Fading kitten syndrome in cats refers to a number of unfortunate ways that kittens might die during the early weeks after they’re born. Certain pedigree breeds of kitten are said to be more likely to suffer from fading kitten syndrome. Here’s what you should know.
Cats are fairly independent animals, so it may come as a surprise that separation anxiety in cats isn’t all that uncommon. Separation anxiety can be the root of many unwanted behaviors, and reducing your cat’s anxiety will keep them happier, healthier, and less destructive when you leave home.
Upper respiratory infection in cats can refer to a number of conditions that affect the cat’s sinuses, nose, and throat. These infections are often viral or bacterial in nature and can be very contagious. Here’s what you should know.
Toxoplasmosis in cats is a zoonotic disease, meaning the parasite that causes it can spread between animals and humans. The disease occurs in cats when they’re infected by a parasite called Toxoplasma gondii. Here’s what you should know.
Cats purr, chirp, and occasionally, they make a weird sound that seemingly defies description. It is a mix between a yowl and a whine, but cat-like. It is a drawn-out moan that sounds melodramatic. This is called caterwauling.
Flea bite dermatitis in cats is a condition that occurs when the saliva present in fleas’ bites causes allergic reactions in cats’ skin. It can result in excessive itching and even hair loss. Here’s what you should know.
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.