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The Link Between Your Cat’s Diet and Its Ability to Fight Off Illness

When you think about the digestive system and the colon, you automatically think about the breakdown of food and transportation of nutrients from the gut to other parts of the body. However, this is not the only important role the gut has. The gastrointestinal tract is also home to over half of the cells that […]

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Why Is My Cat Peeing Around the House?

Cat owners spend a lot of time training their pets to use the litter box appropriately. We place the litter boxes in the most convenient locations for our pets and our families, stock up on kitty litter and wait for the day that the new kitten will “go” where it’s supposed to. Once litter box […]

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How Aging Can Affect Your Cat’s Cognitive Abilities

We often recognize the effects aging has on the human brain, but many pet owners don’t realize that the same thing can happen to our pets. As cats age, their bodies will start to slow down, and sometimes, so will their mind. A decrease in cognitive function known as brain aging or cognitive dysfunction can […]

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Ways to Keep Your Arthritic Cat Active and Agile

Arthritis is a painful condition that not only affects millions of humans every day but can also affect our four-legged friends. Feline arthritis is actually more common than you’d think. For cats, who are extremely agile and active creatures, arthritis can be extremely debilitating. However, as much as they might not want to move, cats […]

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Lagging Behind: Reasons Why Your Cat May Be Limping

Cats are agile, active creatures. Our feline friends love to run across rooms swiftly, leaping over objects in their way and jumping high up to sit on top of cat trees, boxes, countertops and more. Their activity is so common, in fact, that a sudden decrease in movement from our cats is usually cause for […]

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Getting to the Bottom of Your Cat’s Bowel Movement Issues

Cats are curious creatures, which means they have a penchant to taste and consume things that aren’t necessarily kibbles and bits. Unfortunately, when a cat eats something it shouldn’t, or when it contracts a gastrointestinal (GI) illness, it may result in a laundry list of troublesome bowel-related issues, including constipation, diarrhea, bloody stool and more. […]

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Motion Sickness Keeps Your Cat from Being a Road Trip Companion

Anyone with a pet knows how fun it can be to bring our beloved furry friends on the road with us. Traveling with a cat sounds like a great time. Unfortunately, though, many cats have a strong aversion to traveling and will usually get sick in the car, turning a fun road trip into a […]

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Recognizing Eye Irritation in Your Cat

A cat’s eyes are extremely recognizable—the round shapes, the brightly-colored irises and the narrow, slit-like pupils help distinguish cats from other animals. As pet owners, we know that our cat’s eyes are supposed to be clear and bright. This is why it’s so easy to tell when cats are experiencing eye problems. Eye irritation is […]

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Clip Your Cat’s Nails to Prevent Paw Pad Punctures, Infections and Swelling

Cats are active creatures, running and pouncing on their paws at all hours of the day. The pads of their feet, made of cushioned layers of fat and keratin, are sensitive, though, and can be easily injured by scrapes and sharp objects. If you notice your cat is limping or in pain while walking, there’s […]

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Have You Ever Wondered Why A Cat Scratch Itches and Swells?

If you own a cat, you know that scratches can happen when you least expect it. They might be accidents, such as when your cat’s rear claws scratch your legs when it leaps off of your lap, or they could be intentional, often a product of your cat feeling stressed and needing to protect itself […]

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