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5 Signs of a Fever

by Lori Sciame January 5th, 2017| Cats, Health
Many cat owners wonder, "How can I tell if my cat is ill?"  Unlike children, whose foreheads offer immediate feedback on temperature, cats can be much more difficult when it comes to information on whether they have a fever or not.  Read this post for tips on how to
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3 Things to Know About Cat Health

by Lori Sciame December 8th, 2016| Cats, Health
I recently took my two 10 year-old cats to the vet for their annual check ups.  Although I can't refer to the experience as being fun, it certainly was educational.  It seems that no matter how long I've owned cats, I always have more to learn about issues surrounding

Winter Care for Cats

by James Maynard November 3rd, 2016| Cats, Health
Cats who spend time outdoors need special care during colder months, especially those who live in northern climates. These needs include changes in diet, exercise and body care.

Most important, it is vital for a cat's health to have their time outside limited during cold weather. It may

Feline Halitosis: Bad Breath in Cats  

by Donella Crigger July 14th, 2016| Cats, Health
Nothing is better than getting a gentle nuzzle from your cat. You may have noticed, however, that as your cat rubs its face against yours, there’s an unpleasant odor. After checking your own breath, you may find that your cat’s breath is the culprit. Although it may

Why is My Cat Licking Himself So Much?

by Donella Crigger June 16th, 2016| Cats, Health
Cats are notoriously clean animals. Licking and grooming themselves comes naturally to them. In fact, cats spend 30-50 percent of their waking hours grooming themselves! These frequent grooming habits make it difficult for owners to notice when there’s a problem, but some cats do, in fact, groom
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6 Ways to Care for Your Cat’s Paws

by Donella Crigger April 21st, 2016| Cats, Health
Cats are curious creatures and meticulous groomers. When it comes to their paws, those two characteristics can mean trouble. Healthy paws are essential to having a healthy cat, so here are six ways to make sure your kitty’s claws are in tip-top shape.

1. Keep Your Cat’s Claws


Rodent Ulcers: What is that Thing on My Cat’s Lip?

by Donella Crigger March 23rd, 2016| Cats, Health
For such a small thing, this disease has a big name: Eosinophilic granulomas. The term actually covers a group of skin diseases that causes granulation and/or ulceration of the skin. They may be caused by allergies, parasites, dental infections or a suppressed immune system in cats affected
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When Hairballs Send You Running for Cover

by Donella Crigger February 25th, 2016| Cats, Health
Few things incite panic in a cat owner quite like hearing the hack, hack, hacking sound a cat makes when he’s coughing up a hairball. While hairballs are par for the course when you own a cat, they’re not pleasant to see or to clean up. By
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Feline Herpes: What You Need to Know

by Donella Crigger January 21st, 2016| Cats, Health
Sneezing, a runny nose, watery eyes and congestion – sounds miserable, doesn’t it? Although it may sound like a terrible cold for us humans, it can be equally as unpleasant for our feline friends. If you notice your cat exhibiting cold- or flu-like symptoms, take your cat

3 Feline Health Problems Linked to Low Taurine

by Marnie Bii August 24th, 2015| Cats, Health
Before cats were domesticated, they often consumed small critters, such as rats and snakes, whole. The consumption of the intestines and organs provides felines with a rich mix of nutrients not available from any other source. One such nutrient, found in the intestines and internal organs, is taurine. Taurine
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4 Symptoms Found in Cats With Manx Syndrome

by Marnie Bii July 27th, 2015| Cats, Health
Manx cats are prone to a genetic mutation that causes a number of lifelong health symptoms. Although breeders carefully choose mating pairs to reduce the chance of passing Manx cat syndrome down the family line, there's still a chance kittens can acquire this condition. The problem arises when a
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3 Common Health Concerns in Bombay

by Lori Sciame June 8th, 2015| Cats, Health
The title of this article may be a bit misleading.  It may seem as if it refers to an amazing location, Bombay, India, but instead it refers to an amazing animal - the Bombay cat. In fact, I will not be discussing specific health concerns in a bustling city.
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