From The Vet: 5 Things You Should Know About Your Cat’s Paws

Since you love your cat, you love every part of her, and it’s important that you understand every part of her, t00. Her paws are the foundation that she stands on and there are some valuable things that you should know about them. They play a huge part in helping a cat do his job as a hunter, as well as helping him stay safe and communicate with other cats. 1. Each of the paw’s joints are subject to joint disease.  A … Read more

Ask A Vet: Do I Really Need To Brush My Cat’s Teeth?

Dental health has been proven to affect overall health for cats. If you can see brown or yellow buildup on your cat’s teeth, then there are trillions of bacteria present on the surface of the teeth. These bacteria cause dental pain and infection. This type of infection can go to other organs, creating abscesses, heart disease, and other serious issues. Dental disease is bad for your cat’s physical health and if his bad breath is obvious, it is affecting his emotional health … Read more

Can My Cat Get Separation Anxiety?

Many people hold an incorrect assumption that cats are solitary animals that do not need a lot of attention. Although they may be more independent than dogs, cats are actually very social and affectionate with their human companions and even other pets in the house. Unfortunately, the thought that cats don’t require much time and care leaves many owners struggling to understand strange behaviors from their feline friends. We’ve almost all heard of dogs having separation anxiety and how severe … Read more

Ask A Vet: How Can I Tell If My Cat Has Ear Mites?

Ear mite infestation is a common for kittens and sometimes adult cats. Ear mites are just what they sound like: tiny bugs that live in the ears of affected cats. They live and reproduce inside the ear canal and their activities are certainly irritating for their feline host. The kitty will probably need a vet’s help to get rid of these itchy and pesky troublemakers because the inflammation they cause can predispose him to secondary infections. Over-the-counter treatments may not … Read more

7 Things Your Cat Needs From You The Most

Our kitties are the loves of our lives, and we always want to make sure that they have everything that they need. From the best care to the best guardians (us, of course!), our cats bring so much joy to our days that we want to return the favor. While we love to spoil our cats with extra toys and treats, the first step is to make sure that their basic need are met. Below are the 7 things your cat … Read more

6 Subtle Signs Your Cat May Be Sick

Cats are masters at hiding illnesses, so it’s not always easy to know when something is wrong. To make matters more complicated, sometimes the signs are so subtle that they may be easy to miss or disregard. Here are 6 subtle signs to look out for and take seriously. Your cat’s health and life may depend on it. #1 – Dull coat A healthy coat on  a cat will be smooth and shiny. Dull coats often indicate poor nutrition or … Read more

From The Vet: What Your Senior Cat’s Weight Says About Their Health

You know your senior cat better than anyone. You’ve probably had her with you for years.  But since you see her every day, you might not notice changes in her body weight. The trouble is that sometimes minor changes in weight can be a hint at bigger problems. Because of the types of health issues that are more common in senior cats, weight loss is more often a complaint than weight gain (although there are problems that might present themselves as … Read more

4 Ways To Feed Your Cat’s Brain

A healthy mind promotes a healthy body, so feeding your cat’s brain is essential in reaching optimal health and wellness. The most important part of nutrition is feeding a high-quality meal with whole foods and real ingredients, but sometimes supplements can be added to ensure your cat is getting enough from their food. A proper diet should start from kittenhood to allow cats to grow strong with healthy cognitive function and even reduce the risk of degenerative brain diseases as they … Read more

Ask A Vet: Why Is My Cat Sneezing?

A sneeze is a reflex that occurs when something triggers tiny receptors in our noses to blast out air and expel contaminants. Anything that can act irritating can trigger the response. Cats are like people in that the same types of things can trigger a sneeze. These things can be airborne contaminants (like smoke), allergens (allergic rhinitis) and even infectious particles. Any cat can sneeze occasionally and it is not particularly concerning, but if they do it more than just … Read more

5 Serious Risks Associated With Feline Obesity

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, an estimated 59% of cats in the United States are overweight or obese. That means over half of our cats are suffering from a very preventable condition – enough that there is an entire organization dedicated to counter its prevalence. This is because obesity attributes to, or directly causes, so many health conditions. The best way to stay healthy is to prevent disease and illness, so making sure our cats are a … Read more