CAT HEALTH & MEDICINE

New Medicine to Extend Life for Cats with Kidney Disease

Cats with chronic kidney disease often succumb in part because they lose their appetites and can’t keep up their weight. The nausea, vomiting, and...

Two-Faced

Cats with two faces are incredibly rare, and they usually die within days of being born. But the latest Janus cat, as they are known, is doing fine. Now six months old, the black beauty (beauties?) is doing well at her California home. She has been aptly named Duo.

Paging Dr. Google — Not

When something seems wrong with your cat, or different from usual, the instinct is to look for reasons online — and also to depend...

New Vaccination Guidelines Released

The guidelines for cat vaccinations have just been updated jointly by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners. The...

Can Probiotics Settle Your Cats Sensitive Tummy?

It is very easy to find probiotics marketed for cats with claims they can maintain or improve digestive health. The good bacteria they contain are supposed to keep things on an even keel and prevent or ameliorate diarrhea and other gastrointestinal ills. But finding the right product is easier said than done.

Too Much Copper in the Liver

Copper is an essential nutrient in a cat’s diet. It is critical for the formation of collagen and bone, the absorption of iron (another...

For Arthritis Pain and Also for Severe Stress, Gabapentin

Gabapentin, an anticonvulsant drug that helps cut down on the incidence of seizures, is also a potent pain reliever used in both human and...
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...

Too Few Cats Go for Veterinary Visits

Despite the fact that there are more pet cats in the United States than pet dogs, cats are much less likely than their canine...
More and more pet health insurance companies are now covering acupuncture

Considering Acupuncture and Chiropractic

Q. Is there a place for acupuncture and or/chiropractic in treating my cat’s pain? Penni Rosenberg Barrington, Illinois A. Dear Ms. Rosenberg, There may very well be a...
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Cat Eyes, and How to Protect Them

Is there a fair amount of discharge coming from your cat’s eyes? A lot of crusty gunk in the corners? Are his eyes watering...

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...