New CatWatch Website

We’re pleased to present to you, from The Feline Health Center at the Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, CatWatch’s brand-new website. On the site, you’ll find our cat health and wellness articles...

Feeding the Cat with Cancer

Weight loss can be tough to see because its so gradual. You should weigh your cat every week if possible. The sooner you recognize shes losing weight, the sooner you can address the problem.

New Way of Evaluating Feline Pain

At the 2019 AVMA Convention in August, Dr. Paulo Steagall, an associate professor of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia at the University of Montreal, presented the Feline Grimace Scale or FGS, which is a method of evaluating a cats pain using facial expressions.

Bacteria May Be Source of Scent

Domestic cats, like many other mammals, use smelly secretions from anal sacs to mark territory and communicate with other animals. A new study from the Genome Center at the University of California, Davis, shows that many odiferous compounds from a male cat are made not by the cat but by a community of bacteria living in the anal sacs.

Cats and Bonding

A study reported in Current Biology shows that most cats are securely attached to their owner and use them as a source of security.