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How to Treat Hairballs

Hairballs, or trichobezoars, generally cause vomiting of a non-serious nature  They can, however, cause serious obstructions that require surgical removal Other side effects include...

The Importance of Spaying

For many years, we were taught that cats had to be at least one year old to be spayed or neutered Today, that mindset is changing The American Veterinary Medical Association now endorses...

Feline Health Concerns

You need to be sensitive to changes in your cat’s disposition so that you will be able to immediately recognize signs of trouble Below are the five most common causes of serious feline...

Oral Care and Your Cat’s Health

In spite of all of the information regarding the importance of good oral health, few pet owners regularly take the single most effective measure to prevent periodontal disease:...

How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth

Your cat's teeth should last a lifetime Just a minute or two a day spent brushing your cat's teeth can keep him healthy and save you time and money at your veterinarian's office Signs of...

Understanding Ear Mites

Ear mites are tiny spider-like parasites that commonly infect cats Ear mites are not specific to cats; they can be spread to or acquired from dogs and any other mammalian pets They can...

How to Treat Your Cat for Ear Mites

These microscopic, white parasites live on the surface ear canal, but sometimes can migrate to other parts of the body like the head and neck Ear mites feed off dirt, wax and tissue fluid...

How to Treat Your Cat for Intestinal Parasites

Of all the health topics cat owners consider, intestinal worms rarely make the list, especially if the cat stays in the home exclusively and never adventures outdoors It is important to...

Mosquito Bites and Your Cat

Along with the warm and humid days of summer comes the mosquito Although cats seem to be guarded against mosquitoes by their fur, they are vulnerable to bites on their ears and noses As...

Ear Mites and Your Cat

What is an ear mite The ear mite is a cousin to other mites and to ticks Their life cycle is very similar to that of ticks Their full life cycle from egg to adult lasts about 3 weeks,...