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Indoor cats can be exposed to fleas by housemates who go outside and give the fleas a ride in.

Fighting the Fleas Around Us

Everyone hates to find a flea crawling on their cat. The typical response is immediate: a bath followed by an effective topical, such as...
Using a tablet or smartphone is pretty commonplace. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that veterinary medicine is embracing it.

When Telemedicine Works Well

Veterinary medicine has not been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to curbside appointments, requiring masks, and sometimes reduced hours,...
Lillies are deadly! Don’t take the chance of an accident like this.

Make Easter Cat-Friendly

A quick response if your cat licks, chews, or swallows a harmful substance can mean the difference between life and death. But you must...

Best Designs for Feline Kennel Space

A recent article in Veterinary Practice News says that researchers recommend feline cages have clear doors so cats can see out (or covers they...

Lumpy, Bumpy, Clumpy Coats

You’re petting your cat and you realize that her silky coat is not so silky anymore. Whether your attention has been grabbed by small...

Peace in a “Mixed” Household

A recent study from the United Kingdom looked at the efficacy of pheromones to help calm the waters, using the commercial products Feliway Friends...
Vest-style harness

Choosing a Cat Harness

Whether you want to take your cat for safe outdoor excursions or just have a little more security when transporting her in your car,...
Black Cat

Be Careful With Essential Oils

A webinar from the Pet Poison HelpLine by Charlotte Flint, DVM, DABT, raises more concerns about essential oils, which are concentrated volatile plant oils...

Whiskers and Food Bowls

Your cat’s whiskers are a sensitive part of her anatomy. Also called vibrissae, whiskers are touch-sensitive hairs that grow in a couple of locations...
Tabby Scottish Fold cat

What Your Indoor Cat Does All Day

In the wild, cats are busy hunting and foraging all day. So how does your indoor cat occupy her time? The Winn Feline Foundation...
Trichobezoar

Trichobezoar Means “Hairball”

Hairballs are, unfortunately, a normal part of being a cat. As your cat grooms herself, the rough barbs on her tongue catch the hair...

Snake Bites: Cats Fair Better Than Dogs

A study in the Journal of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology compared the effects of snake venoms on the blood-clotting factors in dogs and cats....