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

Pictures of Skin Cancer and Malignant Skin Lesions and Bumps in Cats

vet inspects a cat's back at the office

Keeping your cat indoors is one of the best ways to extend their lifespan and keep them safe. However, something most cat parents don’t realize is that indoor kitties can still get skin cancer. Whether your cat lives inside, outside, or a little of both, here’s how to recognize skin cancer and malignant skin lesions … Read more

Healing Stages of a Cat’s Abscess [With Pictures]

Healing Stages of a Cats Abscess

Abscesses in cats are easy to recognize as swollen, painful lumps beneath the skin, often accompanied by redness and heat. If the abscess has ruptured it’s a bit more dramatic, with an open, weeping wound and potentially lots of pus. If you notice a lump on your cat, it’s natural to be concerned, especially if … Read more

Pictures of A Cat’s Pregnancy Timeline [Week by Week]

Cat's Pregnancy Timeline

For uncomplicated cat pregnancies, most of the work and monitoring are done at home, not in the veterinary hospital. That makes it important that you recognize what’s normal and abnormal for a cat pregnancy. With that in mind, here is what your feline friend’s pregnancy should look like week by week so that you know … Read more

Remedies to Help a Cat with Teary Eyes [Vet Opthalmologist]

tears in eye

Cat eyes can be susceptible to watery eyes and it’s important for the owners to be aware of this. As an experienced Veterinary Ophthalmologist, I have handled numerous eye problems in cats and treated them accordingly. In this article I will provide an overview of the various conditions that can cause watery eyes in cats … Read more

Are Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) Toxic to Cats?

Is carnation toxic to cats?

Carnations (Dianthus caryophyllus) are classified as mildly toxic to cats. Exposure to this plant can result in gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting and diarrhea. While the toxicity level is considered low, it’s important for cat owners to be cautious and keep carnations out of reach.

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Catnip Can Make Cats Happy – How Much is Safe for Your Cat?

cat having too much catnip

Dr. Debra Eldredge is an award-winning veterinarian & author of the best-selling “Cat Owner’s Veterinary Handbook”. Catnip is a well-recognized treat for many cats. It can even make some cats a little crazy. But what exactly is catnip and how much catnip is safe for your cat? Can cats have too much catnip? Catnip is … Read more

Does My Cat Know I Love Her?

My Cat Know I Love Her

We joke about our cats ruling our home, life, and schedule, but there is a reason such stereotypes come about. Cats are territorial, finicky creatures of habit, and we love them so much that we are willing to give them what they want. (Within reason, of course, although what could be considered good reason might … Read more

My Cat Purrs All The Time: Is It Normal, And Is My Cat Okay?

Cat purring

Cats make the strangest noises! Chirps, meows, purrs, and more. While we aren’t sure of the cause for every cat’s noise, we have some theories. About cat purring Purring is one of the most common noises a cat owner will encounter. A purr is a low, continuous murmuring sound expressive of contentment or pleasure. This … Read more

Why Does My Cat Love Belly Rubs? A Cat Expert Explains

cat loving a belly rub

While dogs are known to enjoy belly rubs, cats are literally a different breed. Cats flip onto their back, exposing their bellies. We think it’s an invitation when it’s showing their trust. Feline’s most vital organs are in the belly, and exposing it to you is a sign of trust. Though some do, most cats … Read more