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Monitoring Feline Acne

What You Can Do Use glass, ceramic, or stainless-steel dishes. Clean your cat’s chin daily if she tends to be a messy eater, particularly after...

Stress Increases Tear Production in Cats

Cats are easily stressed, especially at the veterinary clinic. A study by researchers in Brazil decided to determine the impact of acute stress on...

End-of-Life Decisions

Palliative care, hospice, and euthanasia are things most of us will someday face with our beloved cats. It’s wise to understand the differences among...

The Blocked Cat

These are dreaded words for a veterinary clinic: “We have a blocked cat coming in.”  A “blocked cat” is vet clinic jargon for a...

Tending to Tail Trauma

A cat with an injured tail is often in pain, frustrated, and needs help. A cat’s tail is an extension of the spine and...

What Causes a Mucous Plug?

Q: My 15-year-old female cat probably has feline idiopathic cystitis, which may be due to anxiety. Last summer, the vet saw what he thought...

Could Your Cat Be Diabetic?

The term “diabetes mellitus” roughly translates to “sweet urine” and is derived from the fact that glucose spills from the bloodstream into the urine...

Insurance Pluses and Pitfalls

It used to be that setting some money aside would cover any surprise medical bills your cat might incur. But as veterinary medical care...

2023 Top Toxins for Cats

T he Pet Poison Help Line tracks toxin trends and, for 2023, the most common for all animals were food products (31%). Human drugs were...

Diagnosis: Diabetes

Ask anyone who has a diabetic cat and you may well hear about fights with the cat over basic care and treatment. While daily...

Cat Frantically Licks Belly

Q: My 10-year-old male cat has licked all the hair off his legs and his belly, which appear to be a bit reddish/pinkish in...

Cat Paw Pad Problems

Although some feline paw pad problems may resolve on their own, when your cat’s paw pads become injured or appear abnormal, she should see...