Cat Health Tips

When you understand cat health, you can better care for your own kitty. Our experts explain everything you need to know about keeping your cat healthy and happy. Whether you're wondering why your cat is sneezing or want to know if your kitty is overweight, we've got the information you're looking for.

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An orange cat sitting in a litter box

Have you noticed changes in your cat’s litter box habits? Is she urinating in a new spot, spraying the wall or straining to urinate?

An orange cat sitting at a window near flowers

Cats and humans share many similarities. Both are mammals and both use different parts of their bodies for sensory processing, for example. Another similarity between cats and humans is that both species sneeze from time to time.

A tabby cat eating from a food bowl

Food allergies are thankfully very rare in cats, and can often be confused with the more common (and less severe) food intolerances.

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  • Not sure how to give a cat a pill? You're not alone. Pet owners often dread administering prescriptions to their feline friends, since cats are notorious for spitting out pills or unleashing teeth or claws. 

  • There are many potential causes for cat urine crystals to occur in your feline friend. Sometimes the crystals are triggered by dehydration and can be remedied by simply increasing her daily water intake.

  • Cats and humans share many similarities. Both are mammals and both use different parts of their bodies for sensory processing, for example. Another similarity between cats and humans is that both species sneeze from time to time.

  • Anyone who has cats knows that they can occasionally experience upset stomachs and sensitive digestive tracts. These can be minor, passing cat digestive problems, or indicate larger issues that should be addressed by a veterinarian.

  • A cat's skin and coat are among the most visible signs of health and vitality. The skin and coat are of vital importance to the body's protective mechanisms against environmental assaults of all kinds: from infectious agents to temperature changes.

  • A well-groomed coat not only helps your cat to look her best, it helps her avoid more complicated problems like parasites and skin diseases. Learn more.
  • Parasites are organisms that can live in or on another living thing. Parasite checks must be conducted early and often, since mother cats can transmit parasites to their kittens.