Health & Wellness Articles

Understanding a Cat’s Primordial Pouch

August 21, 2023

Have you ever noticed your feline friend’s belly sagging peculiarly? You may have wondered if she gained a little weight, but there’s more to this curious feature than meets the eye. Meet the primordial pouch, an abdominal flap that sometimes swings from side to side as cats move. This unique…

The Importance of Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

July 31, 2023

Maintaining good oral hygiene for your feline friend is essential, as periodontal disease affects many cats over four years old. Starting as gingivitis, caused by plaque interacting with the gums, this condition can progress to more severe periodontal disease if left untreated. Tartar formation occurs when plaque thickens and mineralizes,…

Cat Mating, Reproduction, and Care

July 24, 2023

The intricacies of cat mating and reproduction may be more complex than they initially appear. While it may seem that cats mate frequently and indiscriminately, leading to the birth of adorable kittens, the reality is more nuanced. Did you know that cats only ovulate when they mate? Or that a…

New Study Compares Disease Risk in Purebred and Mixed-Breed Cats

July 10, 2023

A recent publication in the journal VetRecord has shed light on the differences in cat disease risks, revealing notable variations between purebred and mixed-breed cats. This groundbreaking study utilized a vast dataset that included information from insurance policies, insurance claims, and comprehensive data on the breed, age, and sex for…

Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

March 20, 2023

Many cats seem to go out of their way to eat dog food. Sometimes the grass is greener on your neighbor’s lawn, and sometimes the food on someone else’s plate looks better. While you probably wouldn’t spoil your neighbor’s property or steal food from someone else’s plate, cats probably would….

What Are Signs My Cat May Have Cancer

What Are Signs My Cat May Have Cancer

February 6, 2023

Cancer is a scary diagnosis for a beloved cat. If caught in its early stages you can expect to have good treatment options, and your cat can go on to live a happy life for many years. Knowing the signs of cancer in cats is vital. Science has made a…

Dry Food Versus Wet Food, What's Better?

Dry Food Versus Wet Food, What’s Better?

January 16, 2023

Should I use wet cat food? When you walk into the supermarket or pet store, you are bombarded with different types of cat food: wet, dry, complete, and specific for a breed or age. There is so much choice. But is it better to give your cat wet or dry…

Why You Shouldn't Declaw Your Cat

Why You Shouldn’t Declaw Your Cat

December 12, 2022

You may consider these arguments against declawing a cat or declawing along with neutering if a veterinarian suggests it. However, before deciding on your pet’s surgery, have all the facts. Declawing is not Nail Trimming Declawing involves amputation of the first joint of the cat’s toes. Whether this procedure is…

Depression in Cats: Symptoms and Causes

December 5, 2022

Many people unfairly believe that cats are aloof and unemotional creatures with no particular attachment to their owners, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, cats and humans have nearly identical parts of the brain that control emotions, implying cats could feel emotions similar to how we…

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Should I Give My Cat Milk?

July 18, 2022

No one could hold it against you if you believed milk was good for your cat, but the truth is that it is a myth. Milk is not the most nutritious drink for cats and may even cause digestive distress. Your cat may find comfort in milk as it reminds…

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What Foods Are Toxic to Cats?

April 11, 2022

As humans, we like to share almost everything we have with our family members including our pets who we treat as part of our family too. However, feeding your cats human foods can sometimes harm them even if you had a good intention in sharing your food with them. Some…

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Crystal Therapy and Cats

March 28, 2022

If you believe in the healing powers of crystals during your meditation or if you collect them because they are shiny and pretty, there is no denying that crystals have been beneficial in your life. What many people do not know is that healing crystals can be used on animals…

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How to Help Your Cat Deal With Hairballs

March 21, 2022

Cleaning up nasty soggy hairballs is something that most cat owners have learned to live with. But hairballs from cats are not only unpleasant for the one who has to clean them up but especially annoying and uncomfortable for your pet too. Hairballs are pretty common among felines especially since…

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Beware of these symptoms meaning your cat might be sick

November 3, 2021

Cats in the wild have learned to hide their illness to protect themselves from predators. Although in a completely different environment away from lurking dangers, today’s house cats have also adopted this instinct to self-protect. As a cat owner, you should be sensitive to changes in your pet’s behavior to…

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What is Ringworm in Cats and What Can I Do About It?

October 18, 2021

Ringworm is a zoonotic infection that can transfer from cats to humans and vice versa. The fungus that causes ringworm can infect various animals and it can be quite an annoying condition when your indoor cat gets afflicted. Here’s everything you need to know. What is Ringworm in Cats? Dermatophytes…

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Is Running Water Better for Cats?

October 11, 2021

Like humans, animals have their own preferences when it comes to food, water, and daily lifestyle. This is rooted in natural animal instincts that they may have carried with them as they evolved as a species. Our feline friends are no exception to this. You may have noticed that your…

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Why Do Cats Pant?

October 9, 2021

Dogs pant all the time, so there is no reason for pet owners to be alarmed when they see their dogs panting. But what are the odds that you catch your cat panting? Unlike dogs, it is quite unusual to see a cat panting as they are usually in a…

Grey and white tabby cat eats cat grass

Why Do Cats Eat Grass?

September 16, 2021

You may have noticed on a few occasions your cat nibbling on grass. You may also be disturbed if sometimes your pet throws up afterward. Should this cat’s practice be a concern to a cat owner like you? Let’s learn the reasons behind this strange cat behavior. Reasons Cats Eat…

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What is Feline AIDS?

August 16, 2021

Feline immunodeficiency virus or cat FIV, more commonly known as “feline AIDS,” is a retrovirus infection among cats. It is called cat FIV or AIDS because its effects are similar to that of human HIV, except it specifically affects felines. Understanding Feline AIDS This viral infection, first detected in the…