Cat Health and Wellness

why do cat paw pads change colors?
Cat Health and Wellness

Can Cat Paw Pads Change Color?

Changes in a cat’s body are not something that should be ignored. These include changes in colors, even in something as small as a foot pad. A change in your cat’s paw pad colors can be a symptom of an illness. The most common reason a paw pad would change color is because of injuries. More drastic changes in color can hint at serious illnesses such as vitiligo, pododermatitis, and anemia. Most medical conditions that […]

do cats get colds like humans?
Cat Health and Wellness

Do Cats Get Colds and Sneeze?

Cats are hardy animals, but they can get sick like any other living creature. If your cat has streaming eyes and a runny nose, it will be concerning. If the cat starts sneezing too, it will become clear that is has caught a cold. Feline colds are known as upper respiratory infections. Feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus are the most common examples. Both of these viral infections are contagious but can be vaccinated against. If […]

cats fur yellowing
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Is My Cat’s Fur Turning Yellow?

A cat’s health is often reflected in its fur. A healthy cat will have a soft, clean, and shiny coat. But sometimes, cats get their coats dirtied. This is especially true in cats with lighter coat colors, like white cats. But more often than not, yellowed fur is nothing to worry about. The most common reason for yellow cat fur is an accumulation of dirt. This will often go away when the cat grooms itself. […]

health tips for older cats
Cat Health and Wellness

10 Easy Ways to Look After An Older Cat

Cats can reach senior status in what feels like the blink of an eye. One moment you have a playful kitten, the next you see gray in your cat’s muzzle. The truth is, cats spend more of their lives as seniors than any other life stage. This makes appropriate care for older cats critical. An age-appropriate diet and regular exercise are vital for keeping your cat’s weight under control. Be mindful that your cat will […]

what are the causes of urinary tract infection in cats?
Cat Health and Wellness

How Do Cats Get Urinary Tract Infections?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) occurs when bacteria find their way into a cat’s urinary tract. The bladder and urethra are the body parts most commonly affected. UTIs can also be connected to a cat’s kidneys. Some cats just develop UTIs idiopathically. More often, unsanitary living conditions, stress, poor diet, dehydration and excess weight will be the cause of a cat’s urinary tract infection. Alternatively, the infection may be a secondary medical concern. UTIs sometimes […]

cat's meow sounds weird
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Has My Cat’s Meow Changed?

A meow is one of the most common and recognizable features of a cat. Understanding the sound and tone of your cat’s meow can alert you to several things. There are times when you might notice your cat’s meow changes quite quickly and suddenly. If so, you might wonder why. Laryngitis, which is an inflammation of the larynx, is one of the most common causes of a cat’s changing meow. But there are many factors […]