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Questions About Cats

Why is My Cat Keeping One Eye Closed?

Cat are born hunters that usually have wide open, alert eyes. The only exception to this rule is when your cat is dozing. A cat keeping one eye closed all the time suggests that it has an underlying health problem. A cat may keep one eye closed due to temporary irritation. If your cat is keeping its eye closed, then it has an infection. A red, itchy eye suggests conjunctivitis (pink eye.) If your cat’s […]

How to get a senior cat to go to the toilet
Cat Health and Wellness

How to Make an Elderly Cat Poop When Constipated

A senior cat should empty its bowels no less than once a day. Any less than this regularity suggests that your elderly cat is constipated. Keep your cat regular with an age-specific diet and exercise. Provide stool softeners or mild laxatives to relieve constipation. You can encourage cats to eliminate manually. Rubbing a damp washcloth on a cat’s anus mimics the sensation of a mother cat licking a kitten. You can usually treat feline constipation […]

why is my cat so affectionate towards me?
Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Get in Your Face While You Sleep?

Sharing your bed with a cat can be comforting, but a little awkward. That’s because felines choose odd sleeping positions. Your cat will likely crawl onto your pillow and sleep in close proximity to your face. Cats sleep by your head because it’s much safer. Your cat will notice that you toss and turn in bed, and sleeping on your pillow removes the risk of being squashed. Cats enjoy the warmth and scent of your […]

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Questions About Cats

Why Does My Cat Have Bald Spots Above Eyes?

Some cats have visible balding around the eyes, while others have a slight thinning of the fur above the eyes. A cat may have a single bald patch or many balding patches on areas of the body. Hair loss above the eyes (facial alopecia), near the ears and between the eyes, occurs as cats grow and the hair thins out. Feline hair loss can also be genetic or due to fungal infections, mites, fleas, and […]

cat's back legs have become weak
Cat Health and Wellness

Why Are My Cat’s Back Legs Not Working (Weak, Wobbly, and Stiff)?

Cats rely heavily on their hind legs for mobility. Felines distribute their weight equally over four paws and use their back legs to pounce. This makes weak, stiff, or wobbly back legs problematic and easy to spot. Your cat will be in discomfort and become more reluctant to move than usual. Rear leg problems due to osteoarthritis are very common in cats that are 10+. This will make a cat’s legs more rigid and inflexible. […]

cat is suddenly clingy
Behavioral Problems

Why is My Cat Suddenly So Affectionate?

Sudden changes in behavior are always worrying in cats. If your cat is suddenly clingy, you may not mind at first. It will likely be enjoyable to be showered with affection from your cat. However, there will be an underlying reason for this change in your feline’s personality. Your cat is most likely anxious. She may be afraid of a new arrival in the home and feeling insecure. She could have been spooked by a […]