Remember, your new cat isn’t sure who you are. Give her time to settle in. Sit near her, talk with her, but allow her to make the approach.

Welcoming a Rescue Cat

Watching your new rescue cat, or a stray you brought into your home, blossom and become part of your family is rewarding. With proper...
Cat food ingredients are screened for aflatoxins and other contaminants, but aflatoxin can be difficult to detect at its initial stages and may therefore slip into a batch of food, undetected.

Toxic Aflatoxin-Producing Mold

Aflatoxins are produced by the mold Aspergillus flavus, which can grow on corn, peanuts, and other grains. Those infected grains can end up in...
The Abyssinian cat dates back to Egypt 4,000 years ago and has a distinctive tabby coloring with individual hairs banded with different colors. The elegant, playful Abyssinian has earned the nicknames “Runway Model of the Cat World” and “Clowns of the Cat Kingdom.”

Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Q. I have a 2-year-old male Abyssinian cat that I just found out has two copies of abnormal PRA rdAC gene. He is otherwise...
Most cats are attracted to the scent of a catnip plant.

Why Cats Are Crazed for Catnip

About 60 to 70% of cats react playfully to catnip. Some rub their face on it and go to sleep. Other cats toss it,...
If chemotherapy is not an option, you can still provide your cat with relief. Prednisone alone will not usually induce remission in feline lymphoma, but it decreases inflammation and reduces symptoms. Some cats can stay comfortable and achieve a good quality of life for several months on this drug. Your veterinarian may prescribe other treatments or medications to relieve your cat’s specific symptoms.

Living With Lymphoma

Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell that produces antibodies and protects your cat from infections. When lymphocytes become...