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Cats are going to choose whatever container of water best suits their tastes at the moment.

Watch for Dehydration

Water is one of the most important components of your cat’s diet. Your cat gains water by drinking, eating, and from metabolic water (produced...
A kitten needs her mom to teach her about

When Can Kitty Leave Mom?

We all know that face. The tiny, round kitten face with bright eyes and a ring of fluff beneath the ears. Young kittens are...
This nail is too long and is beginning to curve inward toward the pad.

Ingrown Claws—Ouch!

Most active cats keep their nails worn down by walking and sharpening them on scratching posts (and possibly—but hopefully not—your furniture). Typical kittens and...
If this picture looks familiar, you’re far from alone. Cats tend not to be big fans of baths in general, especially with lots of lather.

5 Things: Bath Time for Kitty

Most cats don’t need a bath often, but when they do, it can be a daunting enterprise for both of you. These tips may...

Can I Give My Cat CBD Oil?

Q. I have been reading about the use of CBD oil for problems in people, and I have a 12-year-old cat that doesn’t eat...
While aging is not an illness, it does bring with it a number of physical difficulties. Be alert to your cat and make a veterinary appointment if something seems amiss rather than thinking, “She’s just getting old.”

The Aging Cat Needs a Careful Eye

When we hear someone tell us our senior cat “looks really good for her age,” we might want to give some thought to that...
Coronavirus Cat Litter

Kitty Litter and Disease Transmission

Enteric coronavirus is a highly contagious viral disease that is passed in the feces of infected cats, where it can then infect other cats....
You cat will enjoy a daily walk to change his environment, breathe fresh air, and check out what’s happening.

Teach Your Cat to Walk On a Leash

Many of our feline friends are fascinated with the great outdoors, but letting cats roam freely comes with a myriad of problems and risks....
If you spot a tick, grab the tweezers. It won’t jump or fly; ticks can only crawl.

How to Remove a Tick

If your cat goes outside this time of year, he may bring home an unwelcome guest—a tick. These arachnid parasites need a bloodmeal to...
We do not necessarily always know what physical abnormalities our cat may have.

Sudden, Unexplained Death

Q. Our beloved gray and white tabby domestic shorthair recently died suddenly the day after receiving a clean bill of health (normal blood work...
overworked vets

Overworked Veterinarians

Chris Roth, DVM, writes on a PetsBest blog that COVID-19 has caused pet ownership to surge by 10%. This has left veterinarians overworked and...
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...