Understanding Cat Health

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When you understand cat health, you can better care for your own kitty. Our experts explain everything you need to know about keeping your cat healthy and happy. Whether you’re wondering why your cat’s sneezing or want to know if your kitty is overweight, we’ve got the information you’re looking for.

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Do cats drink water? Yes, like humans and many other animals, cats need water to survive. Many cats don’t drink as much as they should, though. Find out why they need water and how to get your own kitty to drink more.
Healthy Skin and Coat for cats

A cat's skin and coat are among the most visible signs of health and vitality. The skin and coat are of vital importance to the body's protective mechanisms against environmental assaults of all kinds: from infectious agents to temperature gradients.

Why is my cat throwing up
A cat throwing up is something common that happens more than we like. It's important to know why cats throw up and when you need to consult your veterinarian.

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  • If you’re wondering how to tell if your cat is pregnant and what to do next, then you’re in the right place. Find out how to care for your cat during her pregnancy.
  • Spending more time at home offers the opportunity to bond with your cat and grooming a great way to do this. Check out these tips to make it easier.
  • Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease or FLUTD is a common condition seen in cats.  Feline urinary tract disease can affect the urinary bladder (such as cystitis, an inflammation of the bladder) and the urethra, the channel that carries urine from the b
  • Is your older cat high-strung? Does she lose weight but eat a lot? She may have an overactive thyroid. Older cats sometimes begin producing too much thyroid hormone. It’s a condition called feline hyperthyroidism.
  • What are common symptoms of heart disease in cats? Sudden onset shortness of breath, apparent weakness or a distended abdomen might be signs of heart disease in your cat.
  • Lying just under the stomach and along the beginning of the small intestine, known as the duodenum, the pancreas is a small pink glandular organ.  Its main responsibilities include digestion of fats and starches through secretion of enzymes
  • Colitis is an inflammation of the colon, also known as the large intestine. Colitis can be acute, beginning suddenly and ending relatively quickly; or chronic, lasting for weeks and recurring periodically.