If you wake up one morning and notice that one of your cat’s eyes looks a little odd, you might wonder if it’s something that… Read More »What Causes Watery Cat Eyes and Do You Need to Visit a Vet?
For many longtime cat guardians, amoxicillin for cats may not be a mystery. It is an antibiotic drug, in the penicillin family, used to prohibit… Read More »Amoxicillin for Cats: Dosages, Side Effects and More
You’ve probably seen cats who are clearly supposed to be black, but instead their fur is a reddish-brown color. Perhaps you’ve seen cats with dark… Read More »Cat Colors: 4 Reasons Your Cat’s Fur Changes Over Time
Cute little cat noses — who doesn’t love ‘em? Nothing can feel sweeter than a kitty rubbing his face against you, nose first. Like humans,… Read More »Is a Wet Cat Nose Normal — Or a Cause for Concern?
Some of the most profoundly heartbreaking moments of my cat-caretaking life revolve around being unable to tell how much pain my beloved friends were suffering.… Read More »Have a Sick Cat? 9 Ways to Tell if Your Cat Is In Pain
The beauty of the Thanksgiving holiday is reflected in the happy faces of family and friends gathered together — felines included. But, not all Turkey Day… Read More »5 Tips for Having a Safe Thanksgiving With Cats
Scooting, which is the polite term for a pet dragging his butt along the ground, is seen more often in dogs, but cat scooting happens… Read More »Cat Scooting — Why It Happens and What to Do
There is a place and a function for everything. While litter boxes function as feline restrooms, sofas and beds are supposed to be for relaxing,… Read More »Is Your Cat Peeing on the Bed or Couch? Here’s Why
“A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat.” This aphorism is widely attributed to Philip Stanhope, the Fourth Earl… Read More »How Long Do Cats Live? Facts About the Average Cat Lifespan
I know more than I ever wanted to learn about cats and their bowel movements, thanks to my 8 ½-year-old red tabby, Jack. Since we… Read More »Cat Poop — When to Worry (or Not!) for Cats of All Ages
As a cat-adoption counselor for a shelter, I often get potential adopters who see a kitty’s blue eyes and ask — especially if the cat… Read More »4 Things to Know About Cats With Blue Eyes
Every spring, Mother Nature reveals her regenerative power — and the remarkable fecundity of cats, in the form of millions of newborn kittens. Feral cats… Read More »What Is Fading Kitten Syndrome and Why Do So Many Foster Kittens Die From It?
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Grab them by the scruff of the neck!” While it’s an antiquated quip, there are still some folks who believe… Read More »Scruffing a Cat — Why You Shouldn’t Do It and How to Restrain a Cat the Right Way
Summer is the time to relax and slow down, a time to seek relief from searing temperatures. Cats are geniuses for finding the coolest spots… Read More »How to Keep Your Cat Active and Cool During the Summer
Millet is a type of hardy, nutritious grass seed that has been cultivated by humans for thousands of years. It is highly adaptable, with a wealth… Read More »Scabs on Cats? What Causes Them and How to Treat Them
Did you know that cats have not one, not two, but three eyelids? The first two eyelids are similar to ours — one on the… Read More »What Is Your Cat’s Third Eyelid? And What Should You Do If Your Cat’s Third Eyelid Is Showing?
One of my cats, Gabby, will sometimes make a coughing, wheezing sound, almost like he’s about to cough up a hairball or do the infamous… Read More »Cat Wheezing: What Is It, Why Does It Happen and Should You See a Vet?
Most cats don’t drink enough water. Because cats are so self-sufficient, we assume they know what’s best for their health, and many times they do.… Read More »Is Your Cat Not Drinking Water? 10 Ways to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water
In my role as an emergency veterinarian I treat some very sick cats. And I also meet some cat owners who feel very guilty. They… Read More »11 Cat Emergencies That Need Immediate Vet Attention