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Everybody knows that dogs are famous for panting, but cats pant too. Panting is different from regular breathing in that the air is moved quickly through the large airways, and relatively little oxygen is absorbed by the blood. Although a panting cat may simply be exhausted or overheated, she may al
A home treatment for cat urinary tract infection is a feasible option and many vets are beginning to see the benefits of holistic prevention as opposed to heavy repeated doses of antibiotics. An unbalanced blood chemistry often times can create an environment in the urinary tract in which bacteria w
Many cat owners ease their allergies with herbal remedies.Black Cat image by Chris Kincaid from Fotolia.comMany cat lovers (and people who live with them) are allergic to their furry friends. The symptoms may include rashes, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, asthma attacks, headaches and...
Cat urine, with its distinctive odor, can wreak havoc on cushioned furniture like your couch. You must be able to clean away all traces of the urine in order to remove the odor and discourage the cat from urinating in the same spot in the future. Luckily, many couch cushions come with removable cove
A raw food diet differs from a home cooked diet in that the food is given to the cat raw. Advocates of a raw, or natural, diet argue that cooked or processed food is not natural for cats (after all, nature does not cook for cats), and the cooking process destroys necessary enzymes and vitamins in th
About.com is pleased to announce the Cutest Cat Picture Contest. Although the entry deadline has passed, the judges panel are going through over 400 entries to select 12 semi-finalists. You may help decide the top six contestants, and the ultimate Cutest Cat of 2009.
Diarrhea is a gastrointestinal condition that causes your cat to produce loose, watery stool. Causes include change of diet or food intolerance, bacterial or viral infections, parasites, obstructions and even cancer. Diarrhea is problematic for one cat, but in a multicat household diarrhea becomes a
April is a transitional month. It hasn't decided if it is really Spring yet, but also surprises us now and then with warm days that sneak a hint of things to come. April is the month of old buttermilk skies, Easter Egg hunts, and cotton candy dresses on little girls. April is also for pale yell
Kittens are adorable fluffy little creatures that spend all day playing, or so it seems. To ensure that your kitten is healthy, there are some basic rules you need to follow. Good nutrition, exercise and rest are essential for any growing creature, but beyond that, there are steps to take for primar
Most cats enjoy licking themselves, objects or even people. However, it can become bothersome when the behavior becomes obsessive. It can even cause harm when your pet continually licks a wound or a recent surgical incision -- possibly even removing sutures. Preventing your pet from habitual licking
There is nothing as offensive as the smell of cat urine. When you have guests over for dinner and they are greeted by the pungent smell of ammonia as they walk through the door, the embarrassment is enough to make you want to scream.
If you are a cat owner, you may or may not be aware that felines suffer from health problems too. While some of these problems are easily preventable, there are others which are hereditary and hence cannot be prevented. Still, it is good that you are aware of these 5 common cat health problems.
To ensure a safe pregnancy for your cat, and a healthy birth, your veterinarian may suggest some basic blood work to establish baseline readings, and to spot any potential problems. An ultrasound can be a useful tool early on to diagnose pregnancy, and determine the fetal age and development. X-rays
Every cat owner, at one point, asking this question: "Why is my cat urinating in the house?". The answer is quite simple. Cats avoid their litter box when it is painful to urinate because they somehow believe that the box is the problem...