Cat Health and Wellness

cat sneezing and coughing
Cat Health and Wellness

What Causes a Cat to Sneeze Continuously?

Your cat can’t stop sneezing! You know that something is not quite right but cannot figure out the reason for the problem. Your cat is probably fine if otherwise acting normal, but there will be an underlying explanation that needs to be addressed. Why does my cat keep sneezing? Continual sneezing can be caused by irritants, allergens, infections, and disease. Most of the causes are preventable and treatable, but you will need to take action […]

older cat not using litter box to poop
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Has My Older Cat Stopped Covering Poop and Urine?

Elderly cats may stop covering their poop and urine due to physical limitations, territorial behavior, and laziness. Although this can be frustrating, senior cats rarely do things without intent. If proper bathroom behavior was taught years prior, failure to cover up leavings during the senior years is most likely not an accident. Territorial issues can also be a factor. If a cat is trying to flex some alpha muscle, he will leave his urine and […]

do cats breathe fast when in pain?
Cat Health and Wellness

Why is My Old Cat Breathing Heavily While Resting?

Breathing issues are common among senior cats. When they arise, your cat requires close monitoring and professional care. Because elderly cats can lack the immune strength to fight off infections and illnesses, heavy breathing when they’re relaxing should never be ignored. Similar to humans, breathing while relaxing should be steady and calm. Nothing extreme or aggressive, and certainly no panting. If your cat is panting, then there is likely to be a lack of oxygenation. […]

scabs on cat's ears and head
Cat Health and Wellness

Cat Scratching Ears Until They Bleed?

Cats often scratch their ears until they bleed when they are unable to resolve the underlying cause of the problem. Your cat drawing blood through aggressive scratching is a clear warning sign of a health issue that should not be ignored by a pet owner. It is very unlikely to go away on its own. We will look at the most common causes of ear bleeding and detail the primary symptoms. Knowing what to look […]

cat throwing up and panting
Cat Health and Wellness

7 Reasons Why Your Cat is Vomiting (Not Eating or Drinking)!

Feline vomiting happens regularly, but it can still be very worrying for a pet owner. While vomiting caused by a hairball or mild stomach irritation is perfectly normal, health issues that last for many weeks are not. Chronic sickness can sometimes be a sign of a serious medical condition. Pay close attention to your cat when they do exhibit signs of sickness because they are unable to tell you that they’re unwell. If your cat lacks energy, […]

Gum health of cats and kittens
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Have My Cat’s Gums Turned Black?

Cats are experts at hiding the symptoms of illness – they’re predatorial and competitive animals that don’t like to show weakness. That’s why you (as their owner) need to check for any physical changes to the color of your cat’s gums. This in-depth guide will help you to understand what it means when your cat’s gums are black, and the difference between healthy and unhealthy gums. We will also share some preventative tips and treatment […]