Eye colour changes in cats can affect the iris, the pigmented muscular ring eye that circles the pupil or the pupils (the black part of the eye). There are several causes of eye colour changes in cats, the most common occurs when during kittenhood when the eyes change from blue to brown, yellow or green. Changes to the colour of the eye beyond kittenhood have multiple causes, from benign to life-threatening.
Tulips are toxic to cats, the toxic principles are alkaloid glycosides Tulipalin A and B, which are naturally occurring compounds that cause gastrointestinal upset. Tulip farmers and florists can also develop ‘tulip fingers or Alstroemeria dermatitis’, a form of contact dermatitis characterised by redness and inflammation. This, however, should not affect cats.
The first time I saw a panting cat was during my freshman year in vet school. My roommate’s kitten was playing so hard she finally laid down and started panting with an open mouth. That’s when I learned cats can pant like a dog when they’re excited, stressed, or overheated. In those cases, panting is … Read more
Garfield was an American comic strip created by Jim Davis in 1976. Over the next 40 years, the strip reached over 2000 newspapers and holds the Guinness World Record for being the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. The main character of the comic strip is none other than Garfield, a fat orange tabby cat. … Read more
At my veterinary practice, I’ve seen cats present with patchy areas of fur and scabs on their skin often. It’s a common problem. By examining the affected kitty, I could diagnose and treat the condition based on the scabs’ number, distribution, appearance, and size. Cats with patchy areas of fur and scabs on their skin … Read more
Orange and black cats have been popular companions to pet lovers for ages. Lucky for orange and black cat lovers, this adorable coat pattern isn’t just limited to one breed, but many. If you’re looking for your next orange and black cat breed or just want to understand your favorite feline better, here’s your guide! … Read more
While I was in practice, we would see cats with diarrhea every few weeks. Sometimes a loose stool was the only symptom owners saw. I soon learned there are a variety of reasons cats can have runny poop when they’re acting normally. The most common reasons a cat has diarrhea but is acting normal are … Read more
How early can cats become pregnant? A cat will have its first heat cycle around 6 months of age. It is not advised for her to become pregnant this young, as this may increase complications for both the kittens and the mother. It is best to wait until she is full grown. How often … Read more
About Cat Lumps and Bumps From time to time, you may notice lumps on your cat which may be singular, or multiple, small or large, firm or soft. Most lumps on cats are harmless, but some can indicate a more serious problem. You will see the words benign and malignant throughout this article. Benign tumours … Read more
Your cat is an adventurous explorer of your backyard and has the free reign to run around to her heart’s desire. As you watch her bury herself in the grass, you notice that your cat is actually watching a snake! Immediately, you’re worried about her. Can cats kill snakes or can snakes kill cats? Is … Read more