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New Las Vegas Microchip Ordinance for Pets

Since Hawaii passed a pet microchip requirement law in 2021, additional states/municipalities added similar regulations, including California, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts,...

Cornell CatWatch Earns Multiple Writing Awards

Our Cornell CatWatch staff is thrilled to have earned two of the Cat Writer’s Assocation’s major awards and three MUSE Medallions, which are awarded...

How to Help a Feral Cat

Many feral cats living in our neighborhoods are doing just fine and don’t need our help. But once in a while a sick or...

Clean Mouth = Healthy Cat

Keeping your cat’s mouth clean goes a long way toward keeping her comfortable and healthy for many years. Can you imagine not brushing your...

Too Many Hairballs?

Cats have a natural fastidious need to groom and tongues that have papillae spikes, which cause the rough feel when your cat licks you....

One Cat or Two? Or 10?

We all love photos showing a group of happy, lounging cats, each in their own patch of sunshine. We also know homes with two...

Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex in Cats

Q: I have two adult male cats from the same litter that are suffering from something called “eosinophilic granuloma.” They are both on cetirizine...

Download The Full December 2023 Issue PDF

  • Itchy Ears: More Than Mites
  • Veterinary Vaccine Controversies
  • Must I Deworm My Cat?
  • Respiratory Illness in Cats Can Be Serious
  • Behavior Detective Work
  • Ask Dr. K

Jobs for Feral Cats

Rats love cities, and fighting rat populations is difficult. Poisons can affect other animals and children. Traps also may catch innocent bystanders. Some cities...

Itchy Ears: More Than Mites

Ear mites are usually the first thing you worry about if your cat starts scratching her ears. This is no surprise, as ear mites...

Veterinary Vaccine Controversies

There is no doubt that vaccines can and do save lives. The rabies vaccine is a perfect example.Rabies is a viral zoonotic disease that...

Must I Deworm My Cat?

Skipping your cat’s deworming can put other pets and family members at risk. “The ideal deworming protocol is going to vary from animal to...