I Found Lumps and Bumps on My Pet. How Serious Is It?

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We’ve been there: Your pet seems fine, and then all of a sudden, a new lumpy, bumpy mass pops up on his body, seemingly overnight. Sometimes these lumps and bumps can be caused by wounds, but other times they can be warts or other types of growths. Whatever the reason . . . → Read More: I Found Lumps and Bumps on My Pet. How Serious Is It?

Urinary Blockage in Cats: A Real Emergency

By DR. DONNA SPECTOR DVM, DACVIM | Featured on Vetstreet

A urinary blockage occurs when there is an obstruction in the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. When this happens it is difficult or impossible for a cat to empty the bladder, making it a . . . → Read More: Urinary Blockage in Cats: A Real Emergency

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

Chronic Ear Infections (Chronic Otitis) in Cats

Chronic otitis is basically a long-lasting ear infection that can affect any cat, causing itchy, painful ears. Quite a few things can cause the disease — parasites, allergies, growths, and more — which is progressive and can lead to rupture of the eardrum or even permanent narrowing of the ear canal. Treatment starts with . . . → Read More: Chronic Ear Infections (Chronic Otitis) in Cats

What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

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Most people have heard of “cat scratch fever” –– or at least they’ve heard the Ted Nugent song. But few know how the disease affects cats and, potentially, their people. The infection, officially called bartonellosis and caused by a bacteria . . . → Read More: What is Cat Scratch Disease? Sign & Symptoms of Bartonellosis

10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

By: Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM | Article Featured on PetMD

When a pet emergency strikes, the last thing you should be doing is scrambling for items you need. Assembling a first aid kit for pets will give you the peace of mind that you’ll be prepared in case of an emergency. Make sure to . . . → Read More: 10 Things You Need in Your Pet First Aid Kit

How Cats Show Affection

How Cats Show Affection

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Our feline friends can be inscrutable, meaning hard to read. You’re not alone if you wonder sometimes if your cat even likes you. Chances are he does, and very much.

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101 Things to Do With Your Cat on National Pet Day

Jean Marie Bauhaus | Article Featured on Care.com

Although cats are often thought of as low-maintenance pets, they can become irritable if not given enough stimulation. For the sake of your kitty’s health and your family’s overall happiness, this list of 101 activities to do with your cat will get the job done:

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Keep Ticks and Fleas Away from Your Pet

I love summertime, but the worst part is by far the bugs. Bugs like fleas and ticks are most prominent during the warmer seasons and can wreak havoc on your pet if not handled properly. Fleas, for example, can swarm in masses and quickly infest your pets and home.

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When to Worry if Your Pet Refuses to Eat

Written by Dr. Karen Shaw Becker | Article Featured on Mercola Pets

Generally speaking, healthy dogs and cats love mealtime. That’s why a change in appetite — especially a decreased interest in eating — is something pet parents and veterinarians must closely monitor.

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