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?

Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Article by Suz Redfern | Found on WebMD

Those stiff hairs on your cat’s face and legs don’t just add to her cuteness — they have real work to do. Whiskers are GPS and radar systems for your cat.“They are a powerful and important part of how a cat senses the world,” says W. . . . → Read More: Why Do Cats Have Whiskers?

Can Cats Get Concussions?

Article by Maura McAndrew | Found on PetMD

We’ve all heard the sayings that cats have “nine lives” and they “always land on their feet.” These old adages reflect our perception of cats as incredibly resilient creatures. They are graceful, careful, and they know how to take care of themselves. Right? But as cat . . . → Read More: Can Cats Get Concussions?

Worm Treatment and Prevention

Article Found on CatHealth.com

The control of internal parasites in cats should be managed by a licensed veterinarian. Choice of product and the schedule of administration and dosage all need to be appropriate in order to make your investment in this type of therapy pay back with good parasite control. No single product is . . . → Read More: Worm Treatment and Prevention