Dear Doctor: When the diagnosis is mast cell tumors

Q. During a routine check-up, my cat was diagnosed with mast cell tumors on her skin. How worried should I be? Danielle Castellani Hoboken, New Jersey A....
When’s the last time your cat gave a luxurious stretch and yawn?

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome

Aging cats often start vocalizing a lot more, change how and even whether they interact with people, and start soiling the house. The shifts...
How many hours has the cat been left by herself?

Home Alone, But For How Long?

The rule of thumb for how long you can safely leave a cat home alone is 24 hours. Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, head of the...
Yes, but is the amount of kibble in the scooper correct?

Measure Food By Weight, Not Volume

Do you weigh your cat’s food before feeding it or measure it out in a cup or serving scoop? If you’re like most people,...
The official recommendation for how long a cat should fast before undergoing anesthesia may differ from what the veterinarian tells you. Listen to the doctor.

How Long Should Your Cat Fast Before Anesthesia?

For healthy adult cats about to undergo an operation, the American Animal Hospital Association now recommends a 4- to 6-hour fast prior to anesthesia....