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Questions About Cats

Why Are My Cat’s Eyes Dilated All the Time?

Felines are easily stimulated animals, so an agitated cat will have dilated pupils. If your cat is experiencing feelings of excitement, or fear and anxiety, she’ll have enlarged eyes. But if your cat’s pupils are dilated all the time, it’s typically a sign of an underlying medical problem. This is a warning sign that your cat is physically or mentally uncomfortable. Medical explanations for dilation of the eyes in cats include hypertension, key-Gaskell syndrome, or […]

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Behavioral Problems

Why Do Cats Get in Your Face While You Sleep?

If you have a cat, you’ll be used to sacrificing personal space during the day and while you sleep. Many pet owners have always wanted to know why their cat wants to go to sleep on your face. Surely it’s uncomfortable for your cat, and it’s definitely not comfortable for you. It’s primarily for safety reasons. Unlike your body, which tosses and turns during the night, your head remains relatively still. Your cat doesn’t need […]

Why Am I Allergic to Some Cats and Not Others?
Questions About Cats

Why Am I Allergic to Some Cats and Not Others?

Up to 10% of Americans experience an allergic reaction to felines. But cat allergies are complicated because you can make a fuss of one cat without triggering an allergic reaction, but not others. You’re allergic to your cat’s skin, not its fur. Dead skin cells (dander) get trapped under a cat’s fur. Cats shed their fur throughout the day, releasing dander into the air and causing allergies. Larger cats with longer fur release more dander […]

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Cat Food and Hydration

Are Cats Allowed to Eat Oranges?

While most felines are indifferent to fruit, there are exceptions. Some cats will be intrigued by what her owner eats. If you’re enjoying an orange, you may want to share some of it with your pet. This sounds fine as oranges are an excellent source of Vitamin C, but that’s not the case. Oranges are toxic to cats. They contain citric acid, which will irritate your cat’s gut, causing vomiting and diarrhea. Also, oranges contain […]

why does my cat howl before and after using litter box?
Questions About Cats

Why Does My Cat Meow Loudly After Using the Litter Box?

Felines vocalize to announce their bowel movements when they have a health problem. If your cat meows loudly when defecating, it’s highly likely to be because the experience is uncomfortable. Your cat finds urination and defecation painful. A cat’s bladder or bowels could be a problem due to due to a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), bladder stones, feline interstitial cystitis, or swollen anal glands. Alternatively, your cat may be announcing that he has soiled his […]

senior cat eye discharge
Cat Health and Wellness

Eye Discharge in Older Cats (Most Common Problems + Treatment Plan)

Cats eyes deteriorate as they get older, but that doesn’t mean that eye discharge is “normal.” Cats with runny eyes will feel very uncomfortable and may struggle to see clearly. The most common causes of eye discharge in cats are viral infections such as feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1), and bacterial infections such as feline infectious anemia (FIA). Older cats are particularly susceptible because they have weaker immune systems. Aside from this, allergies, injuries, parasites, and […]