— Many people view pain relief creams as a safer way to treat localized pain, but few realize how dangerous some of these creams are to cats.
— Feline infectious peritonitis is difficult to diagnose, even harder to treat, and almost always fatal.
— If it's a single incident, don't worry. But a habitual problem can signal something seriously wrong.
— Peeing inside the litter box is not just good manners, it's literally a matter of life and death.
— A zoologist is among those now debating whether fish feel pain; believe it or not, veterinarians once debated the same thing about cats and dogs.
— Different than head butting, head pressing is pathological, and it is not about showing affection.
— Outdoor cats find trouble at many turns, while indoor cats face spring hazards in the home.
— Your mornings might be hard for a few days after you "spring forward," but what about for your cat?
— Cats' natural activity patterns might appear to humans to be sleep disorders, but some serious medical problems can disrupt cats' sleep.
— Dental disease occurs, simply, because animals don't brush their teeth.
— There are behavioral as well as medical causes of feline house soiling; the medical condition that's most often behind it is FIC.
— Eggs have gotten a bad rap in the past, but today, whole egg is considered to be the most perfect source of protein for animals.
— Lymphoma is the most common cancer in cats, and it varies in form and aggressiveness.
— Here are four common-sense new year's resolutions to keep your cats healthy and safe.
— Unstable Christmas trees, tinsel, fireplace ashes -- these can bring holiday gloom upon your kitty.
— Nail trimming benefits cats, their owners, and the houses where cats live. Here's how to do it right.
— Most Thanksgiving foods are okay in moderation, but it's the extras in some foods -- and excessive consumption -- that cause cats problems.
— A reader asks about tactics to make her older cat more comfortable (and quiet) after hours.
— Indoors cats are much safer than outdoor cats, but plenty of health risks still exist in the home.
— Many people claim flea meds have failed, but I wonder whether they're using them properly.
— Can a new cat in a household spread herpes to the cat who already lived there? Well, cats can't catch something they already have.
— Obesity is a common and serious health problem in cats; here are some of its causes and effects.
— A reader wonders whether cats, especially indoor cats, truly need regular parasite preventatives and booster shots.
— Changing to a food with more sodium can make a cat drink more water, but so can other things.
— Two feline veterinary groups issue a report on diagnosis and treatment of "house soiling," and they're backed by common sense.
— Some of the supposedly new flea-preventatives are the same things with other pesticides added.
— Your cat just swallowed a sewing needle. What can happen? What should you do? (This happens more frequently than you'd think!)
— Feline vaccination has been linked to sarcomas, but it's dangerous to believe that vaccines are more harmful than the diseases they prevent.
— Xylitol is a common sweetener that is extremely toxic to dogs. Are cats similarly susceptible?
— Cats who fall from high windows suffer a number of injuries -- it happens often enough that it has its own name: high-rise syndrome.
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