Top Causes of Scabs on a Cat’s Chin + How to Help [Vet Advice]

A concerned client called the clinic about her cat one day because he had scabs on his chin. I told her there are various reasons for scabs on a cat, and she should bring the kitty in for an exam. In this article, I’ll explain the top reasons your cat can develop chin scabs and … Read more

Lumps on Cat’s Neck: What Are They and What to Do?

Lumps on Cat's Neck

One day I had a call from a concerned client. She was stroking her cat’s neck and felt a lump. To soothe her anxiety, I explained that there are various causes of lumps and bumps on cats’ necks and many are easy to treat. I suggested she bring her kitty in for an examination to … Read more

Why is my male cat peeing everywhere? Our vet shares what to do

Why is my male cat peeing everywhere

After our wedding, I moved in with my husband and his cat. Soon, the cat started spraying in the basement. Fortunately, I understood the behavior was a signal that his sense of security was disrupted, so we knew how to deal with his inappropriate urination. In this article, we’ll look at various reasons your male … Read more

Cat Pooping in the Litter Box But Peeing Outside? Here’s What to Do

Cat Pooping in the Litter Box But Peeing Outside

I had a call from a client one day asking why their cat was only using the litter box to poop but peeing in other places around the house. I explained that the inappropriate activity could have an underlying medical or behavioral cause and recommended an examination. In this article, we’ll look at various reasons … Read more

Why is My Female Cat Peeing Everywhere? Top Causes & Vet Tips

Why is My Female Cat Peeing Everywhere

A client called me on day to ask me why her cat was peeing anywhere but the litterbox. I explained there could be a medical reason her fastidious feline was avoiding the box. After asking questions to determine the history behind the undesirable behavior, I suggested the owner bring her cat in for an exam. … Read more

Black Crust Around Your Cat’s Eyes and Nose [Vet Advice]

close up of cat eyes with small quantity of black crust around one eye

In practice, new cat owners occasionally called me to express concern when they noticed black gunk around their furbaby’s eyes or nose. I would explain that cats may have normal discharge from their eyes and nose for various reasons, but sometimes the discharge indicates an underlying condition. In this article, we’ll discuss the reasons cats … Read more

Cost of Euthanizing a Cat [$25.00 to $220.00]

mosquito on cat's nose

When your cat’s health is deteriorating rapidly, making the decision to euthanize can be difficult and heartbreaking. Unfortunately, concerns about the cost of euthanasia may add to your stress. While prices vary from city to city or between clinics and shelters, having a general idea of what to expect can help you to prepare.   In … Read more

When to Euthanize a Cat With Cancer (Mouth, Nasal, Lung & Other Cancers)

massaging your cat

Cancer of any kind can be extremely debilitating for a cat. When your precious kitty has cancer, one of the hardest decisions you’ll make is when to euthanize her. How will you know it’s time to humanely end your cat’s suffering?  In this article, we’ll provide a list of questions for you to consider if … Read more

Euthanizing a Cat at Home? Risks & Veterinarian Advice

cat laying on the floor with eyes closed

One of the hardest decisions any pet parent can make is choosing when it’s time to humanely end your cat’s life. It’s very difficult to say goodbye to furry family members, but you don’t want to prolong pain and suffering.  Unfortunately, the cost of professional veterinary care only adds to the stress, particularly if your … Read more

There’s a Cyst in My Cat’s Ear: What to Do

vet inspecting cat ear

The most common cause of cysts in a cat’s ear is blocked ceruminous glands in the ear canal. The lesion presents as multiple distinct or coalescing blue-black purple papules that are usually benign. Other cysts you might find in your cat’s ear include inflammatory polyps and squamous cell carcinoma. Let’s take a look at these … Read more