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Category: Cat Health

laundry pod

Laundry pods toxic to pets

Q: My cat Milo is a "dog cat": He comes when I call, fetches small balls and loves to play with toys. Last week, I caught him batting around a laundry detergent pod. Should I let him play with those...

Cats and cannabis dangers

As cat lovers, we all want our pets to enjoy a safe and healthy environment. Unfortunately, not everything that’s safe for humans is equally safe for cats. As cannabis and related products have become more widely available, the risk of...
Cat sitting in grass in yard on July 4th

Cat safety tips for July 4th

Independence Day is a time for summer fun, cookouts, and of course, fireworks. But did you know that reports of lost pets increase by 30% during and just after the holiday? And of those pets reported missing, fewer than 15%...
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How to calm an anxious cat

Any cat parent knows that cats can be highly sensitive creatures. Most of them don’t like change, many are picky eaters, and even the most laid back feline can throw out a hiss if they’re annoyed enough. But what do...
cat and dog playing outside in the grass

No Lyme disease vaccine for cats

Q: My veterinarian doesn't offer Lyme vaccination for my cats, who spend more time outside than my dogs. Is a vaccine available for felines?  A: A vaccine to prevent Lyme disease in cats is not available because it's not clear...
cat scratching fleas on fur

Does my cat have fleas?

Q: My cat, Purrsephone, is scratching and has tiny black specks throughout her fur. What's causing this, and what should I do about it?  A: It sounds like Purrsephone has fleas. Those black specks that resemble finely ground pepper are...
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Is aromatherapy bad for cats?

Millions of people use aromatherapy daily to boost mood, relieve anxiety, and improve sleep. And the scents themselves are very pleasing. But do the essential oils used in aromatherapy pose health risks to your cats? If you’re a cat owner...

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