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 […]

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

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

One of the most common physical ailments that affect senior cats is reduced mobility or immobility. Often hallmarked by hind leg weakness, stiffness, balance problems, and an inability to walk without a limp, the older feline can easily fall victim to joint and muscle deterioration. Cats are good at masking pain, so it’s common for elderly pets to hide their discomfort until you notice that their back legs are giving way. If you notice that […]

Why is my Older Cat Yowling at Night?
Cat Health and Wellness

Why is My Elderly Cat Yowling at Night: What Excessive Vocalization Means!

At some point, a cat owner is bound to wonder “why is my elderly cat yowling at night?” But even if your old cat gets the best care, they can become very restless at night, vocalizing at all hours and waking the family. However, this yowling behavior is prevalent in aging cats. From shifting sleep habits to disorientation and vocalization, older felines exhibit many symptoms that researchers believe is very similar to dementia. If your […]