Summers are getting warmer, even in parts of the world unaccustomed to extreme temperatures. Extreme heat and humidity can be as dangerous to cats as it is to dogs and people. Even indoor cats may need protection from the heat, especially during stretches of extreme temperatures, which are becoming all too common. Continue Reading
I’m delighted to announce that I will be speaking at The Holistic Cat Conference. This virtual conference will run from July 16 through July 23, and you can register for free!Continue Reading
This is a sponsored post, written by Rowyn Rose,
Director of Research & Science Communications at Basepaws*
Is your cat at least 17 years of age or older? If so, they’re eligible to join the Basepaws feline longevity research program—it’s that simple, and participation is free!Continue Reading
Reiki is an energy therapy that can bring relaxation, comfort, healing and an increased sense of well-being to cats and their humans. Continue Reading
This is a sponsored post, written by Rowyn Rose, Director of Research & Science Communications at Basepaws*
Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, affects not only humans, but also our beloved furry feline companions. Just as in humans, feline osteoarthritis can cause pain, discomfort, and mobility issues that significantly impact a cat’s quality of life. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment play a crucial role in treating and managing this condition effectively.Continue Reading
Guest post by Ingrid R. Niesman MS, PhD
During the first few months of 2022, I had two apparently healthy and happy Siamese boys. Until I didn’t.
Uli was diagnosed with asthma in January. Click here to read The Challenges of Treating Feline Asthma for his story.
Then, in March, heartbreak struck again. Big boy Paterson started vomiting. At first, it was just occasional, and we wrote if off as hairballs. By the third week of March, we became worried and scheduled a vet appointment.Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered about your cat’s genetic background? Maybe you want to know which breeds might make up her genes, or are curious about whether or not her coat color influences her personality. Perhaps you’d like to find out if she has any genetic health conditions so you can be proactive about preventing them from manifesting. Having a DNA test done on your cat can answer all these questions and more – and it can also contribute to our scientific understanding of the feline genome.Continue Reading
Water is critical to keeping your cat healthy. Lack of water can lead to chronic low-level dehydration, which in turn can lead to urinary tract and kidney problems. If you suspect your cat isn’t drinking enough water, a fountain might prompt her to stay better hydrated. Many cats are attracted to running water, so a fountain can be a great way to encourage them to drink more.
In a recent article for Animal Wellness, I explained what to look for in a fountain.
Click here to read Buying a Water Fountain for Your Cat.
You can find all our favorite fountains in our Product Guide. Click on the image below to go directly to the fountains page.
Did you know that your cat’s weight is one of the most important clues to her state of health? Weight loss or gain can be an early warning sign of illness, but if it happens gradually it can be difficult to recognize. Visually assessing your cat’s weight, and annual or bi-annual weigh-ins at your cat’s wellness exam may not be enough to catch these changes, so weighing your cat once a month at home can help prevent problems from going undetected until they’re in more advanced stages.Continue Reading
Guest post by Nic Tatano
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My wife and I both love cats. Unfortunately, she’s severely allergic. She’s done the allergy shots, the meds. Nothing really works. And regularly bathing the cat isn’t a fun solution for anyone.Continue Reading
Tooth resorption is a common condition in cats, affecting 20 to 60 percent of adult cats and close to 75 percent of cats five years or older. It is a painful condition and the most common reason for extractions. In the past, tooth resorption was referred to as feline oral resorptive lesions, feline odontoclastic resorptions, cavities, caries, cervical neck lesions, external or internal root resorptions, and cervical line erosions.Continue Reading