Dislocated joints — also known as luxations — in cats occur when the ligaments and tendons that hold the joints together become damaged and move out of proper alignment. This causes the joint to become dislocated. Here’s what you should know.
July is officially designated as National Ice Cream Month. But have you ever been in the middle of enjoying your ice cream of choice only to suddenly wonder, “Can my cat eat ice cream too? And will it be safe?” Let’s get to the bottom of this dairy dilemma.
Food allergies in cats come about when the immune system has an over-reaction in response to a specific type of food. In many cases, these allergic reactions appear as visible skin irritations. Here’s what you should know.
International Joke day falls on July 1st every year, and who better to make us laugh than our cats? To celebrate, here’s a roundup of side-splitting and sometimes deliberately corny cat jokes! Tell them to your friends and family on July 1st!
Acne in cats is very similar to acne in humans and presents itself as pimples and whiteheads. These usually appear around the cat’s chin and lips. In some cases, it may indicate that cats have other bacterial infections elsewhere too. Here’s what you should know.
We cat parents know that our felines cannot resist sunbeams. If a ray of light enters your home, then it’s practically a guarantee that your cat is going to stalk it down and spend their time lounging in the sunbeam. Here are five funny videos of cats who love soaking up the sun!
Skin abscesses on cats are usually the result of infections or injuries, like those from a bite from another animal. They appear on the skin and resemble boils filled with pus. If they go untreated because more serious complications can develop from them.
National Camera Day is coming up on June 29th! It’s the perfect day to celebrate the subjects of most of the pictures in our phones — our cats! Here’s a cheat sheet for taking better pics of your beloved furball.
Salmonella infection in cats is a zoonotic disease, which means it can also spread from cats to humans. It’s a type of bacterial infection that can cause a number of issues, including septicemia and gastroenteritis. Here’s what you should know.
National Sunglasses Day is coming up on June 27th, and some cats are celebrating already! If you’re trying to snap some pics of your feline looking a little fancier than usual, consider getting them to sport a pair of sunglasses for a quick picture, like these kitties from Instagram!
Inflammatory bowel disease in cats is a condition that causes the gut to become chronically inflamed. It’s often abbreviated to IBD. The main symptom of inflammatory bowel disease in cats is weight loss. Here’s what you should know.
Gingivitis in cats is a condition that affects a cat’s dental health and causes inflamed and red gums. It’s the first stage in the more serious condition of periodontal disease. Here’s what you should know.
Sunburn in cats is a condition where the sun’s rays cause burns and damage to the skin. This happens when a cat is exposed to the sun for unhealthy periods of time. Just like with humans, it can result in a reddening of the skin and subsequent blisters and scaly areas.
Dry eye in cats is a condition that occurs when a cat fails to produce enough tears. It’s also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (or KCS) and can result in a cat experiencing swollen eyelids or having issues with their corneal pigmentation. Here’s what you should know.
Atopic dermatitis in cats is a skin disease that happens when a cat either inhales or ingests a substance, like dust or pollen, that they’re allergic to. Most cats react by scratching the itchy, affected area. Here’s what you should know.
When it comes to famous pop culture cats, Garfield is one of the undisputed kings of the scene. In honor of June 19th being recognized as Garfield The Cat Day, let’s round up some vital Garfield facts any true fan should know.
Depictions of cats in children’s books and cartoons usually show us that our beloved felines feast on a diet of nothing but freshly caught raw fish. However, as we gear up to chow down on International Sushi Day, let’s look into whether it’s safe to share your sushi with your kitty.
Calicivirus in cats is a virus that causes upper respiratory infections and cat flu. It’s very contagious and quite common. Sometimes, feline calicivirus in cats is referred to as FCV. Here’s what you should know.
Asthma in cats is a condition that’s very much like asthma in humans. It involves a chronic inflammation of the air passageways of a cat’s lungs. Some studies have estimated that almost five percent of all cats suffer from asthma. Here’s what you should know.
Can cats eat corn? The short answer is yes, cats should be fine if they eat small amounts of corn. However, it is best left as a sometimes-treat for kitty, not as a regular part of their diet. Here’s what you should know.
When the warmer months start to show up, we’re more likely to take advantage of any outdoors spaces we have in our living situations. This can also apply to indoor cats if you take the steps to construct a safe and secure catio for your feline or grant them monitored time on the deck.