Cat Health and Wellness

do cats need boosters every year?
Cat Health and Wellness

Do Cats Need Vaccinations Every Year?

The expenses incurred due to cat ownership can sometimes take you by surprise. Of course, everybody anticipates paying for beds, toys, and food. In addition to these, however, the cost of veterinary bills for cats can add up – starting with the most critical vaccinations. Annual vaccinations are required for rabies. Although shots are believed to last three years, many states require an annual booster by law. Check with your vet regarding other vaccines. Some […]

What Happens to Cats As They Get Older?
Cat Health and Wellness

What Happens to Cats As They Get Older?

Cats are susceptible to illness and disease, especially as they approach their senior years. For cat owners, the problem lies in determining signs of aging in their pets. Cats are both prey and predator, which makes them highly skilled at hiding signs of sickness and pain, but increasing your understanding of your cat’s aging process will enable you to identify anything unusual. Your older cat will be less active and will spend more time sleeping. […]

cognitive dysfunction syndrome in cats
Cat Health and Wellness

Feline Dementia Signs and Symptoms Explained

When your cat reaches advanced senior status, they will inevitably start to struggle with their health. Of all the health problems in older cats, senility and dementia are the most debilitating. The earlier you recognize the warning signs and consult a vet, the more they can help your pet. The symptoms are similar to the human form of Alzheimer’s disease. Your cat will grow confused and disoriented. They will struggle to make it to the […]

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. This is why it’s absolutely 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, her […]

Cat Getting Skinny
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Is My Cat Always Hungry (But Skinny)?

If your cat is eating lots of food but not putting on extra weight, you’re bound to be concerned. We know that overindulging in food leads to weight gain, so it’s hard to understand how a cat could overeat but stay very lean. Medical conditions such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism and inflammatory bowel disease can interfere with food absorption, so the cat may feel very hungry, eat voraciously, but not gain any weight. Psychological factors such […]

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Cat Health and Wellness

Why is My Cat’s Stomach Making Gurgling Noises?

It’s perfectly normal for a cat’s stomach to gurgle from time to time. Feline stomachs rumble when hungry, for example. However. there can be more serious reasons for gurgling sounds. Rumbling sounds are a normal part of digestion. So, noises immediately before or after eating aren’t a concern. However, parasites, obstructions or digestive tract conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, could be responsible. If your cat is vomiting or showing other signs of distress, you […]