Cat Health and Wellness

Why is My Cat Having Trouble Jumping on Things?
Cat Health and Wellness

17 Reasons Why Your Cat Having Trouble Jumping on Things

Jumping and climbing are instinctive behaviors for cats. Some breeds are more comfortable with heights than others, but perching above ground level enables a cat to safely survey its territory. Jumping requires strength in a cat’s hind legs. There are numerous causes for feline lameness, and they are not always obvious. Your cat could be arthritic. It may have a leg or spinal injury. It could be struggling with balance, or to generate enough power […]

cat tail dragging on the ground
Cat Health and Wellness

What Does It Mean When a Cat Can’t Lift Its Tail?

A cat’s tail is a vital part of feline anatomy. Cats use their tails for balance and to communicate. If your cat cannot or will not lift its tail, something is wrong. This issue could physical or emotional in nature. If the cat is willfully holding its tail low, it is emotionally distressed. The cat could be anxious, agitated or afraid. If the action is unwitting, your cat is hurt. Bites and scratches to the […]

Cat is Limping but acting normal
Cat Health and Wellness

My Cat is Limping (But Not Crying or in Pain)

Cats never limp without good reason. Even if your cat is not crying, do not assume it is not in pain. Your cat may be masking discomfort as best it can. Some cats also become accustomed to pain and no longer react. Common reasons for a cat to limp include trauma, arthritis, and infection. Some senior cats overexert themselves while exercising, causing temporary lameness. Your cat could have an issue with its paw. This could […]

cat paws cracked and bleeding
Cat Health and Wellness

How to Heal Cracked Cat Paws

Cats spend a lot of time on their feet a lot, especially if they’re allowed outdoors. Cat’s feet can harden and dry over time. Dry and cracked paw pads aren’t only painful, they can also get infected. The easiest way to keep your cat’s paws moisturized is by rubbing some Vaseline on them every day. Natural paw moisturizers that are safe for cats include, fish oil, olive oil, vitamin E oil, and coconut oil. You […]

teeth grinding in cats
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Do Cats Grind Their Teeth? 12 Causes of Bruxism in Cats!

Teeth grinding is different from the up and down motion cats make while chewing their food. It’s easy to spot because it sounds like a clicking or chattering sound made by the side-to-side movement of a cat’s jaw. Teeth grinding in cats (bruxism) is often a symptom of dental issues. Any teeth problems that cause oral pain or jaw dislocation is likely to lead to teeth grinding, along with excessive salivation. Other painful issues that […]

how can i help my cat pass a hairball
Cat Health and Wellness

7 REALLY Easy Ways to Help Your Cat Pass a Hairball (Furball)!

When you see your cat coughing up a hairball, your natural instinct is to help in some way. No one wants to see their cat in discomfort, but it can be difficult to know how best to intervene in this situation. If your cat is coughing up a furball, it needs peace, quiet, and water. In the long term, you should encourage your cat to poop out the fur rather than cough it up. Cats […]