August is Peach Month in the United States, so check out this guide to which parts of a peach you can safely feed your cat. Is it safe for your cat to each a peach? The short answer is yes, but there are some exceptions and things you should know before you feed peaches to your kitty pal.
Urethral obstruction in cats happens when the urinary tract becomes blocked by substances, including bladder stones, mucus, and crystals. When a cat experiences an obstruction, it can prevent them from being able to urinate. Here’s what you should know.
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.
Cats thrive on feeling safe and secure. When their security disappears, a lot of behavior problems can suddenly appear, seemingly out of nowhere. Here are some major signs that your cat may be dealing with insecurity issues.
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.
Your cat probably has a life expectancy of twelve to 18 years. That’s a pretty long time, but it’s not nearly enough. Of course, our cats can’t live forever, but we can certainly take steps to make our time with them last as long as possible.
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.
Have you ever tried to get your cat to take a pill, only to have them immediately spit it out on the floor, right in front of your feet? By following a few simple tips and tricks, you might make pill time a lot less traumatic for both of you.
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.
Heartworm disease is most common in dogs, but it can appear in cats along with more than 30 other species of animals, including humans — though it’s rare. While heartworm disease can appear in cats, it’s different than the way it appears in dogs.
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. Cataracts are sometimes viewed as a condition that only affects the eyes of seniors, but this is not the case with cats.
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.
As humans, we all know how important it is to undergo regular dental check ups, but are you aware that it’s also vital to stay on top of your cat’s dental health? Here’s what you need to know about cat cavities.
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.
National Pet Fire Safety Day: Tips To Keep Your Cat Safe From Candles, Stoves, Space Heaters, & Fires
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says pets are responsible for over 1,000 house fires every year in the United States. Being prepared and following safety tips could save your cat’s life, as well as your own. Here are some tips to prevent fires and keep your cat safe in an emergency.