Diseases and Disorders

Why Does My Cat Vomit?

If you live with a cat, you have most likely had to clean up some vomit from time to time. Vomiting in cats can be a sign of various health conditions. Many cat parents may disregard vomiting and label it as a typical or normal cat behavior but it’s important to know that it’s not …

Is My Cat Too Fat?

Many cat parents have simply gotten used to the image of an overweight cat and perhaps no longer recognize what their cats should look like in terms of a healthy body. And, it goes deeper than that — just as is the case with people, being the right weight doesn’t mean you’re healthy. Are we …

Psychogenic Alopecia in Cats

What is Psychogenic Alopecia? This is a condition where the cat engages in excessive grooming that becomes an obsessive behavior. This goes beyond the normal fastidious grooming that a cat would  exhibit. Initially, psychogenic alopecia begins as a displacement behavior that the cat engages in to relieve stress. Cats don’t generally like change so any …

Older Cats Need Blood Pressure Readings

Hypertension (high blood pressure) is common in older cats and is usually the result of another medical problem. It’s commonly associated with medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism, renal disease, diabetes and obesity. When high blood pressure is the original condition it’s called primary hypertension. What causes primary hypertension is not known. High blood pressure as a result of …

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

What is the Thyroid Gland? The thyroid gland, which is located in the neck, is responsible for regulation of metabolism. The thyroid affects almost every organ in the body. Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism is a high amount of thyroid hormone in the blood. This generally occurs in middle-aged and older cats and typically appears at around 10-13 …

Heartworm in Cats

Heartworm in cats is something many people don’t think about because for so long, we’ve only associated it with dogs. Cats are susceptible to heartworm and there are preventives available. Now is the time to start protecting your cat — before we get into mosquito season. The following article is from the American Heartworm Society …

How to Give a Pill to Your Cat

Pilling a cat who doesn’t want to be pilled is often a frightening experience for a cat parent. Here are some tips to make the process easier. Find out About Potential Options Regarding Cat Medication If you know from previous experience that it’s easier to administer a liquid medication to your cat, ask your veterinarian …