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Monitor for Parasites

In a 2021 study published in Animals, a peer-reviewed open-access publication, researchers found that 58.2% of cats in rescue and 82.2 % of free-roaming...

Concerned About Mute Cat

My 12- or 13-year-old rescue cat has gone from vocalizing normally to practically mute in about two to three weeks. He makes meowing motions...

Home Alone—Is It OK?

Few cats like to travel, so most of us leave cats home when we leave for vacation. But how to provide for her needs...

“Sudden” Blindness

Cats are notoriously good at hiding early symptoms of disease, often providing few clues until things get so bad that normal functioning is impossible....

Download The Full May 2022 Issue PDF

  • The Reasons Some Cats Bite
  • Red Alert: Cat Stops Eating
  • Tiny Fleas Carry Big Diseases
  • Unrelenting Itchy Ears
  • Adding a Pet? It Takes Time
  • Do All Cats Itch and Scratch?

Helping Kittens

The National Kitten Coalition, which educates shelter volunteers, annouced that its students saved 122,076 kittens in 2021, an average of 42 kittens per student...

Do All Cats Itch and Scratch?

Q. I have a 1-year old female cat that is scratching a lot in her neck area. I give her Revolution plus flea-and-tick medicine...

Adding a Pet? It Takes Time

Cats have strong opinions that can become apparent when you add a new pet. To avoid hissing, spitting, and scratched noses, “Be patient, do...

Unrelenting Itchy Ears

Instead of lying quietly curled up on your lap, your cat is shaking her head and scratching and digging at her ears. You look...

Tiny Fleas Carry Big Diseases

Fleas are tiny blood-sucking parasites that can spread disease to your cat and to you and your family. They’ve evolved over millions of years—they...

Red Alert: Cat Stops Eating

When your cat starts missing meals or her free-choice bowl isn’t requiring as many refills, you need to take action. Not eating can be...

Fish-Skin Grafts Can Be Used to Heal Wounds

Fish-skin grafts, which are used in people for serious wounds such as burns, are making their way into the veterinarian’s office. Burns and degloving...