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Cats in the U.S.

The American Veterinary Medical Assocation lists these numbers for cat ownership in the United States:

Most Expensive Cats

TheRichest.com is a leading source for Internet-savvy millennials searching for information on the topics they love. With a pretty obvious focus on money, the website recently listed the 10 most expensive cats:

Prednisone vs. Prednisolone

The most commonly used steroids are the oral preparations prednisone and prednisolone, which treat a wide range of illnesses from autoimmune disease to allergies to eosinophilic granuloma complex, immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, and certain cancers.

Happening Now…

The TV show Americas Got Talent included a mind-boggling cat act, with some amazing tricks by very happy cats. You can seee it here at: https://youtu.be/8e0z3-iZ_TY.

Cats Are Resistant to Lyme Disease

Recently, my dog was diagnosed with Lyme disease. When I asked my vet about checking my cats, he said that cats did not get Lyme because of how they groom themselves. I have read several accounts of pet parents looking for help because their cat contracted Lyme. Can you please clear up this quandary and list symptoms?

Caring for Your Sphynx Cat

Sphynx cats know how to have fun and love interacting with their people. Some owners say theyre mischievous and noisier than the average cat. But theyre not really completely hairless.

Torn Cruciate Ligaments

The cranial cruciate ligament helps to stabilize the knee (stifle) in cats. Cats who tear their cruciate ligaments usually will be acutely lame. Upon veterinary examination, a drawer sign (abnormal laxity of the stifle) will be evident, suggesting instability of the joint.

Grant Renewal

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, Petco Foundation, and Blue Buffalo renewed a grant that subsidizes the cost of cancer treatments for qualifying owners of dogs and cats.

Chirps and Chatters

Does your cat make noises that sound nothing like a traditional meow? Shes not the only one! While purrs, hisses, and, of course, the famous meow are the best-known cat sounds, cats have a wide repertoire of noises they use to communicate with other cats and us.

Special Feline Nutritional Needs

Who would have guessed feline nutrition could be tricky? Many major nutrients must be consumed by your cat for him to stay healthy. While your cat food likely includes the proper levels of these nutrients, its important for you, as the cat owner, to understand what they are and why they are important.

Compounded Drug Benefits

One day, you may find yourself heading for a pharmacy because your veterinarian prescribed a special drug that the pharmacist has to prepare. These medications are called compounded drugs, and they serve an important role in veterinary medicine.

When Hospice Is Needed

Everyone hopes the day will never come, but at some point, you may notice that your cat is approaching the end of her life. When this happens, your goal becomes to keep her comfortable and happy for as long as possible.