Thursday, December 1, 2022
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If you’ve ever wondered why your cat is eating grass, if fleas can actually kill cats or what a change in the colour of your cats eyes may mean then you’ve come to the right place to find answers to your cat health questions – remember if you have any concerns about your cat’s health always consult with a vet.

Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 17 minutes, 18 seconds, Volume 0% Gabapentin is a common medication used in both pets and people to address certain painful conditions and as added control for seizure conditions. In pets, it is also often used for mild sedation for stressful situations and for car travel, especially in cats.   [...]
Declawing is a surgical procedure that permanently removes a cat’s claws. It’s one method used by cat owners to prevent a cat from damaging household items like furniture, carpets, and curtains when the cat scratches, which is normal feline behavior. Once seen as a routine practice, declawing cats has become a hot-button topic in recent [...]
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Do Cats Get Headaches?

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Mild headaches are pretty commonplace for us humans and don’t often give us any cause for concern. But do our cats get headaches as well? Although it’s impossible to prove that they get the same fleeting headaches as us, there are actually plenty of reasons for your cat’s head to hurt! Read on to find [...]
Meloxicam, brands for which include Metacam and Meloxidyl, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that may be used in cats to reduce pain and inflammation. In this article you’ll learn how meloxicam works for pain management, when it is used in cats, precautions and adverse effects, and some frequently asked questions.   Meloxicam For Cats [...]
The feline tongue is a specialized organ unlike any other tongue in the animal kingdom. Read on to learn 10 fascinating facts about cat tongues. 54 seconds, of 1 minute, 0Volume 0% This ad will end in 3 #1A Cat’s Tongue Is Covered In Spines The sharp spines enable the distribution of saliva through the [...]
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Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

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Cats are certainly capable of eating wet and dry dog food (as evidenced by my own moggy who will happily try to dislocate his jaw in an effort to eat giant-sized dog kibble!), but from a nutritional perspective, cats really shouldn’t eat dog food. Is it Safe for Cats to Eat Dog Food? Despite those stark [...]
Itraconazole is an oral antifungal medication used in cats primarily to treat the fungal infection known as ringworm. In this article, you’ll learn what itraconazole is, how it works, the types of fungal infections it targets, side effects to look out for, and some frequently asked questions.   Itraconazole For Cats Overview Medication Type: Azole, [...]
Frontline spray is a topical application spray manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Merial) that is used to kill fleas and ticks, as well as provide prevention against infestations by fleas and ticks and the diseases they cause. 0 seconds of 19 minutes, 41 seconds, Volume 0% In this article, you’ll learn what Frontline spray for cats targets, how [...]
Feline leukemia, also known as FeLV, is a common disease that affects 1-2% of the global cat population, and anywhere from 2-3% of all cats in the United States. How Is FeLV Transmitted? FeLV is typically transferred through the exchanging of fluids from already infected cats, such as from bite wounds, nursing, mutual grooming, and [...]
Denamarin, manufactured by Nutramax, is a supplement used in veterinary medicine as a liver protectant and to promote healthy liver function. In this article you’ll learn about the ingredients in Denamarin, what they do for liver health, important dosing information, and some frequently asked questions. Denamarin For Cats Overview Medication Type: Neutraceutical liver protectant Form: [...]
Distemper is an old-fashioned general term that’s used to describe a serious infectious disease of dogs and cats that causes fever along with respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological symptoms. In dogs, Distemper is caused by Canine Distemper virus, while in cats, Feline Distemper is more commonly and correctly called “Feline Panleukopenia”, a serious and life-threatening viral [...]
Doxycycline is a broad-spectrum antibiotic commonly used to treat certain bacterial infections in cats. In this article, you’ll learn more about doxycycline, what types of infections it may be indicated for, side effects, administration tips, frequently asked questions, and more.   Doxycycline For Cats Overview Medication Type: Antibiotic Form: Tablet, Capsule, Liquid, Injection Prescription Required?: [...]
Enalapril is a blood pressure medication used in veterinary medicine to treat kitties with heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease, and conditions of protein loss through the urine. It may also be known by the brand names Enacard or Vasotec. Enalapril For Cats Overview Medication Type: Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor Form: Oral [...]
Epakitin is a powdered phosphorus binding agent manufactured by Vetoquinol that is used as a supportive nutritional supplement for cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In this article, you’ll learn what Epakitin is, how and when it’s used, and potential side effects to monitor for. Epakitin For Cats Overview Medication Type: Oral phosphate binder and/or [...]
Erythromycin is a medication used as an antibiotic and sometimes in veterinary medicine as a promotility/prokinetic agent to encourage emptying of the stomach. In this article, you’ll learn what erythromycin is, when it may be used in cats, side effects to consider and some frequently asked questions. Erythromycin For Cats Overview Medication Type: Macrolide antibiotic, [...]
Famotidine, commonly known as the brand Pepcid, is a medication that reduces stomach acid production. In this article, you’ll learn how famotidine works, how effective it may be in cats, potential side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 1 second of 8 minutes, 33 secondsVolume 0% 00:03 08:33 Famotidine [...]
Feline leukemia is also known as cat leukemia, with “leukemia” being spelled as “leukaemia” in some parts of the world. This is a serious and life threatening viral disease, and vaccinating young cats, in particular, is a sensible way of protecting vulnerable animals from infection. What Is Feline Leukemia? Feline leukemia is one of the [...]
Fenbendazole is a broad-spectrum dewormer commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat pets for a variety of nematode (worm) and protozoal parasites. Common brands include Panacur and Safe-Guard. 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% In this article, you’ll learn what fenbendazole is, how it works, and the types of parasites in cats it may be [...]
Fluoxetine, also commonly known by the brand name Prozac, is a medication commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat behavioral disorders, including inappropriate urination, in cats. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 13 minutes, 19 secondsVolume 0% In this article, you’ll learn how fluoxetine works, situations where it is often prescribed, potential side effects and [...]
Do you have an itchy cat or a cat with poor coat? Have you wondered if your cat has allergies? Allergies in cats are a common cause of skin problems, but they can be frustrating to diagnose and treat. Quick Overview: Allergies In Cats Other Names: Non-flea non-food-induced hypersensitivity dermatitis (NFNFIHD), Atopic dermatitis, cutaneous advere [...]
Yes, it’s true! Just like dogs and people, cats can develop Alzheimer’s disease (a form of dementia.) Technically, the condition is referred to as cognitive disorder or cognitive dysfunction, but clinically, it’s the same problem seen in people. Typically, Alzheimer’s in cats affects felines who are middle-aged and older (often referred to as senior or [...]
Anemia is the term for a decrease in the body’s circulating red blood cells (RBCs). Depending how low the RBC count goes, this may cause anything from mild symptoms to a life-threatening emergency. In cats, there are many different causes of anemia—in this article, we’ll cover some of the most common conditions and how they [...]
Antifreeze is one of the most common poisonings to affect cats, and it’s commonly fatal. This article aims to explain the background to antifreeze poisoning, helping cat owners to understand why it happens, what can be done if their cat is affected, and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.   Quick [...]
Veterinarians have been treating dogs for arthritis for many years, while the condition has only been recognised as a serious and common problem in cats relatively recently. There are a number of reasons for this, including the fact that veterinary science has become better at diagnosing the condition, and better medications have been developed to [...]
Aspirin, also known as acetylsalicylic acid, is a common poison to affect cats. This article aims to explain the background to Aspirin poisoning, helping cat owners to understand why it happens, what can be done if their cat is affected, and how to prevent it from happening in the first place. Aspirin may be the [...]
This article aims to explain the details of atopic dermatitis (atopy) in cats. The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about this common allergic skin disease for pet owners.   Quick Overview: Atopic Dermatitis In Cats Other Names: Atopy Common Symptoms: Itching, scratching, chewing skin, ear debris and infections, hair [...]
Bacteria are everywhere! Most bacteria are harmless to both us and our cats, and many are actually beneficial. However, some types of bacteria (called pathogenic bacteria) can make our cats unwell if their immune systems are unable to fight them off. Bacterial infections are a common cause of illness in cats, but luckily most bacterial [...]
  Quick Overview: Bone Cancer In Cats Common Symptoms: Swelling of the limb, limping, pain, poor appetite, lethargy, Diagnosis: X-rays, biopsy, nuclear scintigraphy, PET-CT, bloodwork Diagnosed in Cats: Rarely Requires Ongoing Medication: No (although chemotherapy may sometimes be an option) Vaccine Available: No Treatment Options: Surgical amputation of an affected limb. Otherwise, radiation treatment of [...]
Bladder stones in cats are a generally less common but no less concerning cause of urinary issues and a potentially life-threatening cause of urinary tract obstruction. In this article, you will learn what bladder stones are, the two most common types of stones, and how these are diagnosed, treated, and prevented. What Are Bladder Stones [...]
Benadryl, which is a brand name for the drug diphenhydramine hydrochloride, is an antihistamine used to treat symptoms of allergies in cats, including swelling, itching, sneezing and hives, that result from insect bites or stings, exposure to environmental allergens like grass or pollen, and reactions to flea bites or vaccines. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of [...]
Benazepril is a blood pressure medication used to treat kitties with heart failure, hypertension (high blood pressure), chronic kidney disease, and conditions of protein loss through the urine. It may also be known by the brand name Lotensin. In this article, you’ll learn how benazepril works, situations where it is most commonly used, side effects, and some [...]
Bravecto Plus topical solution for cats is a brand of topical flea, tick, intestinal parasite, and heartworm preventative product developed by Merck Animal Health. In this article you’ll learn what Bravecto Plus for cats is, how it works, potential side effects, appropriate dosing, and some frequently asked questions.   Bravecto Plus For Cats Overview Medication [...]
Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid that is often used as an alternative steroid option for treating chronic inflammatory digestive conditions in cats. In this article you’ll learn what budesonide is, how it works, potential side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions. Budesonide For Cats Overview Medication Type: Glucocorticoid steroid Form: Capsules and [...]
Buprenorphine is one of the most common analgesic pain medications prescribed for cats, especially for short term use following a procedure or painful injury. 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%   Buprenorphine For Cats Overview Medication Type: Opiod Analgesic Form: Injection Prescription Required?: Yes FDA Approved?: Simbadol only Brand Names: Buprenex®, Simbadol® Common Names: Buprenorphine [...]
Capromorelin is a liquid oral solution medication used for appetite stimulation in dogs and cats. Currently, there are two brands of medication used for pets, both developed and manufactured by Elanco Animal Health. Entyce is the product FDA approved for dogs. Capromorelin For Cats Overview Medication Type: Ghrelin-receptor agonist appetite stimulant Form: Oral liquid flavored [...]
Capstar is a brand name for an over-the-counter oral adult flea insecticide called nitenpyram, made by the company Elanco. In this article, you’ll learn what Capstar does for cats, how it works, potential side effects, dosing information, and some frequently asked questions. Capstar For Cats Overview Medication Type: Oral neonicotinoid insecticide Form: Oral tablets Prescription Required?: No [...]
Cerenia is the brand name for a drug called maropitant, or to use its full name, maropitant citrate. Maropitant is a neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist which was developed by Zoetis (formerly Pfizer) specifically for the treatment of motion sickness and vomiting in dogs.   Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 13 minutes, 19 secondsVolume 0% [...]
Cheristin is a once a month topical flea treatment solution developed by Elanco Animal Health for killing adult fleas in cats. In this article, you’ll learn what Cheristin for cats is, how it works, potential side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% Loading ad Cheristin [...]
Bravecto topical solution for cats is a brand of topical flea and tick preventative product developed by Merck Animal Health. In this article you’ll learn what Bravecto for cats is, how it works, potential side effects, appropriate dosing, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%   Bravecto For [...]
Acupuncture is a practice of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that has been used for animals and humans for thousands of years. This type of Eastern medicine has been met with resistance by many in Western culture but is recently becoming more and more popular as a means to treat our pets. This therapy involves inserting [...]
Advantage is a brand name for a topical, “spot-on” flea treatment and flea prevention product containing the ingredient imidacloprid. It is currently only available on the market as the newer Advantage II which came out in 2011, and as the combination product Advantage Multi.   Advantage For Cats Overview Medication Type: Flea adulticide/larvicide antiparasitic Form: [...]
Advantage II is a brand name for a topical, “spot-on” flea control and prevention product manufactured by Bayer containing the ingredients imidacloprid and pyriproxifen. It came on the market in 2011, largely replacing the original Advantage for cats. Our Latest Videos 2 seconds of 8 minutes, 33 secondsVolume 0% 00:06 08:33   Advantage II For [...]
Advantage Multi is a brand name for a topical, “spot-on” flea treatment and and heartworm disease prevention product manufactured by Bayer containing the ingredients imidacloprid and moxidectin. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%   Advantage Multi For Cats Overview Medication Type: Macrocyclic lactone antiparasitic Form: Topical liquid solution Prescription Required?: Yes FDA Approved?: Yes [...]
Albon is a brand name for the generic medication sulfadimethoxine, which is commonly used to treat the intestinal parasite condition coccidiosis in cats. In this article, you’ll learn how Albon works, when and how it’s used, common side effects, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% Loading ad [...]
Amantadine is a drug sometimes used as an add-on medication to assist with pain management in dogs and cats. In this article, you’ll learn how amantadine works, when it’s most often used in veterinary medicine, potential side effects, and some frequently asked questions.   Amantadine For Cats Overview Medication Type: NMDA antagonist pain medication Form: [...]
Amitriptyline is a medication used often for cats to treat a variety of behavioral disorders, as well as a couple of other conditions. In this article you’ll learn what amitriptyline does for cats, common side effects, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% This ad will end in [...]
Amlodipine is a common medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) in cats. In this article you’ll learn about amlodipine, how it works, side effects to watch out for, and some frequently asked questions. 0 seconds of 21 secondsVolume 0% This ad will end in 20   Amlodipine For Cats Overview Medication Type: Calcium [...]
Amoxicillin is a common antibiotic prescribed for both cats and dogs to address a variety of bacterial infections. Amoxicillin has many brand names as well as generic forms. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 14 minutes, 3 secondsVolume 0% 00:16 14:03   Amoxicillin For Cats Overview Medication Type: Antibiotic Form: Tablet, Liquid Prescription Required?: Yes [...]
Animax is a brand name for a prescription topical ointment made by Dechra containing the drugs nystatin, neomycin sulfate, thiostrepton, and triamcinolone acetonide. Other brand names under different manufacturers for the same ointment ingredients include Panalog, Derma-Vet, and Quadritop. 0 seconds of 15 secondsVolume 0%   Animax For Cats Overview Medication Type: Topical anti-inflammatory and [...]
Acupuncture is a practice of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that has been used for animals and humans for thousands of years. This type of Eastern medicine has been met with resistance by many in Western culture but is recently becoming more and more popular as a means to treat our pets. This therapy involves inserting [...]
Advantage is a brand name for a topical, “spot-on” flea treatment and flea prevention product containing the ingredient imidacloprid. It is currently only available on the market as the newer Advantage II which came out in 2011, and as the combination product Advantage Multi.   Advantage For Cats Overview Medication Type: Flea adulticide/larvicide antiparasitic Form: [...]
Advantage II is a brand name for a topical, “spot-on” flea control and prevention product manufactured by Bayer containing the ingredients imidacloprid and pyriproxifen. It came on the market in 2011, largely replacing the original Advantage for cats. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%   Advantage II For Cats Overview Medication Type: [...]
Albon is a brand name for the generic medication sulfadimethoxine, which is commonly used to treat the intestinal parasite condition coccidiosis in cats. In this article, you’ll learn how Albon works, when and how it’s used, common side effects, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 14 minutes, 4 secondsVolume 0% [...]
Amantadine is a drug sometimes used as an add-on medication to assist with pain management in dogs and cats. In this article, you’ll learn how amantadine works, when it’s most often used in veterinary medicine, potential side effects, and some frequently asked questions.   Amantadine For Cats Overview Medication Type: NMDA antagonist pain medication Form: [...]
Amitriptyline is a medication used often for cats to treat a variety of behavioral disorders, as well as a couple of other conditions. In this article you’ll learn what amitriptyline does for cats, common side effects, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 8 minutes, 33 secondsVolume 0%   Amitriptyline For [...]
Amlodipine is a common medication used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) in cats. In this article you’ll learn about amlodipine, how it works, side effects to watch out for, and some frequently asked questions. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%   Amlodipine For Cats Overview Medication Type: Calcium channel blocker anti [...]
Amoxicillin is a common antibiotic prescribed for both cats and dogs to address a variety of bacterial infections. Amoxicillin has many brand names as well as generic forms. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% Loading ad   Amoxicillin For Cats Overview Medication Type: Antibiotic Form: Tablet, Liquid Prescription Required?: Yes FDA Approved?: [...]
Animax is a brand name for a prescription topical ointment made by Dechra containing the drugs nystatin, neomycin sulfate, thiostrepton, and triamcinolone acetonide. Other brand names under different manufacturers for the same ointment ingredients include Panalog, Derma-Vet, and Quadritop. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% This ad will end in 3   [...]
Apoquel is a non-steroidal medication primarily used to treat pets for allergic skin diseases. In this article, you’ll learn about the information available for its use in cats including efficacy, dosing information, side effects, and some frequently asked questions. 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0%   Apoquel For Cats Overview Medication Type: Janus Kinase inhibitor [...]
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Is Milk Good For Cats?

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In this article, we’ll take a close look at the relationship between cats and milk, exploring milk’s nutritional benefits and health effects, why cats shouldn’t drink too much milk, and what you can give your cat instead. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 8 minutes, 22 secondsVolume 0% Can Kittens Drink Milk? There’s no denying [...]
Anemia In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & Treatment by Dr. Tammy Powell, DVM2 Commentson Anemia In Cats: Causes, Symptoms, & TreatmentUpdated Sep 16, 2022  Share     Anemia is the term for a decrease in the body’s circulating red blood cells (RBCs). Depending how low the RBC count goes, this may cause anything from mild symptoms to a life-threatening [...]
Feline leukemia, also known as FeLV, is a common disease that affects 1-2% of the global cat population, and anywhere from 2-3% of all cats in the United States. How Is FeLV Transmitted? FeLV is typically transferred through the exchanging of fluids from already infected cats, such as from bite wounds, nursing, mutual grooming, and [...]
Itraconazole is an oral antifungal medication used in cats primarily to treat the fungal infection known as ringworm. In this article, you’ll learn what itraconazole is, how it works, the types of fungal infections it targets, side effects to look out for, and some frequently asked questions.   Itraconazole For Cats Overview Medication Type: Azole, [...]
Frontline spray is a topical application spray manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim (formerly Merial) that is used to kill fleas and ticks, as well as provide prevention against infestations by fleas and ticks and the diseases they cause. 1 second of 15 secondsVolume 0% In this article, you’ll learn what Frontline spray for cats targets, how it differs [...]
This article aims to explain the details of cat food allergies and provide a simple, clear explanation of this common type of allergic disease for pet owners. What Are Food Allergies? Food allergies in pets are allergic reactions to proteins in the food, with inflammation of various body parts following an allergic reaction to those [...]
Pyrantel is a very common dewormer used primarily against roundworms and hookworms in cats. Common brand names for pyrantel include Strongid and Nemex. In this article, you’ll learn how pyrantel works, when it is most commonly used in veterinary medicine, common side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions.   Pyrantel For Cats Overview Medication Type: Pyrimidine [...]
Did you know that cats have amazing traits? They are extremely long-lived, have an extra digit and toe on each foot, and can even taste different smells! Read on to learn more about the amazing attributes of a cat!...
Homeopathy is a medical philosophy that has many users effectively worldwide for acute diseases and chronic conditions. It is used by people but given to animals alike to cure diseases in a more natural way. The main idea of homeopathy is to cure the disease from its roots. It does not only treat the symptoms [...]
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How Long Do Cats Live?

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Cats have co-mingled with humans for thousands of years. During that time, cats have ingrained themselves in our lives as well-loved and well-cared for pets and family members. As to how long cats live, that depends on many different factors, which we’ll go over in this article. The average lifespan for cats is 15 years, but [...]
When a healthy food product is brought to our attention, we often wonder if it’s safe for our pets too. Milk alternatives, such as soy and almond milk, offer consumers a new and healthier alternative to regular cow’s milk. As almond milk gains popularity in households around the world, it is only natural to ask [...]
From time to time, we like to give our cat a treat that is tasty and good for them. Fortunately, pumpkin is a safe and healthy treat that offers several health benefits. In this article, we’ll go over the facts about pumpkin for cats, including pumpkin’s health benefits, safety, and more. Can Cats Eat Pumpkin? The answer [...]
Even the most hardened individuals cannot help but to melt a little when presented with a cute kitten, be that just a photo or cuddling a little bundle of fluff directly. There are countless materials and resources dedicated to kittens, from websites (such as this one!) to retail stores, but with such a dazzling array [...]
Spaying your female cat or neutering your male cat is the best way to ensure they don’t produce any kittens, which contributes to pet overpopulation. Spaying and neutering offer numerous health benefits, including lowering the risk of certain types of cancer, and eliminating a female cat’s risk of developing uterine infections. Spaying also provides many behavioral [...]
FortifFlora Feline Probiotic Supplement is a probiotic supplement made by Nestle Purina as part of their Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements line of products. Fortiflora Probiotic For Cats Overview Medication Type: Probiotic Supplement Form: Powder Prescription Required?: No FDA Approved?: No (Supplements do not require FDA approval), but Fortiflora for Cats is formulated specifically for cats. [...]
Fluoxetine, also commonly known by the brand name Prozac, is a medication commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat behavioral disorders, including inappropriate urination, in cats. Fluoxetine For Cats Overview Medication Type: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitior (SSRI) Form: Chewable tablets, oral tablets, oral capsules, oral solution. Prescription Required?: Yes FDA Approved?: Not for cats (Reconcile [...]
Famotidine, commonly known as the brand Pepcid, is a medication that reduces stomach acid production. Our Latest Videos 5 Best Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Boxes (We Tested Them All).mp4 0 seconds of 13 minutes, 19 secondsVolume 0% In this article, you’ll learn how famotidine works, how effective it may be in cats, potential side effects to [...]
Fenbendazole is a broad-spectrum dewormer commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat pets for a variety of nematode (worm) and protozoal parasites. Common brands include Panacur and Safe-Guard. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 0 secondsVolume 0% Loading ad In this article, you’ll learn what fenbendazole is, how it works, and the types of parasites [...]
Stress is something we deal with on daily basis and most people know the negative impact of prolonged periods of stress it has on our lives, but did you realize that your cat could similarly be stricken by stress? Let’s discuss what can cause cat stress in the modern world and why it’s important to [...]
Frontline is a brand of topical, “spot-on” flea/tick  treatment and prevention containing the ingredient fipronil. The patent on fipronil expired in 2010, leading to the release of many generic products. Frontline has since become only available as the products Frontline Plus and more recently, Frontline GOLD.   Frontline Plus For Cats Overview Medication Type: Phenylpyrazole [...]
Erythromycin is a medication used as an antibiotic and sometimes in veterinary medicine as a promotility/prokinetic agent to encourage emptying of the stomach. In this article, you’ll learn what erythromycin is, when it may be used in cats, side effects to consider and some frequently asked questions. Erythromycin For Cats Overview Medication Type: Macrolide antibiotic, [...]
The aim of this article is to provide a simple, clear explanation about ringworm for cat owners. This is a common skin disease in cats, with a particular significance in that it is a zoonotic disease (humans can pick up the infection). What Is Ringworm? Ringworm (also known as dermatophytosis) is the name given to [...]
This article aims to explain the details of weaning kittens from being dependent on their mothers in a way that is clear and easy to understand. This is an important part of routine kitten care. What Is Involved In Weaning Kittens? A newborn kitten (neonatal kitten) is entirely dependent on their mothers, just like a [...]
While most pet parents can recognize the obvious signs of sickness in cats, including vomiting, diarrhea, or runny eyes, you may not know the more subtle signs that cats express when they aren’t feeling well. This is because, in nature, cats are a predator of small animals, but they are also prey to animals like [...]
Tresaderm is the brand name for a topical solution medication containing thiabendazole, dexamethasone, and neomycin sulfate that is manufactured by Merial Animal Health, now a part of Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. Our Latest Videos 0 seconds of 19 minutes, 41 secondsVolume 0% In this article, you’ll learn what Tresaderm is, the types of conditions it [...]
Mirtazapine is a prescription appetite stimulant commonly used in veterinary medicine for cats to encourage interest in food, eating, and to encourage weight gain. Brands include Remeron and Mirataz. In this article, you’ll learn what mirtazapine is, how it works, different dosage forms available, potential side effects to monitor for, and some commonly asked questions. [...]
This article aims to explain all about dehydration in cats, including causes of dehydration in cats, signs of dehydration, and how to treat dehydration in cats. What Is Dehydration In Cats? Dehydration describes the condition of a cat when excessive fluid has been lost from a cat’s body, which has then not been replaced by [...]
The Seresto collar is a flea and tick collar for cats manufactured by Elanco Animal Health (previously by Bayer Animal Health). In this article, you’ll learn how Seresto works, what parasites Seresto works against, safety concerns and side effects to be aware of, and some frequently asked questions.   Seresto Collar For Cats Overview Medication [...]
Almonds are great for human health. They are proven to lower the risks of heart disease and lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar. But if you’re a cat owner looking for foods to keep your kitty companion healthy, are almonds a good choice? Can cats eat almonds? What if your feline friend helps themselves [...]
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Can Cats Eat Beans?

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Green beans, soybeans, lima beans, jelly beans… what a versatile foodstuff! There are many different kinds of beans, all with different nutritional values and health benefits for our digestive system and more. Even lentils are considered part of the bean family. But are these legumes suitable as cat food? Can cats eat beans? The short [...]
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Can Cats Eat Basil?

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Basil, or Ocimum basilicum, is a common herb found in gardens and kitchens all over the world. Part of the mint family (Lamiaceae), basil leaves are used in many dishes either fresh or dry. So is basil safe for cats? As cat owners, we are of course concerned about our cat’s health.   Quick Overview: Can Cats Eat [...]
 Cinnamon can be found in most kitchen cupboards and is commonly used to add flavoring to dishes. You might be wondering if it’s safe for your cat to eat cinnamon, or if they can eat foods flavored with this warming spice. The answer is that no, cats cannot eat cinnamon. Although it is classified as non-toxic to [...]
Fever in cats needs speedy veterinary care and lots of TLC from you. Keep reading to find out why fever happens, what you need to look out for (and avoid), and how best to help your cat recover. When a cat’s immune system detects a threat, such as infection, inflammation, cancer, or certain medications, it [...]
Spinach! Love it or hate it, it’s widely regarded as a human “superfood,” packed with vitamins and minerals. But can our cats eat it too, and does spinach benefit cats’ health as it does ours? The short answer is yes, most cats can eat spinach. It can provide some nutritional benefits, although is not necessary to [...]
Phenobarbital is an anti-convulsant medication used commonly in veterinary medicine to help manage conditions that cause seizures. In this article you’ll learn how phenobarbital treats patients suffering from a seizure disorder, side effects to watch for, and some frequently asked questions. Phenobarbital For Cats Overview Medication Type: Barbiturate Form: Tablets, oral solution, injection. Prescription Required?: [...]
Cats are certainly capable of eating wet and dry dog food (as evidenced by my own moggy who will happily try to dislocate his jaw in an effort to eat giant-sized dog kibble!), but from a nutritional perspective, cats really shouldn’t eat dog food.   Quick Overview: Can Cats Eat Dog Food? Toxic: No Commonly Allergenic: [...]
Methimazole, for which common brands include Felimazole and Tapazole, is an oral medication commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat cats with hyperthyroidism. In this article, you’ll learn what methimazole is, how it works, side effects to monitor for, and some frequently asked questions.   Methimazole For Cats Overview Medication Type: Antithyroid medication Form: Oral tablets [...]
In this article, we’ll take a close look at the relationship between cats and milk, exploring milk’s nutritional benefits and health effects, why cats shouldn’t drink too much milk, and what you can give your cat instead. Can Kittens Drink Milk? There’s no denying it. Cats can definitely drink milk. You’ve seen the illustrations of [...]
Why use a cat stool chart? Because your cat’s feces is one of the biggest indicators of their health. Put simply, a healthy cat should have healthy stools. While there are many specific health issues that can cause signs from constipation to diarrhea, it’s a simple rule that normal faeces (or stools) are a good sign that your [...]
If your feline family member is a bit of a hunter, you might spot them chasing mice or birds in the garden occasionally. If they’re successful, you might even notice them eating whatever they’ve caught. So, if cats can eat raw rodents, can cats also eat raw chicken? Well, of course, the answer is yes; [...]
Pain is defined as “a highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury”. Cats feel pain in just the same way as we humans feel pain, and cat carers rightly want to do all that they can to protect their pets from this unpleasant sensation. Quality of life is important for cats, and that [...]
Everyone seems to be talking about ‘grain-free’ these days. Whether it’s in relation to our own health or that of our beloved companion animals, everyone who is anyone has an opinion. So, what is the truth about grain-free diets for cats? Is grain really bad for cats? What about carbohydrates and gluten? Let’s not forget [...]
Cerenia is the brand name for a drug called maropitant, or to use its full name, maropitant citrate. Maropitant is a neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor antagonist which was developed by Zoetis (formerly Pfizer) specifically for the treatment of motion sickness and vomiting in dogs. Cerenia For Cats Overview Medication Type: Antiemetic Form: Tablet, Injection Prescription Required?: [...]
Mirtazapine is a prescription appetite stimulant commonly used in veterinary medicine for cats to encourage interest in food, eating, and to encourage weight gain. Brands include Remeron and Mirataz. In this article, you’ll learn what mirtazapine is, how it works, different dosage forms available, potential side effects to monitor for, and some commonly asked questions. [...]
Our Review Process Our reviews are based on extensive research and, when possible, hands-on testing. Each time you make a purchase through one of our independently-chosen links, we’ll receive a percentage of the proceeds. Read more about how we’re supported here. To identify the best flea shampoo for cats, I’ve researched the insecticides most commonly found [...]
Interceptor is the brand name for a monthly oral heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative manufactured by Elanco Animal Health. In this article, you’ll learn some general product information, how Interceptor targets parasites, side effects to monitor for, and some frequently asked questions. Interceptor For Cats Overview Medication Type: Macrolide antiparasitic Form: Chewable tablet Prescription Required?: [...]
Trap-neuter-return (TNR), also known as trap-neuter-release, spay-neuter-return (SNR), and trap-neuter-return-monitor (TNRM), is a humane method of controlling stray and feral cat populations in communities. Free-roaming cats are humanely trapped, spayed, or neutered at a veterinary facility, then returned to the place where they were living. TNR is an alternative to other programs that aim to [...]
Whether you eat your oatmeal with brown sugar for breakfast, or prefer it made up as oatmeal cookies, this tasty snack is one of those popular, healthy and versatile human foods. But can cats eat oats? Also Read: 15 Human Foods That Are Poisonous & Toxic To Cats If you’re wondering about giving your cat oatmeal [...]
Sweet potatoes are a common human food source, known for their high levels of healthy fiber and antioxidants. Surprisingly, they are only distantly related to white potatoes and are nutritionally quite different. As cat owners, you may be wondering if cats eat sweet potatoes and if there are any nutritional benefits. Well, the short answer [...]
Cherries are a surprisingly healthy treat that many humans enjoy. Whether sweet cherries are your favorite snack or you’re more partial to tart cherries, there are many different varieties, including black cherries, bing cherries, and rainier cherries. But what about our cats? Can they enjoy cherries every once in a while? Sadly, the short answer [...]
Being the parent of a pussycat comes with a lot of responsibilities! After all, you need to ensure they’re cared for properly with the correct vaccinations, flea and worm treatment, and the best cat food to keep them as healthy as possible. But with so many options, how do you know that your cat’s diet is the best [...]
Coconut is widely considered a healthy food for humans, and coconut oil is becoming more and more popular too. People use coconut oil to keep their skin and hair nourished and use it for cooking more healthily. So, if coconut is so good for humans, could it also be beneficial to your cat’s health? If you’re a [...]
We all enjoy an indulgent junk food treat now and again, whether it’s pizza, hamburgers, tacos, or French fries. Fast food is tasty, quick, and popular. It can even give our mood a little lift while we’re eating. So, it might be obvious that cats can’t eat spicy junk food, like Mexican, Chinese, or Indian [...]
Cats generally do not have a natural requirement for trimming or shaving. Although certain dog breeds have hair that is always growing and needs regular trimming, a cat’s hair isn’t the same.   Even cats with long, thick coats don’t need to be shaved in summer to keep cool. A cat’s coat naturally helps to [...]
Trap-neuter-return (TNR), also known as trap-neuter-release, spay-neuter-return (SNR), and trap-neuter-return-monitor (TNRM), is a humane method of controlling stray and feral cat populations in communities. Free-roaming cats are humanely trapped, spayed, or neutered at a veterinary facility, then returned to the place where they were living. TNR is an alternative to other programs that aim to [...]
Interceptor is the brand name for a monthly oral heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative manufactured by Elanco Animal Health. In this article, you’ll learn some general product information, how Interceptor targets parasites, side effects to monitor for, and some frequently asked questions. Interceptor For Cats Overview Medication Type: Macrolide antiparasitic Form: Chewable tablet Prescription Required?: [...]
Our Review Process Our reviews are based on extensive research and, when possible, hands-on testing. Each time you make a purchase through one of our independently-chosen links, we’ll receive a percentage of the proceeds. Read more about how we’re supported here. To identify the best flea shampoo for cats, I’ve researched the insecticides most commonly found [...]
Cats are certainly capable of eating wet and dry dog food (as evidenced by my own moggy who will happily try to dislocate his jaw in an effort to eat giant-sized dog kibble!), but from a nutritional perspective, cats really shouldn’t eat dog food.   Quick Overview: Can Cats Eat Dog Food? Toxic: No Commonly Allergenic: [...]
Methimazole, for which common brands include Felimazole and Tapazole, is an oral medication commonly used in veterinary medicine to treat cats with hyperthyroidism. In this article, you’ll learn what methimazole is, how it works, side effects to monitor for, and some frequently asked questions.   Methimazole For Cats Overview Medication Type: Antithyroid medication Form: Oral tablets [...]
In this article, we’ll take a close look at the relationship between cats and milk, exploring milk’s nutritional benefits and health effects, why cats shouldn’t drink too much milk, and what you can give your cat instead. 0 seconds of 17 minutes, 18 secondsVolume 0% Can Kittens Drink Milk? There’s no denying it. Cats can [...]
Pain is defined as “a highly unpleasant physical sensation caused by illness or injury”. Cats feel pain in just the same way as we humans feel pain, and cat carers rightly want to do all that they can to protect their pets from this unpleasant sensation. Quality of life is important for cats, and that [...]
Cat pee….it happens. But what can you do when it keeps happening in all the wrong places and everything you know to try hasn’t worked to stop it? You ask the animal communicator, of course! Dear Shannon,Lately my 7-year-old male soul cat, Alex, has been peeing outside the litter box. I’m what you might call [...]
Savvy cat guardians know that to stop cats from scratching furniture, one must provide correct stimulation and alternatives for scratching. Cats love well designed scratching posts, and the placement of such alternatives to furniture can make all the difference. I’ve done this, and my cats don’t bother my new furniture at all. Cats are also clever [...]
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Marina and experts say you and your cat can help save the environment — and even money — by taking some simple steps. Here are five pawsitively easy ways to go green. Go enviro-friendly with waste management Start with how you handle your cat’s poop. Use biodegradable litter made from recycled paper or plant-based material [...]
The party line has always been not to feed cats variety, but Athens, Georgia-based veterinary nutritionist Dr. Donna Raditic suggests rethinking this theory. Even for cats, she says, variety is the spice of life. Begin Healthy Cat Diets at the Beginning If you happen to get your cat as an inquisitive kitten, encouraging diet variety [...]
Two brothers went for a jog but ended up finding a kitten who followed them to work. It was just another day when Tucker Fisher and his brother went for a jog by the lake during their lunch break. But this time, their routine was interrupted by an unexpected feline friend. When they came back [...]
Cats are known for hiding their illnesses. The slightest indifference in their behavior remains unnoticed. Veterinarians examine the kitties through the last stages and often heartbreaking news is delivered to their owners. This stoic creature is so unresponsive to something...
Incense might be a common way of improving the smell in your home but it can be very harmful to cats’ health. Cats are very sensitive to smoke and can quickly develop respiratory distress as a result of being exposed to incense and essential oils. Incense should never be used in households where asthmatic cats [...]
Yes.  Cat allergies can be developed at any age depending on a number of various factors, including exposure to pet dander, hair, or other even cat saliva.  People with an overly sensitive immune system are more likely to develop allergies all throughout their life. Symptoms Of Cat Allergies In Adults It can sometimes take years [...]
It takes about three to five days for a cat to pass a piece of ribbon that they swallowed.  It can also happen in the first 48 hours, but it largely depends on the other intestinal contents and the pet’s ‘bathroom’ habits. What To Do If Your Cat Swallowed A Ribbon & Is Throwing Up [...]