Cat Health Articles: Problems, Issues & Tips

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The cat experts at Purina® Pro Plan are always learning about the ways that owning a cat can improve people’s health and happiness and reduce stress – did you know a 20-year study found that people who owned a cat were 40 percent less likely to die from a heart attack? 

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. In addition, hair is of great aesthetic importance to owners and a source of great concern when it is not normal.

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.
Do you know how to tell if your cat is healthy? Healthy cat food with the proper nutrition can play an important role in the well-being of your cat, but that’s only one influential component in overall cat health.
Learn what to expect when your cat is going into heat. From signs to frequency, read here to answer all your questions about cats.
Learn to recognize signs of a UTI, including anxiety or straining.
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.
Dry indoor air can cause your cat to have dry, itchy skin. This can lead to excessive shedding and dander. Here are some tips to help with your cat's dry skin.
Here are some things you can do to relieve your cat's digestive distress.
Cat sneezes can be cute but can be a sign of allergies or other issues. Learn more about why cats sneeze, common causes and the cures behind them.
Get control of your cat's weight-- before it gets out of hand.
Kittens losing milk teeth is normal, but tooth loss in an adult cat can be indicative of other issues. Learn how diet and preventative care can impact cat dental health.