Reporters at Reach Out to Cat World experts

Reporters at sought insights from “” experts on pet-proofing sofas. They conducted an expert interview to understand effective strategies for safeguarding sofas from feline antics. This collaboration aimed to provide readers with practical tips for maintaining furniture harmony in cat-friendly households! How to Pet-Proof Your Sofa Dr. Janet Cutler, our certified cat behaviorist was … Read more

Newsweek Collaborates with ‘Cat World’ Experts for Series on Cat Health & Behavior

Newsweek sought assistance from our team when they aimed to publish a series of articles covering cat news and behavior. Our Certified Cat Behaviorist, Janet Cutler (Ph.D., CAAB), and our Veterinarian Director, Dr. Jamie Whittenburg, gladly shared their expertise with Newsweek reporters during interviews, offering valuable insights into cat health and behavior. Examples: Mom Vacuums … Read more

Himalayan Gene in Cats

Siamese cat

What is the Himalayan gene? The Himalayan gene is a mutation on the C locus on chromosome A1. This genetic trait is also characterised by its heat sensitivity, which presents as darkened points (face, ears, legs and tail) and a pale body, known as ‘pointed’. In addition to the characteristic coat, the Himalayan gene also … Read more

Is Lily of the Valley Toxic to Cats?

Is lily of the valley toxic to cats?

Is lily of the valley toxic to cats? Lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) is toxic to cats. The toxic principles are cardiac glycosides, (primarily convallarin and convallamarin). Cardiac glycosides are plant-derived steroids that influence heart function. Every component of the lily of the valley including its leaves, flowers, berries, stems, and bulbs, is poisonous. … Read more

Pictures of Normal & Infected Cat Incisions [Surgeon Advice]

Pictures of Normal & Infected Cat Incisions

Through my experience as a veterinary surgeon dealing with cat incisions and complications, I understand the importance of being vigilant about your cat’s post-surgical wound care. Knowing how to distinguish between normal healing and signs of infection can be life-saving for your furry companion.  As a cat owner, it’s important to monitor your cat’s incision … Read more

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

Cat Has NOT Pooped in 2 Days Or More: Should I Worry?

cat sitting in litterbox visibly frustrated

Keeping an eye on your kitty’s litter tray habits is a good idea, so any changes can be picked up on quickly. Constipation is not especially common in cats, but certainly can happen. If left untreated, cats can become poorly within a matter of days, so detecting it early is wise.

9 Types of Calico Cats (With Photos)

Calico cat

Dense calico     Dilute calico     Van calico     Harlequin calico     Shorthaired calico     Longhaired calico     Curly coated calico     Male calico What is a calico cat? Calico refers to a colour pattern that is common in random-bred and purebred cat populations. The term ‘calico’ refers to a tri-colour coat that consists of white, black and orange,  white, chocolate and … Read more

My Cat Has Low Energy But Is Still Eating Well [Vet Answer]

Cat eating

Some cats thrive on a low energy physical state. Others are extremely active-day and night. No matter what the normal activity level of your cat, any decrease in their normal can be considered low energy, otherwise known as lethargy. Low energy every once in awhile is usually not a cause for concern, but if those … Read more

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