How to Recognize Heart Disease in Dogs and Cats

By John Gilpatrick | Article Featured on PetMD

Heart disease in dogs and cats can be a tough diagnosis for vets to make and for pet owners to receive. Depending on the specifics of the condition, your vet may not be able to do much, but that’s not always the case.

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Kidney Diets for Cats: What to Look for

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Featured on PetMD

Kidney disease is extremely common in cats. It can develop quickly, because of something like an infection or exposure to antifreeze, or over many years for no apparent reason. Symptoms and treatment for kidney disease vary depending the specifics of the case, but oftentimes, a diet . . . → Read More: Kidney Diets for Cats: What to Look for

6 Most Common Cat Health Problems

Cats are good at self-maintenance. But even your fastidious feline can’t prevent some of these more common cat diseases and health issues. . . . → Read More: 6 Most Common Cat Health Problems

Behavior Changes in Aging Cats

Article Found on WebMD

As they age, cats often suffer a decline in functioning, including their cognitive functioning. It’s estimated that cognitive decline-referred to as feline cognitive dysfunction, or FCD-affects more than 55% of cats aged 11 to 15 years and more than 80% of cats aged 16 to 20 years. Memory, ability . . . → Read More: Behavior Changes in Aging Cats

5 Tips to Spot Heart Disease in Cats Sooner

Article by Nancy Kay | Found on PetHealthNetwork

Heart disease in kitties is sneaky business. Without any warning symptoms, it can lay a cat low with life threatening, and sometime even life ending issues. Why is feline heart disease so difficult to detect in its early stages? In part, it has to do with . . . → Read More: 5 Tips to Spot Heart Disease in Cats Sooner

What Can I Give My Cat for Pain?

By Jennifer Coates, DVM | Found on PetMD

Cat pain relief is notoriously difficult. Pain meds routinely given to people and dogs can be toxic to cats. Which begs the question, “What are the safest and most effective pain meds for cats?”

Pet parents wondering what they can give their cat for pain need . . . → Read More: What Can I Give My Cat for Pain?

The Truth About Catnip

Catnip, catmint, catwort, field balm — it doesn’t matter what you call it. Lions, tigers, panthers, and your common domestic tabby just can’t seem to get enough of this fragrant herb.Originally from Europe and Asia, minty, lemony, potent catnip — Nepeta cataria — has long been associated with cats. Even its Latin-derived cataria means . . . → Read More: The Truth About Catnip

The Newest Exhibit at the Oregon Zoo Includes a Catio With Adoptable Cats

Article Found on PetMD | By Kendall Curley

The Oregon Zoo has opened a new exhibit that’s unlike anything most zoo-goers have seen before. It highlights some really amazing felines, but not the big cats most people are expecting.

Their newest exhibit is called the “Family Farm Catio.” It will feature adoptable cats of . . . → Read More: The Newest Exhibit at the Oregon Zoo Includes a Catio With Adoptable Cats

5 Ways to Help a Hiding Cat

By John Gilpatrick | Found on PetMD

It’s hard to say if Garfield started the stereotype of the mischievous, anti-social cat, but he certainly reinforced it, and to be fair, there’s some basis in truth.

While some cats are friendly and cuddly, many others spend their days in dark enclosed spaces and prowl . . . → Read More: 5 Ways to Help a Hiding Cat

What Makes a Cat’s Coat Feel Greasy?

By Cheryl Lock | Found on PetMD

There’s almost nothing better than snuggling up to our furry feline friends at the end of a long day, which is why most cat owners are sure to notice when something is different about their pet’s fur.

“Cats are generally incessant self-groomers, and not for vain reasons,” . . . → Read More: What Makes a Cat’s Coat Feel Greasy?