Cat Tales

Excessive Tearing in Cats

Veterinarians usually divide epiphora, or excessive tearing, into two categories -- excessive tear production or inadequate tear drainage.   Similar to our own eyes, a cat’s eyes will tear after being exposed […]

Is Kitty Allergic to YOU?

Have you ever observed that your kitty’s allergy symptoms seem to worsen the more time you spend together? Have you ever considered the possibility that she may be allergic to […]

Ascites in Cats

Ascites (pronounced “a-site-eez”) is the accumulation of fluid in a cat’s abdominal cavity. While a swollen stomach is one of the most obvious signs of ascites, any dramatic shift in a […]

Hair Loss in Cats

Hair loss in cats, otherwise known as alopecia, can be either partial or complete, according to animal dermatologists. And although it occurs for a variety of reasons, the most common […]

The Importance of a “Pet-Nuptial” Agreement

Like a prenuptial agreement, the aptly named “pet-nuptial” (pet custody) agreement can assist you in keeping your cherished feline companion should your current relationship end. Whether you’re divorcing a spouse, breaking […]

Blood Pressure in Cats

For people, having our blood pressure checked is always a routine part of an annual physical exam.   But have you ever had your cat’s blood pressure checked?   Do you know what high […]

Cat Owners and Rental Properties

Do you own a cat but want to rent an apartment or condo, town home or house?   If so, it’s vital that you’re fully informed before initiating this all-important process.  Why? […]

Hyperesthesia in Cats

Rather then being a single disease, Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome (FHS) is a set of symptoms that indicates the presence of a dermal, neurological or behavioral problem. The opposite of anesthesia, […]

Safety First When Visiting the Vet

A cautionary tail: Never put your cat’s carrier on the front seat of your vehicle where it can be crushed and your pet killed by deploying air bags in the […]

7 Simple Ways to Celebrate Kitty’s Birthday

There’s no better time to show your favorite feline how important she is than by putting on the proverbial “Ritz” for her birthday. Why not consider “wrapping” these suggestions in […]

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