diseases humans can get from cats
Questions About Cats

Can I Get Sick from My Cat?

While the vast majority of diseases that affect cats cannot be spread to humans, there are some diseases can be transmitted from cats to people. Although many are minor, some can be severe if your immune system is compromised. As a cat owner, you have a great responsibility. Not only is it your job to provide the best quality of life possible for your cat, but you are also responsible for protecting your home and […]

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 See in Color or Black and White?
Questions About Cats

Do Cats See in Color or Black and White?

Cats can see in color, but their world is not as rich and vibrant as ours. Extremely near-sighted, cats view the world in a somewhat foggy haze and are only able to see a minimal amount of color. The color vision of a cat is similar to a person who is color blind. A cat’s view of the world is defined by what is found in the retina. The properties involved (cones and rods) that […]

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. […]

Cat Health and Wellness

Eye Discharge in Older Cats – Common Problems and Treatments

Discharge from the eyes can be a significant problem for senior cats. Diagnosing the cause and administering treatment as soon as possible is essential. The eyes should be bright and clear. Identifying changes in your cat’s eyes, as well as behavioral shifts, is crucial. It is common for older cats to take on a new personality if vision problems start to become overwhelming. Because senior cats can fall victim to a host of medical troubles, it […]

how do cats get ear mites
Cat Health and Wellness

Does My Cat Have Ear Mites or an Ear Infection?

Although ear mites are responsible for half of all ear infections that are diagnosed in cats, the other 50% can be caused by a variety of issues. Infections that are non-mite related can often be attributed to a secondary condition. Getting to the root of the matter requires expertise. Being able to identify trouble is your job. Monitoring your cat’s behavior and physical actions can shed light on a potential problem. Conducting routine inspections of […]