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When Weight Loss is a Problem

When Weight Loss is a Problem

A dramatic decline in your cat's weight can be due to a wide variety of causes, and you need to seek veterinary consultation promptly. Here's why.

June 2017 - Although obesity is a major and persistent feline health problem, with an estimated 40 percent or more of cats living in U.S. homes significantly or grossly overweight, owners should also be aware of the many and frequently severe hazards associated with its opposite: significant weight loss over a brief period of time. According to Michael Stone, DVM, a faculty member in small animal medicine at Tufts: “Unexplained weight loss should always be considered a potentially serious health problem, and when it is observed, veterinary attention should be sought promptly.”

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Cat inside box

Thinking Inside the Box

Have you ever wondered why your cat likes to squeeze herself into the tiniest of spaces? Here's why.

Recently, social media has been inundated by "tweets" of cats that seem compelled to position themselves in the center of squares of tape mapped out on the floor. These cats can't resist the temptation of the #CatSquare.

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Cat Vaccinations

The Importance of Vaccinations

There are basic vaccines that your kitten or cat absolutely needs, and also those that are used on an individual basis. Your vet can guide you appropriately.

Although vaccines have been an integral part of preventive health care programs for several decades now, many cat owners probably take vaccination for granted. They shouldn't. No other medical development has been as successful as vaccination in controlling deadly diseases in companion animals.

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Are Show Cats Treated Like Pets, Too?

Are Show Cats Treated Like Pets, Too?

Reputable breeders know the importance of proper socialization, and spend a lot of time with their cats outside of the show ring. Here’s a peek into their world.

Felinophiles receive enormous pleasure from their cats. Domestic cats are frequently exotic in appearance and their behavior is often quite mysterious, making it nearly impossible for us not to be fascinated by them.

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