CAT HEALTH & MEDICINE

Cat Coughing? Take Notice

Has your cat been coughing a lot? Get her to the doctor. It’s not a nothing sign. Many cats cough occasionally, and that’s okay. Coughing...

Getting to the Bottom of Your Pet’s Sensitive Tummy

She has a sensitive stomach” is a common refrain heard by veterinarians. People want to know why their otherwise healthy cat vomits or has...

Signs of the Most Common Hormonal Disease to Strike Cats in Middle and Old...

There’s a disease that may fool you into thinking your cat is healthier than ever. Called feline hyperthyroidism, it often results in weight loss...
Lonely autistic girl looking and her cat

Pets Reduce Stress in Households with Children Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorder

Because parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) report feeling more stressed and overwhelmed than parents of children with typical development, it’s logical...

Diseases That “Jump” from Cats to People

Information has been changing very fast when it comes to the spread of COVID-19, but as of this writing, there have been no reported...

Boning Up On Cat Anatomy

While just about every single person on earth has 206 bones, most cats have 244 — almost 20 percent more. The extra skeletal components...
Sick cat

Fires and Feline Heart Health

Cats who suffer burns and smoke inhalation in fires end up with significant heart problems, according to research conducted at the University of California’s...

Yes, Cats Cause Allergies. Many Cats Also Suffer From Them.

Twice as many people are allergic to cats as to dogs, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. With pet cats...

Cats and Down Syndrome

Google “cats and Down syndrome” and loads of entries will come up: “cats with Down syndrome for sale,” “cats with Down syndrome for adoption,”...
Sick cat

Very sick out of the blue — about once a year

Q. Would you know why cats (at least my cat) might get sick all of a sudden, vomiting and becoming listless, and then be...
Cat getting ear cleaned

Ear Care 101

Your cat likes to keep clean and well groomed, but there are a couple of areas she may need help with. The ears are...
Tufts veterinary technician Michelle Damon had to re-teach her cat, Yeti, to take a pill.

When the Cat Starts Refusing His Daily Pill Out of Nowhere

Our cat has a condition that requires him to take a pill every day, and he has always loved getting it wrapped in cheese....