Health

  • Cats And Rabies

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Is It Dangerous To Let My Cat Lie In The Sun

    Is It Dangerous To Let My Cat Lie In The Sun

    My white cat likes to sleep in the sun. Sometimes her ears and nose look red after she's spent time in a sunny spot. Should I be worried?

  • Cats 101: Cats And Ringworm

    Cats 101: Cats And Ringworm

    This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Dermatophytosis in Cats Dermatophytosis is the medical term for a parasitic fungal infection affecting the skin, hair, and/or nails (claws). The most commonly isolated fungal organisms are Microsporum canis (more commonly referred to as ringworm), Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Microsporum gypseum. This disease occurs in dogs, cats, and other mammals. In […]

  • 10 Foods And Supplements That Help Fight Or Prevent Cancer In Cats

    10 Foods And Supplements That Help Fight Or Prevent Cancer In Cats

    When it comes to treating and preventing cancer, your cat's diet is very important. You should discuss diet with your veterinarian to make sure your cat is getting the right nutrients.

  • Cataracts In Cats: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

    Cataracts In Cats: Symptoms, Causes, And Treatments

    If you've noticed a change in your cat's eye color or their vision seems impaired, you may suspect cataracts of being the cause. Here's what you should know.

  • Keeping Cats Safe: Hidden Danger Of Household Toxins In Your Trash

    Keeping Cats Safe: Hidden Danger Of Household Toxins In Your Trash

    Household garbage poses the single, largest threat to any animal's health.

  • Keeping Your Cat Fit

    Keeping Your Cat Fit

    Diabetes, Fatty liver syndrome, and arthritis are a few diseases that occur in overweight cats, but you can get a feline to lose weight through diet and exercise.

  • 10 Natural Remedies For Cats With Seasonal Allergies

    10 Natural Remedies For Cats With Seasonal Allergies

    If your cat suffers seasonal allergies and you want to use natural remedies instead of steroids or medications, there are several options available that can help your kitty.

  • 10 Natural Flea Treatments For Cats

    10 Natural Flea Treatments For Cats

    There are many commercially available medications to treat and prevent fleas, but many cat owners rely on natural treatments to avoid side effects and over-medication.

  • How To Find A New Veterinarian For Your Cat

    How To Find A New Veterinarian For Your Cat

    "I just moved across the country and need to find a new vet. What questions should I be asking potential DVMs and how should I make my decision?"

  • 10 Foods And Supplements That Help Cats With Arthritis Pain

    10 Foods And Supplements That Help Cats With Arthritis Pain

    You should always consult your vet before making changes to your cat's diet. Discuss these foods and supplements that can help cats deal with the pain of arthritis naturally.

  • 5 Eating Disorders That Affect Cats

    5 Eating Disorders That Affect Cats

    Most cats love food, but for some, eating disorders can cause health concerns. While human eating disorders are well known, feline eating disorders aren't commonly understood.

  • Alternative Medicine For Cats With Cancer?

    Alternative Medicine For Cats With Cancer?

    Cats with cancer are often treated with both conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, plus many alternative therapies including dietary therapy, herbal therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutritional supplementation.

  • Cats And Hair Loss

    Cats And Hair Loss

    Signs include partial or total hair loss. The skin surrounding the area of hair loss can appear normal or it can have redness, bumps, scabs, and skin loss. Alopecia may appear in a symmetrical form, or it can be random on the cat's skin.

  • Last Friday In April Is National Hairball Awareness Day

    Last Friday In April Is National Hairball Awareness Day

    Knowing a bit about your cat's hairball habits might just save his life.

  • Worm And Parasite Prevention In Cats

    Worm And Parasite Prevention In Cats

    How can I prevent my cat from getting worms?

  • Are Vaccines Necessary For Indoor Cats?

    Are Vaccines Necessary For Indoor Cats?

    Question: My cat lives indoors. Are vaccines necessary? Answer: Like many veterinarians, I wish I had a quick and simple answer, but there is no “one size fits all” solution to the complex (and sometimes controversial) question of what vaccines should be given to cats. Some people hesitate to vaccinate their cats due to concerns […]

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