From the August 2017 Issue

Kidney Failure is a Progressive Disease

Kidney Failure is a Progressive Disease

Kidney failure is a leading cause of death in domestic cats.

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Current Issue

How to Handle a Finicky Eater

Some cats are just naturally picky and like to have variety in their diet, but changes in eating habits can also be a sign of stress or major illness.

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Could Our Furniture be Making our Cats Sick?

A 2017 study from Stockholm University, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, suggests that our houses may be making our cats sick.

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Hairballs are Normal for Cats

Hairballs, also known as trichobezoars, are a fact of life for most cat fanciers. This is especially true if you have a long-haired cat, such as a Persian or domestic long-hair, but even domestic short hairs can suffer from hairballs.

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SHORT TAKES

The Morris Animal Foundation recently wrote that a cat’s best defense against cancer may be snuggling with her owner.

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Kidney failure is a leading cause of death in domestic cats. Generally, this is from chronic kidney failure, but acute kidney failure can be fatal as well.

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Lilies are Dangerous — Indoor Cats are Especially Vulnerable

Q Is it OK that we planted lilies in our garden? A friend of mine said we’re poisoning the neighborhood cats. I certainly don’t want to do that! I’ve had cats all my life and never heard of a cat poisoned by eating a lily. We’ve even had lily plants inside. My cat stays strictly indoors so I’m not worried about her in our garden, but I do see our neighbors’ cats out and about.…

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