There is probably something wrong with the world when someone proposes brushing a cat’s teeth or bathing a cat, right? But we are not at all crazy, and similar questions sometimes pop up. Like, do you really, really need to bathe a cat? And if you do, is it necessary once a week, every day, or how often? Let’s find out! The short and quick answer is, yes, you do need to … [Read more...] about Do you need to bathe your cat?
What should you do if your cat swallowed a string? Would it pass on its own or should you visit a veterinarian straight away? Cats often ingest different objects, such as strings (including threads with a needle), tinsel, dental floss, pieces of plastic, gift ribbons, and other non-food items. You can’t run to the vet’s every time that happens, can you? Well, actually you … [Read more...] about What to do if your cat swallows string or another foreign body
Though male cats do not experience a 'heat cycle,' the question of how to calm "a male cat in heat" is one vets answer frequently. The truth, this is actually a misuse of the term 'in heat', since only female cats go in heat—males are ready to mate at all times. But fair enough, the language is okay for everyday conversation. How to calm a male cat during mating … [Read more...] about Do male cats go into heat?
Can a spayed cat go into heat? At first, this may sound like a truly ridiculous question, because spaying is irreversible surgery. But if your spayed female cat suddenly begins to act like she is in heat, it becomes more a matter of logical reasoning. Is your cat meowing, rolling on the floor, calling for a mate and showing other signs of being in heat even though she is … [Read more...] about Is your spayed cat in heat again?
Is your cat losing weight? This may happen for many reasons. The cause can be as simple as a cat being fed too little or as tragic as organ failure. In some cases of weight loss, the cat may maintain a normal appetite, while in others he may be losing weight because he is no longer eating. In most cases, a vet visit is a crucial step. In this article, you will find out … [Read more...] about What to do when a cat is losing weight
False pregnancy in cats, also known as pseudocyesis, is a state when some true pregnancy signs are present in a non-pregnant female cat. Most people have heard about false pregnancy in dogs, but a similar, though not as common, condition can occur in female cats. False pregnancy in cats occurs when a female cat ovulates but does not become pregnant. Unlike humans or dogs, cats … [Read more...] about What is false pregnancy in cats?
Hepatic lipidosis, also known by the name, fatty liver disease, is among the most common diseases in cats. In recent history, before the cause of fatty liver disease was identified, it resulted in a high mortality rate, which is still a concern if the hepatic lipidosis is left untreated. In this article, you are going to learn what hepatic lipidosis in cats is, what causes it, … [Read more...] about Can poor appetite hurt your cat? Learn about hepatic lipidosis
Is your cat peeing blood? It is common for this to occur due to infections, tumors, bladder stones, or even stress. Have you noticed any red stains in your cat’s litter box? Have you found small, reddish puddles all over your home? Whatever the scenario, if your cat has blood in his urine, it is a sure sign that you should visit the veterinarian as soon as you can. … [Read more...] about What to do if your cat is peeing blood
Is your cat shedding excessively? Are you finding cat fur on your clothes, furniture, and constantly floating in the air? While it is not as disturbing as cat litter being everywhere, this problem still calls for an action plan. And here it is! In this article, you are going to find out why cats shed fur, what is considered to be normal and excessive shedding in cats, and how … [Read more...] about How to stop a cat from shedding so much
Is your cat dragging his bottom on the carpet? This behavior is a good reason to visit a veterinarian because it is commonly linked to anal gland problems in cats. In this article you will learn why cats drag their bottoms along the floor and what to do to make it stop. Why do cats drag their bottoms on the floor? The most common reason for this behavior is irritation of the … [Read more...] about Why do cats drag their bottoms on the floor?