Vets often cite feline obesity as a key issue to watch out for, but a cat who’s underweight can also be a cause for concern. If you suspect your cat may be losing weight too fast or that they’re underweight, then you must consult your veterinarian. Here’s what you need to know.
The short answer is yes, cats can eat oatmeal. Serving oatmeal to your cat can provide a number of positive health benefits, and oats are often used in certain commercial cat food formulas. Just make sure that you keep an eye on the amount of oatmeal you are serving to your cat and the way you cook it.
Can cats cry? Scientifically, the answer is no, cats don’t cry tears when they feel upset like humans do. But they still feel sadness and even grief, and they have their own ways of expressing those emotions. If you see tears in your cat’s eyes, they may have a health issue. Here’s what you should know.
The short answer is yes, cats can eat salmon. In fact, there are a number of positive health benefits that come with feeding salmon to a cat; although, you will have to make sure you monitor the amount that you serve to your cat along with the way you prepare the fish.
Stomatitis in cats is a condition where the mouth becomes inflamed. It can affect a cat’s cheeks, tongue, and gums. In some cases, it can even result in cats not being able to eat. Here’s what you should know.
The short answer is yes, cats can eat blueberries. In fact, there are more than a few health benefits that come with feeding blueberries to cats, and you might have even noticed them as an ingredient in certain commercial cat foods. Here’s what you should know.
If you own a cat — or one owns you — you’ve almost certainly heard the hacking sounds and cleaned up the unpleasantness that accompany coughing up a hairball. While hairballs are a common malady among felines, they can occasionally be serious. Here’s what you should know.
The short answer is no, cats can’t safely eat macadamia nuts. While macadamia nuts aren’t quite as toxic to cats as they are to dogs, they’re still a food that you should definitely avoid feeding to your cat. Here’s what you need to know.
It’s hard to deal with potentially heartbreaking — and expensive — news in the heat of the moment. However, there are some steps you should consider taking when you’re faced with a vet’s diagnosis that you weren’t expecting or don’t agree with.
The short answer is yes, cats can eat peas. There are a number of health benefits that peas provide to a cat. In fact, you might have noticed that many commercial cat food brands add peas to their formulas. As always, you must ask your regular vet before sharing any human food with your beloved feline.
If your cat is in pain, you may miss some of the signs if you don’t know what to look for. Kitties don’t typically display pain as overtly as other animals might. Here are a few signs that can help you tell if your cat is hurting.
There is no short yes or no answer as to whether cats can eat ketchup safely; although, in general the answer veers more towards no. While a tiny amount of ketchup might not harm your cat, the condiment contains a few ingredients that can have more serious consequences.
Food intolerance in cats is a condition where the cat experiences an adverse reaction to a certain food. It’s often found out to be a digestive issue. The way this condition affects a cat will vary in severity from case to case. Here’s what you should know.
We all want our cats to lead their fullest, longest lives. Unfortunately, even the healthiest of cats can have their lives tragically cut short because of preventable accidents. That’s why we, as pet parents, have to do what we can to keep our kitties safe.
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.
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.
This is especially important to talk about around Easter, as many people bring home Easter lilies without considering the danger they present to pets. If you have cats in your family, read on and think twice about bringing those beautiful lilies home!
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.
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.
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.