Medical Procedure Creates A Cat-Dog?
An orange tabby cat named Buttercup was lethargic and suffering from a low red blood cell count; fortunately, a veterinarian in South Keys, Florida, knew of a potential cure.
Beware: Easter Lilies Are Toxic To Cats
While they're beautiful and add a sweet fragrance to the Easter Sunday festivities, lilies are dangerous and can be fatal if consumed by pets; here's what to look for.
Spotting And Reporting Pet Abuse
Just because an animal is timid or aggressive, doesn’t mean it’s being abused. But there are signs to look for that may indicate pet neglect or abuse, which include:
Cats And Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is a disease caused by overproduction of thyroxine, a thyroid hormone that increases metabolism in the body.
How To: Cat Food And Nutrition
Cat food has come a long way, baby. The choices used to be limited to kibble or canned. Now cat owners can find foods that are labeled “natural,” “organic” or “human-grade.”
Cat Wellness: Cats And Cavities
Dental caries is a condition in which the dental hard tissues decay as the result of oral bacteria on the tooth surface. While dental caries are not common in cats, it does occur and should be watched for.
Cats And Catnip: What You Should Know
If you’ve ever seen your furry friend playing with it, you already know that catnip isn’t just a clever name. The plant’s effects on cats have been known for centuries, evidenced by its scientific name, Nepeta cataria — the Latin “catari” means “of a cat.” But there’s plenty to this feel-good herb that you might […]
Squeaky Cat: Adopting A Neighborhood Stray
If you are considering helping out a stray cat in your neighborhood read this first. You need to be careful and take precations so that everyone can have a happy ending.
Cats and Cat Scratch Disease
Bartonellosis in Cats Bartonellosis is an infectious bacterial disease, caused by the gram-negative bacteria Bartonella henselae. It is also commonly known as cat scratch disease (CSD), or “cat scratch fever.” This is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can be transmitted between animals and humans. In cats, the disease is generally transmitted through contact with […]
Obesity in cats can lead to a host of diseases and other problems, but what's more startling is that owners may not even recognize that their feline may be overweight.