Cat Tales

Arthritis in Cats

All too common in cats, arthritis (also called degenerative joint disease or osteoarthritis) is a chronic, painful and progressive condition that involves their joints, particularly as they age. Normally, the cartilage […]

Caterwauling and Cats

Curious about caterwauling or are you already familiar with the eerie sound emanating from your favorite furry friend? For those who have never heard it, caterwauling is a high-pitched, melodic and […]

No Kittens as Gifts at Christmas

No Kittens as Gifts at Christmas With the approach of the holidays, everyone’s thoughts turn naturally to the happy chore of gift giving to those nearest and dearest to them. While […]

Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats

A common illness in cats, it’s similar to a cold but can be far more serious. Caused by either viruses or bacteria, it targets the upper airway -- the throat, […]

Chin Acne and Cats

A little understood condition, feline chin acne is basically a disorder of follicular keratinization (the overproduction of keratin, a protein found in the outer layer of the skin). Once excess […]

Excessive Paw Licking in Cats

Are you all too familiar with the sight of your favorite feline excessively licking her paws? Have you ever pondered the possible reason or combination of reasons behind it? If […]

Cats and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As the days grow darker and shorter, and the thermometer plummets, so does the mood of millions of people living in the Northern Hemisphere. But humans are not the only […]

The Nose Knows

Are you fascinated by the small, heart-shaped “button” in the middle of your favorite feline’s face? Commonly called a nose, it is, in fact, one of a cat’s most uncommonly […]

September is “Happy Cat Month”

September is “Happy Cat Month” Charles Dickens famously said: “What greater gift than the love of a cat.” While cat lovers everywhere couldn’t agree more, did you know there’s a month dedicated […]

Uveitis in Cats

Uveitis is an inflammation of the uvea of a cat’s eye that includes the iris, the ciliary body and the choroid. What, purr-cisely, are the uvea’s three vital components? The iris […]

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