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Hairballs 101

Hairballs 101

Causes, Remedies, Risks.

August 2019 - It’s not uncommon for a cat to vomit up a hairball every week or two. And while the momentary hacking, gagging, and retching it takes to make it happen doesn’t feel good to the cat, neither is it harmful — usually.

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New York State May Join Cities, Countries, On Declawing Ban

New York State May Join Cities, Countries, On Declawing Ban

Declawing, the surgical amputation of a cat’s toes to prevent the regrowth of nails that may scratch people and property, will become illegal in New York State if a bill making its way through the Assembly is passed. The procedure is already prohibited entirely in the U.K., Israel, and Switzerland. And here at home, 10 California cities and Denver have also made declawing against the law.

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7 Subtle Signs Your Cat is Angry With You

7 Subtle Signs Your Cat is Angry With You

Certain displays mean you're in the dog house.

If your cat lashes out at you or hisses and growls, or if she’s swishing her tail back and forth, you know she’s not happy. But can you tell her mood by the state of her pupils? Or how her whiskers look? You might think your cat is apt to keep her emotions to herself, but the signs described here will let you know if she feels something’s amiss.

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Act Fast if a Male Cat Can’t Pass Urine

Act Fast if a Male Cat Can’t Pass Urine

Saving him requires a hospital stay, followed by a weighty decision.

Has the litter box remained dry over the last day or so, with no clumps forming no matter how hard your male cat tries to “go?” Get him to the veterinarian — now.

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