Cat Health

Tapeworms In Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment​

Our cats live closely with our families every day. Keeping them healthy and parasite free is extremely important. Intestinal parasites can occur in any age cat, and several types of intestinal worms infect our housecats. Parasites such as roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and tapeworms cause weight loss, vomiting, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Common tapeworms are a pesky example, and require...

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10 Amazing Facts About Your Cat’s Tongue

The feline tongue is a specialized organ unlike any other tongue in the animal kingdom. Read on to learn 10 fascinating facts about cat tongues. 1. A Cat’s Tongue Is Covered In Spines If you’ve ever wondered why your cat’s tongue feels rough like sandpaper, it’s because the surface is covered with hundreds of tiny backward-facing spines, called papillae. A...

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Prednisolone For Cats: Dosage, Safety & Side Effects

Prednisolone is a synthetic glucocorticoid steroid commonly used in cats as an anti-inflammatory or as a treatment for immune-mediated conditions. In this article you’ll learn what prednisolone is, some conditions it may be used for in cats, and side effects to look out for. What Is A Steroid? A steroid is an organic compound, with hundreds of steroid compounds found...

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Amoxicillin For Cats: Dosage, Safety & Side Effects

Amoxicillin is a common antibiotic prescribed for both cats and dogs to address a variety of bacterial infections. Amoxicillin has many brand names as well as generic forms. In this article, you’ll learn what amoxicillin is, the types of infections it may be used for in cats, potential side effects, and some other useful info and frequently asked questions. What...

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Ear Discharge In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment

This article aims to explain the details of ear discharge in cats, a problem that can happen for a number of reasons. The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about ear discharge for cat owners. What is Ear Discharge? Normally, a cat’s ears are clean, with no extra discharges or materials visible in or around...

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Metamucil For Cats: What You Need To Know

You are cleaning out the litterbox and notice that your cat’s stool is small, dry, and hard. Your cat is probably constipated. The first treatment most people think of is Metamucil. It works for humans, so does it work for cats, too? The short answer is that yes, Metamucil can work for cats. Keep reading for the details on safety,...

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Acupuncture For Cats: What You Need To Know

Acupuncture is a practice of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that has been used for animals and humans for thousands of years. This type of Eastern medicine has been met with resistance by many in Western culture but is recently becoming more and more popular as a means to treat our pets. This therapy involves inserting small thin sterile acupuncture needles...

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How Long Do Cats Live?

Cats have co-mingled with humans for thousands of years. During that time, cats have ingrained themselves in our lives as well-loved and well-cared for pets and family members. As to how long cats live, that depends on many different factors, which we’ll go over in this article. The average lifespan for cats is 15 years, but this varies from cat...

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4 Common Causes Of Flatulence In Cats

All mammals, including cats, have flatulence, which is simply defined as gas in the stomach, intestines, and colon. A small amount of intestinal gas is normal, but if you are noticing your cat passing excessive gas, excessively foul smelling gas, or if gas is accompanied by diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, or loss of appetite, then it could indicate an underlying...

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Cat Giving Birth: What You Need To Know

Whether you are intentionally breeding your cat, or, more commonly, are suddenly surprised that your cat is pregnant, you need to know what to expect when your cat is expecting. In this article, we will be covering the basics of how cats give birth, the birthing process and the stages of labor, what to do when your cat is birthing,...

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