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Abscess in Cats
Also know as cat fight abscess or cat bite abscess. Information on what causes abscesses in cats and symptoms and treatment

Bad Breath in Cats
Possible reasons your can may be suffering from bad breath. Dental problems and underlying disease can cause bad breath in cats

Birth of Kittens - Labor and Delivery
What are the signs that a kittens birth is imminent? How long will my cat be in labour? What can go wrong? Read more about cat birth, delivery & after

Cat Flu
Information, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and prevention of Feline Herpes Virus and Feline Calicivirus

Can People, especially Children Catch Worms from Cats
It is possible for humans and especially children to become infected with worms from cats and dogs. It is important to teach your children to wash their hands before eating. Equally important is to regularly treat your pets for worms.

Cat Nip
Grow your own catnip. Will my cat react to catnip? Catnip is a mild stimulant to cats. The catnip reaction is inherited and causes a high for cats.

Common Health Problems In Cats
It may come as a surprise, if you're a new cat owner, that many health problems may befall your feline friend. Some problems are easily preventable, while others are hereditary.

Cystitis in Cats
Cystitis is often the cause of inappropriate urination in cats.

De-Worming your Cat
Advice on when you should worm your kitten or cat

Diarrhea in Cats & Kittens - Causes & Treatment
Diarrhea is not a disease in itself but rather a symptom that something is wrong with your cat or kitten's health. This could be a minor problem or could signify a more serious illness.

Ear Mites - Symptoms and Treatment
Ear Mites are very uncomfortable and painful for your cat. The signs and treatment for ear mites.

Euthanasia Cats
How do I know it's time?
Most people really have had no guidelines to follow, had no firm ground on which to stand while partaking in their pet's final time. For those of you who have had no experience with euthanasia of a pet, I would like to offer a few guidelines so that you will have some firmer ground to stand on when "that time" does come.

Eyes: Feline Conjunctivitis
Causes and Treatment of conjunctivitis in cats.
Many cats have chronic problems with conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye membranes). Often, the problem comes and goes. The eyes may be red, swollen, watery or crusty.

Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Flea allergy dermatitis as the name suggest is an allergy which affects both cats and dogs. It is a skin condition which occurs when a flea bites a cat and the cat is hypersensitive to the flea's saliva.

Fleas - Get rid of fleas on your pets and in your home
Get rid of fleas forever just follow the easy steps for total flea eradication.
Fleas do not have to be a part of pet ownership. Years ago it was assumed that all cats and dogs had fleas but this is just not true today. Flea control has advanced so much that no animal should ever have to suffer one single flea again

Fleas - How to kill fleas on very young kittens
It is not safe to use many flea preparations on kittens of less than eight weeks of age. Find out how to get rid of fleas on a very young kitten

Grief: Living with the loss of your cat
Through the course of their lives most cat owners have to face the death of a beloved cat. The sad fact is that our treasured companions do not live as long as we do.

Hairballs in Cats
While an occasional hairball is no cause for alarm, if your cat is vomiting up a hairball more than once or twice a month, it's time to think about a plan of action

Heat. Cat in Heat or in season
How do I know if my cat is in heat? This article describes the signs of a cat in heat (Oestrus)

Kitten Care
How to raise a healthy, happy kitten. Feeding, toilet training, parasites and much more.

Kidney Disease in Cats 
Causes and Treatment of CRF or Chronic Renal Disease in Cats
The most noticeable symptom is an increase in water consumption and urination ("drink-a-lot, pee-a-lot syndrome")

Medication: How to give your cat a Pill
Pilling a cat can be a nightmarish experience. Cats don't want something pushed down their throats, and they'll fight with all their might to prevent it. In fact, it's amazing how powerful their small bodies can be. Here are some ways to make the pilling process easier and less stressful for both you and your cat.

Miliary Dermatitis
Miliary Dermatitis is a condition where millet seed sized (miliary) scabs are variably distributed over the cats body. The cat is usually very itchy and may cause damage to itself by scratching and hair pulling. The scabs can be easily felt

Milk - Should a kitten drink milk?
Most cats are lactose intolerant. Read more.

Nutritional Needs of a Cat Are Different From A Dog's
To begin with we must get a good grip on two terms . . . carnivore and omnivore. The cat is considered by scientists to be a strict carnivore and the dog is considered to be an omnivore.

Pregnancy In Cats
How to tell if your cat is pregnant. Pregnancy information

Ringworm in Cats
Information, symptoms, treatment, diagnosis and prevention of Ringworm in Cats

Stress: Feline Stress
From the late 20th century to the present, Stress has become a catchword of a generation. For humans, it has become a lifestyle and indeed the amount we have to do, and the pressure we are under, are worn with pride as a statement of our importance. The cats with whom we share our lives are also not immune to stress

Tapeworm in Cats
How do you know if your cat has tapeworms? Do tapeworms harm your cat? How are tapeworms spread?

Toothache and Tooth Decay in Cats
Cats can suffer from severe pain due to bad teeth. Refusal to eat is often the first sign of tooth decay.

Urinary Tract Disorders in Cats
Commonly referred to as FLUTD, LUTD or FUS.
The clinical signs of all the LUTDs are very similar. Cats may go to the litter box frequently, strain to urinate, pass very small amounts at a time, lick their genitals more frequently or more intensely than usual, or have blood in the urine.

Vomiting Cats
There can many varied reasons why a cat vomits, from a serious illness to eating something disagreeable. An occasional, isolated episode of vomiting is usually normal.









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