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5 Tips for Adopting a Cat

Are you considering adding an adopted cat to your family for the first time? Read on to learn 5 tips for adopting a cat to make sure you and your new feline friend get off to a good start.
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3 Ways Your Cat Can Safely Experience the Outdoors

If you want your cat to experience the mental stimulation that the outdoors provides but you’re worried about the risks, here are 3 ways you can help keep your cat safe.
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What is Miliary Dermatitis in Cats?

Miliary dermatitis cause itchy skin and uncomfortable scabs on your cat’s body, but the condition can be eliminated with treatment options. Learn more about feline miliary dermatitis today.
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How to Manage Your Cat’s Feline Diabetes

Finding out that your cat has feline diabetes is scary, but the condition is manageable. With careful management, your diabetic cat can live many more happy years with you.
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Caring for Your Cat with Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Learn about types of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) and caring for cats with FIP.
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Why Is My Cat Sneezing?

Cats may sneeze because there’s a tickle in their nose, dust or allergens in the area, or a particularly potent smell in the room. However, if your cat frequently sneezes, they could have an upper respiratory infection (URI).  Like the common cold in humans, URIs affect your kitty’s sinuses, leaving them feeling stuffy and needing rest. This article will guide you through the causes, symptoms, and potential treatment of an upper respiratory infection.   How Can Your Cat Contract an Upper Respiratory Infection? A viral infection is the most common cause (80%-90% of all cases) of URIs in cats. Different viruses

What to Do When Your Cat Hates Going to the Vet

The experience of taking your cat to the vet can be a stressful experience for both of you. Cats are attached to their home territory and are most comfortable with routine and a familiar environment. Getting into a carrier, traveling in a car, and being examined by a stranger can cause a lot of anxiety. If you struggle with your cat’s regular vet exams, here are six tips that can make your next vet visit easier for both you and your feline friend.  6 Tips to Make Taking Your Cat to the Vet Easier Taking your cat to the vet
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Choosing the Right Pet Food

What is the right food to feed my pet? What happens when my pet needs a special diet? There’s a lot of conflicting information and confusion out there about specialty pet food and pet supplements. Dr. Candice Bittner, DVM has offered up some expert knowledge to help pet parents choose the right food for their pets. Q: What’s the most important aspect of pet nutrition? What should pet parents look for? A: I’ll start by saying that aside from being a veterinarian, I’m also a pet parent. More specifically, I’m a pet parent to a dog with skin issues, so I

Does My Cat Have Arthritis?

Cats are notorious for hiding pain, but if you’re observant, you may be able to detect if they need help with aging bones and joints. If you’re seeing these signs, it may be time to talk with a veterinarian to see if your cat may be suffering from feline arthritis. Signs of Arthritis in Cats Since cats tend to hide pain to varying degrees, signs of arthritis can be subtle at first. Things you may notice with your cat are: stiffness when getting up walking rigidly or limping hesitant or unable to jump up or down from heights difficulty going
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Why Is My Cat Throwing Up?

If you own a cat, you have probably come across more than a few unpleasant piles of cat vomit around the house. While cat vomit can be annoying, it is not always a cause for concern. Cats throw up to eliminate hairballs, expel grass and other non-food items, and regurgitate food they have eaten too quickly. With that said, there are other situations when a cat’s vomiting can indicate a more serious issue. To help you understand why your cat is vomiting, we’ll go over the different reasons why felines throw up. We will also explain what you can do