Bartonellosis: Another Reason for Pet Owners to Banish Fleas

BY DR. JENNA ASHTON DVM, MS, DACVIM | Article Featured on Vetstreet.com

While you may not be familiar with Bartonella, you’ve probably heard of cat scratch disease, a human condition caused by one form of this bacteria. As the name suggests, people can get this disease from the scratch or bite of an infected . . . → Read More: Bartonellosis: Another Reason for Pet Owners to Banish Fleas

What Is Cat Chirping and Why Do Cats Do It?

Article by Christine O’Brien | Featured on Hillspet

Chirping: It’s not just for the birds. In fact, cat chirping is one of several ways that cats communicate with their pet parents. But why do cats chirp and what’s the meaning behind this distinct cat noise? Let’s find out.

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Seizures in Your Dog or Cat

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What is a seizure?

Watching your dog or cat experience a seizure can be a scary thing, and for good reason: seizures are usually accompanied by convulsions and wild thrashing, yelps and cries, and sometimes excessive drooling, urination, and pooping.

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Cat Life Stages: Providing the Best Care for Your Cat at Any Age

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When you think of cat life stages, you might think that they consist of kittenhood, adulthood and senior age. You might also think that once a cat reaches adulthood, there isn’t much difference between cat care in adults and younger cats. If that’s the case, you’ll be surprised to learn . . . → Read More: Cat Life Stages: Providing the Best Care for Your Cat at Any Age

Cat Killing Conditions That Can Hide Undetected

Article Featured on Cat Health

When you have a cat in your family, you want to do the best you can to keep him healthy and happy. The best ways to do so are to keep up with his veterinary visits, feed him good quality food, and spend time playing and interacting with him . . . → Read More: Cat Killing Conditions That Can Hide Undetected

6 Ways to Help Calm a Cat That’s Upset

Article Featured on Cat Health

Many cats are creatures of habit, and they often become stressed or upset about changes in their environment, visitors, traveling, veterinary visits, and other out-of-the-ordinary occurrences in their lives. You can help your cat calm down and relax, but it might take time, and some of the techniques you . . . → Read More: 6 Ways to Help Calm a Cat That’s Upset

How to Tell If Your Cat Is Sick — 7 Symptoms to Watch Out For

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It happens all too often — by the time an owner realizes her cat is sick, the cat is very sick. Cats tend to hide their illnesses, and they even hide themselves when they’re ill. But many problems are best treated when they’re caught early, which means you are your . . . → Read More: How to Tell If Your Cat Is Sick — 7 Symptoms to Watch Out For

“Eufloria”: Catnip Isn’t the Only Plant Scent Cats May Love

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Cats seem to rely on their noses to understand the world more than we humans do. Cats detect smells and sense pheromones (chemicals produced and released by other cats) through their olfactory systems. For confined cats, appreciating the importance of their sense of smell can greatly enrich their environments, which . . . → Read More: “Eufloria”: Catnip Isn’t the Only Plant Scent Cats May Love

Cats are securely bonded to their people, too

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Cats have a reputation for being aloof and independent. But a study of the way domestic cats respond to their caregivers suggests that their socio-cognitive abilities and the depth of their human attachments have been underestimated.

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Constipation in Cats: It’s Never Normal

Posts by: Dr. Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ

Many cats are notorious for not drinking much water. This makes them prone to constipation. It would be a major error to take this condition lightly. Constipation is never normal. It can lead to a lot of suffering and a poor quality of life, so it . . . → Read More: Constipation in Cats: It’s Never Normal