males are more likely to contract the infection than […]
Cats And Stomach Cancer
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Leiomyosarcoma of Stomach, Small and Large intestine in Cats Leiomyosarcoma is an uncommon cancerous tumor, which, in this case, arises from the smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines. This extremely dangerous and painful disease affects mostly older cats (more than six years old), though all breeds are equally predisposed […]
Cats And Conjunctivitis
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Conjunctivitis in Cats Conjunctivitis refers to the inflammation of the moist tissues in a cat’s eye, which are the portions of the eye located near the globe and up to the edge of the cornea — the front part of the eye. It can cause the cat’s eye to discharge […]
Cats And Distemper
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Feline Panleukopenia Virus in Cats Feline Panleukopenia virus (FPV), also commonly referred to as feline distemper, is a highly contagious and life-threatening viral disease in the cat population. This virus affects the rapidly dividing blood cells in the body, primarily the cells in the intestinal tract, bone marrow, and in […]
Cats And Lymphoma
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Cancer of the Lymphocytes in Cats Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the lymphocyte cells. A type of white blood cell, lymphocytes play an important and integral role in the body’s defenses in the immune system. There are two forms of lymphocytes: B and T cells. Lymphoma […]
Cats And Rabies
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Rabies is an inflammatory infection that specifically affects the gray matter of the cat’s brain and its central nervous system (CNS). The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to cats in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. Infectious virus […]
Cats And Mouth Cancer
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Gingival Fibrosarcoma in Cats As cats age, they sometimes develop growths in their mouths. One type of growth is a fibrosarcoma, a cancerous growth derived from fibrous connective tissue. Fibrosarcomas are relatively low in malignancy, growing slowly and generally not spreading to other organs, though they do aggressively invade other […]
Cats And Skin Cancer
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats The epidermis, or skin, consists of several layers. The outer layer is made up of scale like cells called the squamous epithelium. This layer of tissue covers the surface of much of the body, and lines the cavities of the body. A squamous cell […]
How To Deal With A Food Obsessed Cat
Do you have a cat whose stomach seems to be bottomless? What have you done to keep your cat from driving you crazy while begging for food? Let us know in the comments.