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.

Featured Cat Health Articles

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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
There are many reasons a cat may be throwing up. Read some common reasons that may be causing your cat to vomit and when you should consult a veterinarian.

Articles

  • Recognizing if your cat is pregnant and knowing what to do at each pregnancy stage can be tricky. Visit Purina to learn about the signs, gestation period, and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.