Cat Articles

Elimination Behaviors

Throughout their lives, many household cats will experience some problem with elimination behaviors. These behaviors may include urinating, defecating or scent marking outside of their litter box. Although the …

Ear Problems

The most common ear problem in cats is inflammation of the outer ear, technically termed otitis externa. The area between the outside opening and the eardrum can be irritated …

Declawing Your Cat

The decision to declaw your cat can be a difficult and emotional dilemma. There are many opinions on the subject ranging from adamantly against the procedure, citing cruelty, to …

Cystitis and Stones

Problems of the bladder and urethra are all too common in pet cats. The lower urinary tract can be a site for inflammation, infection, stones, and obstructions. Together, these …

Chlamydiosis in Cats

Feline Chlamydiosis causes upper respiratory and eye infections in cats. It is a bacterial infection caused by the organism Chlamydophila felis (previously Chlamydia psittaci). The symptoms are generally mild …

Acne

Feline acne is caused by comedones, or blackheads, on the cat’s chin. Stress, poor grooming habits, immune suppression, and contact dermatitis can be triggers for acne. Comedones form when …

Stomatitis in Cats

Stomatitis in cats, sometimes called gingivostomatitis, plasma cell stomatitis, or lymphoplasmacytic stomatitis, is a very painful condition affecting the tissues in the mouth. The cause of this condition remains …
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