Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) in cats is a viral disease that is often deadly. It’s caused by a coronavirus, which targets cells in the infected cat’s intestinal wall. This is not the same as the coronavirus that affects humans. Here’s what you should know.
Baytril is a medication that can treat cats for infections, and it’s actually the brand name for the drug enrofloxacin. It works by preventing bacteria from synthesizing DNA, which in turns kills the bacteria. Here’s what you should know.
Intestinal worms in cats generally appear when felines ingest worm eggs or worm larvae. This usually happens when a cat steps in infected feces and then self grooms. Luckily, vets treat this issue frequently. Here’s what you should know.
International Children’s Book Day is celebrated every year on the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen, which falls on April 2nd. Naturally, the feline form has made its way into more than a few classic children’s stories. Check out these great, cat-related books you can order for the whole family.
Bordetella infection in cats is a bacterial disease that most often results in upper respiratory issues. The disease spreads quickly, especially among cats in shelters and young kittens. Here’s what you should know.
Vets are often asked the question, “Can cats have Down syndrome?” The short answer is no, cats can’t have Down syndrome. But there are many other medical issues that a cat might have that can seem to resemble the condition.
The Bordetella vaccine is given to cats to help prevent the infectious Bordetella bronchiseptica respiratory disease. Your vet can administer the vaccine to your cat; although, the decision about whether to go ahead with the vaccination depends a lot on your cat’s age and lifestyle.
Arthritis in cats is a condition that happens when the cartilage that’s between some of a cat’s bones starts to deteriorate. Depending on how severe it is, the condition can hamper a feline’s ability to get around. Here’s what you should know.
Ehrlichiosis in cats is a tick-borne disease that’s believed to be caused by bacteria. If a cat catches it, the disease can infect and destroy the animal’s cells. It gets increasingly more challenging to cure the longer it afflicts a cat. Here’s what you should know.
Blastomycosis in cats is a disease that can be potentially deadly for your feline. Cats can pick it up when they’re around damp soil that contains mold. It’s considered a non-contagious disease, but it can have severe consequences for cats.
March 26 is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. It’s a day to imagine your own holiday, and maybe even your cat would like to get in on the action. Cats would certainly have their own ideas about what we should dedicate a whole holiday to.
That being so, let’s take a fanciful look at five imaginary holidays that cats would create if they were given the opportunity.
Have you sorted out your plans for Saint Patrick’s Day yet? Whether you’ll be out celebrating with friends in a bar or at home rustling up a traditional Irish feast in the kitchen, how about taking the holiday in a feline-themed direction?
Bladder Stones in cats are hardened mineral formations that are found in the urinary tract. Larger stones can actually cause a total blocking of the bladder and require emergency veterinary help. Here’s what you should know.
Neosporin is a topical medication that can treat surface scratches and wounds on cats with careful supervision. It’s sold as an over-the-counter medicine, and while it can be safe for cats if applied topically, it can cause more serious issues in the feline if ingested. Here’s what you should know.
Can cats eat salami? There is no short yes or no answer. Some cats might feel fine after scarfing down a morsel, but there are usually issues with its high sodium content and extra seasoning. Here’s what you need to know about salami and cats.
March is National Crochet Month, a holiday started by the Crochet Guild of America. Here are five cat-themed crochet projects to hopefully inspire you to create your own crochet works of art, and maybe even make something nice for your kitty!
If you’ve been feeling weird vibes from the universe lately, that might be because Extraterrestrial Abductions Day is on the horizon–March 20th. Check out these alien cat gifts and accessories!
Do you feel guilty when you’ve been out late or gone for a long time? You’re not alone. A lot of cat lovers feel the same way about leaving their cats at home. Here’s what you can do to feel less guilty.
The second week of March is Sleep Awareness Week, so get up to scratch on the facts behind your cat’s sleeping positions, patterns, and behavior, and what they mean. Does your kitty sleep in a weird position?
National Bubble Week takes place during the second week of March, and it’s meant to remind us of the joy of bubbles! To celebrate, check out these hilarious YouTube videos of cats playing with bubbles!
Did you know that March is National Craft Month? It’s a time of the year to inspire your creative instincts and get you crafting, so let’s spotlight five cat-themed crafting projects you can order online and get started on right away.