Cat ears are responsible for a lot more than inspiring a trend of adorable headbands for humans. Your cat’s ears are incredible body parts that not only detect sound, but control balance, communicate mood, and even help hunt prey.
Cats can develop everything from viruses in their eyes to glaucoma. As a cat owner, you should pay close attention to the health of your cat’s eyes. Here are the most important things that you should know about your kitty’s vision.
The best way to protect your cat from ticks is to prevent ticks from being able to use your cat as a buffet. But let’s say you have found a tick on your cat. How exactly do you go about removing it? Here’s how to do it safely.
There is a common misconception that every human year equals seven cat years. This is not how you accurately measure out cat years, which isn’t an exact number. Here’s what you should know about cat years and how long cats tend to live.
May is known as peak spring time for many of us–but it’s also Chip Your Pet Month. So if you haven’t yet had your cat microchipped, here’s the ins and outs of why it’s something you really need to get around doing before the month is out.
If you have ever donated blood or needed surgery, you are more than familiar with your blood type. But what about your cat’s blood type? Knowing your cat’s blood type can be vital in times of emergency. Here is everything you need to know about the different cat blood types.
Most cats love food, but for some, eating disorders can cause health concerns. While human eating disorders are well known, feline eating disorders aren’t commonly understood. Here are five cat eating disorders that you should know about.
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.
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.
As concerned pet parents, one of the problems most of us will face at some point is how to deal with diarrhea in cats. There are many possible causes of diarrhea, but we really just want our poor kitties to feel better.
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.
Being overweight can be detrimental to a cat’s health. But, just like crash dieting is a bad idea for people, it’s a really bad idea for cats. If you want to help your kitty lose weight, follow these tips to make sure you’re doing it safely.
If you’ve ever seen your furry friend playing with it, you already know that catnip isn’t just a clever name. The plant’s effects on cats have been known for centuries, but there’s plenty to this feel-good herb that you might not know.
If you notice blood in your cat’s urine–known as hematuria–it’s not just shocking. It can also make you terrified for your kitty’s health. That said, you’ll be relieved to know that most issues that cause blood to appear in feline urine are easily treatable and resolve quickly.
One day you have a cute kitten, the next you’re living with a teenage cat who’s decided it’s time to make their mark on the world—literally. Here are a few things you can expect to see with an adolescent cat–and some ways you can reduce the stress they cause.
Prednisone and prednisolone are steroids used to reduce inflammation, treat some types of cancer, suppress the immune system, and act as an artificial replacement for glucocorticoid when the cat’s body is not making enough on its own.
I’ve grown concerned over my cat’s obsession with food. Anytime I’m in the kitchen, she cries and circles around my feet, begging for more. After a trip to the vet, I decided to try out these tips that might help you with your own food-obsessed cat.
April 17 is officially recognized as Banana Day! You’ll probably be happy to know that most cats can occasionally eat bananas without problems, but there are exceptions. Here’s what you should know about cats and bananas.
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.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your cat is still uncomfortable with their litter box. In these situations, you might be dealing with a surprising cause of litter box aversion–hip dysplasia. Here’s what you should know.
National Hairball Awareness Day–the last Friday in April–serves as an annual reminder for all friends of felines to learn a bit more about hairballs and evaluate the health of their cats. Here’s what you should know!