Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

Article Found on Pet Poison Helpline

Do you have a cat in your household? Please use EXTREME caution when bringing in flowers, bouquets, and new plants into your cat-friendly household. Easter lilies are extremely poisonous to cats, and just 1-2 leaves (or even the pollen) can kill a cat! Even small ingestions can result . . . → Read More: Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats?

Combating Cat Car Sickness

Article by Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM | Found on Pet Health Network

Dogs and humans aren’t the only ones who can suffer from car sickness or motion sickness. Cats can also develop gastrointestinal distress while traveling in the car, and for some, traveling by air or boat can induce the same reaction.

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Solving Cat Litter Box Problems

Article by Julie Edgar | Featured on Medicine Net

Cats are fastidious creatures, and nowhere is that more evident than in their litter box habits. When your cat won’t use the litter box — and at least 10% of all cats develop an elimination problem — the cause could be anything from an unclean . . . → Read More: Solving Cat Litter Box Problems

Why Do Cats Love Boxes?

Article Found on CatHealth.com

Cats inside cardboard boxes . . . it’s so common that it’s become cliché. Why do cats like boxes so much?

There has been some research into this issue, and it seems likely that there are multiple reasons for cats to go crazy for cardboard boxes.

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9 Warning Signs You Should Take Your Dog to the Vet

Article by Eloise Porter | Medically Reviewed by Steve Kim, MD | Featured on Health Line

When to Worry About Your Pet

Your dog is part of the family: He’s your best friend, eats your leftovers, and accompanies you on morning walks. But your dog can’t complain, so how do . . . → Read More: 9 Warning Signs You Should Take Your Dog to the Vet

Can Cats and Christmas Trees Co-Exist?

If you have a cat, you don’t need us to tell you how challenging it can be to keep your cat out of restricted areas of the house. Cats are slinky little creatures. So, even though you have set up a nice little perimeter around the Christmas tree to keep small creatures out, cats . . . → Read More: Can Cats and Christmas Trees Co-Exist?

Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog

Article featured on Paws

It’s important to have realistic expectations when introducing a new pet to a resident pet. Some cats are more social than other cats. For example, an eight-year-old cat that has never been around other animals may never learn to share her territory (and her people) with other pets in the household. . . . → Read More: Introducing Your New Cat to Your Dog

The Difference Between FeLV and FIV

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) in Cats

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease in cats which carries a high mortality due to its characteristic aggressiveness and nonresponsiveness to fever, along with other complications. This disease is comparatively high in multi-cat households as compared to those with a single cat. It is difficult to . . . → Read More: Coronavirus in Cats

FDA’s Advice: Know the Risks of Feeding Raw Foods to Your Pets

Food poisoning isn’t only a human problem: our four-legged friends are also at risk if they eat foods that are contaminated with disease-causing bacteria. Two of these bacteria—Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes — are particularly dangerous to both pets and humans. Here is one way to avoid them—and why.

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The Difference Between FeLV and FIV

Of all infectious diseases in cats, few are as feared as FeLV and FIV—and with good reason.

Between 2-4% of feline population in the U.S. harbors one or both of these potentially fatal viruses. Many clinics use an in-house test that checks for both viruses at the same time, and most wellness conversations about . . . → Read More: The Difference Between FeLV and FIV