Hot weather and watermelons go together like cats and cardboard boxes, so it’s fitting that National Watermelon Day falls right around the hottest part of summer on August 3rd. Are you ready to celebrate the holiday with some delicious watermelon and your favorite furry friend?
As anyone who lives with a cat knows, it’s also imperative that our feline friends drink enough fresh water, especially during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, sometimes cats can seem reluctant to sip from their water bowls, which is where water fountains can help stimulate their thirst.
Pancreatitis in cats happens when the pancreas becomes inflamed. This, in turn, can lead to serious digestion issues. Luckily, it’s estimated that a very low percentage of cats suffer from this condition. Here’s what you should know.
Can you give some watermelon to your cat? The short answer is yes! So with National Watermelon Day coming up on August 3rd, here’s all you need to know about sharing a tasty, fruity treat with your feline friend.
Lice in cats are small parasites that feed on the felines’ blood. Along with causing discomfort and irritation, an untreated infestation can also lead to greater health concerns. Thankfully, lice on cats cannot be transmitted from felines to humans. Here’s what you should know.
Ear mites in cats are super tiny mites called Otodectes cynotis that make their way into the cat’s ear canals and start to eat the wax there. Infestation is a common condition in cats, and one that’s often prevalent in shelters or other highly-populated living situations. Here’s what you should know.
Mast cell tumors in cats come about when normally healthy mast cells abnormally mutate. These tumors can be either malignant or benign, and they mostly affect older felines. They’re also called mastocytomas. Here’s what you should know.
Ear infections in cats can affect both the inner ear and outer ear. Those affecting the inner ear are known as otitis media. Those affecting the outer ear are called otitis externa. Here’s what you should know.
Ringworm in cats is a fungal infection. The technical name for ringworm in cats is dermatophytosis. It often leaves a red colored circle around the infected areas. Here’s what you should know.
Stud tail in cats is a condition that affects a cat’s tail in a fashion similar to human acne. This is due to the cat’s sebaceous glands producing too much oil that, in turn, clogs pores, usually around the part where the tail meets the back.
Scabies is a condition in cats caused by very small mites. These mites can make a cat severely itchy and scratch so much that they suffer from hair loss and skin irritations. Here’s what you should know.
July 22 is known as Hammock Day all around the world. It’s a hashtag holiday usually celebrated by humans, but what’s to stop you letting your cat in on the hammock action? Here’s a round-up of DIY cat hammock tutorial videos.
You might consider cats to be low maintenance pets, but that doesn’t give you an excuse to get complacent. Here’s a checklist of things to do right now to make yourself a better cat parent.
Hookworm infections in cats happen when the hookworm intestinal parasite latches on to the cat’s intestinal wall in order to feed on their tissue or blood. Hookworms themselves look like tiny, very thin worms. Here’s what you should know.
Feline herpesvirus (FHV) in cats is a virus that can lead to the upper respiratory infection known as feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR), plus general eye problems. This virus is very contagious among cats, and it causes one of the most common infections in cats.
Diabetes mellitus happens when cats cannot produce enough insulin in order to balance out their blood sugar and glucose levels. A cat suffering from this problem may develop a host of issues, including loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, or even coma.
Bronchitis in cats happens when the bronchial tubes that are part of a feline’s respiratory system become inflamed. It can lead to breathing issues and, in the most extreme situations, even loss of consciousness. Here’s what you should know.
Anal gland disease in cats occurs when the two anal sacs that are situated either side of the anus become infected or blocked. Sometimes it’s also referred to as anal sac disease. Here’s what you should know.
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.