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.
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.
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.
Cats can be very independent. They tend to take pretty good care of themselves. However, they can’t do everything on their own, so it’s up to us to be responsible. That’s why you should learn these seven important tips that could save your cat’s life.
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.
Now is a good time to do some spring cleaning. It can be tough to keep up with replacing and repairing all the stuff that we need to take care of our cats, but it’s important. Old, expired, or worn-out items can be a health hazard for our feline family members.
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.
There are a few hazards all cat owners should keep in mind before heading out to their Saint Paddy’s Day festivities—and we aren’t just talking about leprechauns. Make sure you keep your cat safe on Saint Patrick’s Day with these tips!
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.
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?
The third full week in March is National Poison Prevention Week, and March also happens to be Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. Spread the word so we can teach cat owners ways of keeping their kitties safe from poisoning.
March is National Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to go over some safety tips and prevent accidental poisoning in cats and other animals. Here’s a list of plants that could poison your cat.
March is National Pet Poison Prevention Awareness Month. It’s an important time to go over some pet poison prevention tips to keep our cats and other animals safe. Help spread the word so we can educate owners and save some cats!
As we humans grumpily “spring forward” and lose an hour of much-needed sleep, some of our feline friends are equally annoyed by the Daylight Saving Time switch. Here’s why they go bonkers and what you can do about it.