— A little cat is a big responsibility, so follow these steps for a good start on a long life.
— The risks are high and come from many sources. Let's weigh those against some of the strongest reasons people let their cats go outside.
— For adult cats, the worries about coccidia are a bit overblown -- it's a matter of the immune system to the rescue -- but kittens are another story.
— A recent addition to our family -- a 14-year-old cat -- recently underwent a dental procedure, and her temperament improved remarkably.
— There is a loose correlation between cool, wet noses and good health in cats -- but a nose that's too wet can be more of a problem than a dry one.
— A collapsed cat with severe urinary obstruction came in on the verge of death; the next five days were memorable, to say the least.
— It's called cerebellar hypoplasia -- and fortunately, most affected cats can live full, happy lives.
— The pancreas is one of the most important organs in a cat's body -- here's what happens when it becomes inflamed.
— Sometimes owners request vets to perform "secret euthanasias" to keep the decision from family members; I wonder how common this is?
— A pet sitter came to the vet's office with a cat who had a potentially fatal condition. Was it the sitter's fault?
— Cats should always have access to fresh water, and most vets agree that cats should be encouraged to drink more.
— Cat owners often ask how much their pets should be fed, but common sense is more likely than science to provide the answer.
— Some people wonder why their cats get fractious, but we're surprised by cats who DON'T do this.
— The temptation to self-medicate a cat is dangerous, as cats may suffer toxic effects from many medications that are safe for humans.
— Since the massive pet food recall of 2007, the cat-owning public has been on alert. Here's what to do if you learn your cat's food has been recalled.
— Every cat coughs some, but long-term frequent coughing can be a sign of a serious problem.
— What are treatment options for cats who've been stung or bitten by snakes or black widow spiders? One popular remedy, shockingly, is illegal.
— If you find an ailing or neglected cat, your urge to help might be strong; here's some guidance.
— Your mornings might be hard for a few days after you "spring forward," but what about for your cat?
— An esteemed professor said, "After today you will never simply pet an animal again." She was right.
— Eosinophilic granulomas, or rodent ulcers, are common causes of pain and facial deformation.
— Here are general guidelines on staying healthy, including the first step of keeping your cat healthy.
— Whether you find your cat's third eyelid unsavory or not, you should know that it's an important portion of his or her anatomy.
— Lilies are beautiful, common, and highly toxic to cats. Here's what we know about lily toxicity and which types are most dangerous.
— When a cat spends hours with her head over her water bowl, the most common culprit is kidney disease.
— There are behavioral as well as medical causes of feline house soiling; the medical condition that's most often behind it is FIC.
— Vaccine injections have been linked to aggressive sarcomas in cats, leading to horrible limb amputations. That could end soon.
— Grooming cats is not an especially high-risk activity, but things can go south very quickly.
— A reader's cat is suffering from lethargy, poor appetite, vomiting and fever. Our vet discusses possible causes of and treatments for the syndrome.
— Unstable Christmas trees, tinsel, fireplace ashes -- these can bring holiday gloom upon your kitty.
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