Cat with Sores & Hair Loss: Top Reasons & What to Do

Example of cat hair loss with sores or scabs

For any doting cat owner, noticing sores or hair loss on their beloved feline can be upsetting. Skin problems are among the most common medical issues I’ve seen in private practice as a veterinarian, and they can be attributed to various causes. Some conditions cause hair loss and sores from self-trauma due to itching and … Read more

Urine Blockage & Cat Euthanasia: When Is the Right Time?

cat in litter

As a veterinarian, one of my first patients in practice was a beloved 2-year-old black cat. Simba belonged to a teenage girl, and unfortunately his family was not equipped to handle the financial burden of treating an unexpected urinary blockage. They made the difficult but merciful decision to euthanize before his condition worsened. Unfortunately, this … Read more

Cat Straining to Pee But Urine is Not Coming Out: What to Do

cat urinating in litter box

As a veterinarian, I’ve seen my fair share of feline urinary health issues. Urinary difficulties are both common and potentially very serious, particularly if unnoticed or left untreated. One of the symptoms often reported by owners is their cat straining to pee with little urine output. This could indicate a potentially life-threatening emergency such as … Read more

Should You Euthanize An Old Cat Who Urinates Everywhere?

cat has peed on the bed covers

Pet ownership is an experience filled with moments of joy, companionship, and, unfortunately, challenging decisions. Euthanasia, the act of humanely ending a pet’s life to alleviate suffering, is one such difficult choice pet parents often face. This article seeks to explore the tough question of whether or not to euthanize an old cat who has … Read more