Cat nose

Dear Doctor: The Nose Knows

Q. How strong is a cat’s sense of smell? Jonathan Puccio Cincinnati, Ohio Dear Mr. Puccio, A. cat’s sense of smell leaves ours in the dust. In fact,...
Cat white, with tongue out for warmth

Dear Doctor: Drools a lot

Q. My cat often drools. Is that normal? Chantal Stuart Reading, Massachusetts A. Dear Ms. Stuart, It depends. It is normal for cats to drool while they are...

Whether to Issue a ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Order

If you’ve ever watched a primetime television hospital drama, you know that “Code Blue” means someone has gone into cardiac arrest. She has died...
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How Not to Pick Up an Uncooperative Cat

A cat who is a new mother may sometimes gently carry one of her kittens by the scruff of the neck to move him...

When Two (Or More) Pets Require Different Diets

One of your cats has heart disease and needs a low-sodium diet. The other is overweight and requires less food than the one with...