Cat Health and Wellness

cat dragging bum on floor after poop
Cat Health and Wellness

Why is My Cat Dragging Its Bum on the Floor?

Cats are graceful and elegant animals, with a unique gait. This makes it surprising to see a cat dragging its bottom on the floor (scooting). This behavior is more commonly associated with other animals. A scooting cat may be marking territory. Cats have scent glands in their anus. The aroma released is imperceptible to the human nose, but clear to other felines. The cat may also be wiping an unclean bottom. It’s equally likely that […]

can cats have bad eyesight?
Cat Health and Wellness

Do Cats Need Glasses or Contact Lenses To See Better?

Cats are well known for their excellent nocturnal vision, which gives the impression that all cats have good eyesight. However, some felines suffer from eye problems that stop them from being able to see as well. Cats suffer from a range of problems that can affect their eyesight, including trauma, injuries, diseases, cataracts, and infections. Symptoms of damage include discoloration or cloudiness of the eye, squinting, disorientation, or discharge. Eyeglasses aren’t available as an option […]

guilt over euthanizing cat
Cat Health and Wellness

Did I Do the Right Thing by Euthanizing My Cat?

Euthanazing a cat is one of the hardest decisions that you’ll have to make. Grief and emotional pain will inevitably accompany the judgment, and guilt is also likely. It’s essential that you have an open and honest dialog with your vet. Expert guidance from a professional who has been through this situation with other pet owners is invaluable in this sad situation. If your cat was terminally ill and uncomfortable, its time was almost up. […]

what does it mean when cats snore?
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Do Cats Snore Loudly? Causes of Cat Snoring Noises

If your cat snores while it’s in a deep sleep, you might wonder whether it’s normal or not. Snoring can be an annoying sound, especially if your cat sleeps close to you at night. But it’s easy to worry about whether it’s the sign of a more sinister health issue. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot you can do to stop a cat from snoring, but you can take measures to quieten the sound or try […]

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 […]