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Campylobacteriosis In Kittens

Campylobacteriosis is an infectious disease which causes acute infectious diarrhea in kittens. It may also be found in shelters and catteries, mainly in cats who are poor condition and already suffering from other intestinal infections. A kitten acquires the bacterium when she comes into contact with contaminated water, food, animal feces, or uncooked beef or […]

A Medical Journey

Guest Post by Carly. I’ve been a cat owner for as long as I can remember. My brown tabby, Seymour, is seventeen years old and has basically grown up with me. So when his kidneys failed a few months ago, I was devastated. I didn’t know what the side effects would be, or how long […]

What’s Wrong With My Cat’s Eyes: Feline Vestibular Syndrome

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Guest Post by Carolyn. One of the most curious health problems that plague our feline friends is called feline vestibular syndrome. Resulting from an off-kilter biological balance system, the cat starts to be unable to stay standing and continually falls over or go in circles. Additionally, cats become nauseous and their eyes start pulsating left-to-right […]

Steatitis (Yellow Fat Disease) In Cats

Steatitis, or yellow fat disease, is caused by a deficiency of vitamin E. Cats who are fed a diet containing excessive amounts of unsaturated fats end up with vitamin E being destroyed in their bodies. This results in a painful inflammation in the cats body fat. The fat will turn yellow and harden greatly. A […]

Why Do Cats Arch Their Backs?

A cat who is arching her back quite dramatically is doing so as a defensive reaction. When threatened she will do this to make herself look as intimidating as possible. In animals this is a very common reaction. For example, the cobra does this when it raises the front part of its body and spreads […]

Why Cats Cough Up Hairballs

Your cat spends half of her waking hours grooming herself. As she licks her coat clean, she’ll ingest some of the hair along the way. Instead of normally passing through her gut, when too much hair accumulates in her stomach it can irritate the stomach lining which causes it to be coughed back up. This […]

Why Cats Eat And Dig Up Houseplants

You may catch your cat in the act of eating or digging up your houseplants, or you may discover the telltale sign that the plant has been destroyed. Why do cats engage in this behavior? Just like with dogs, cats may sometimes eat greenery in order to help aid their digestion or just because they […]

Defensive Aggression In Cats

In cats Defensive Aggression may happen quite suddenly, an example for instance, during pets. Your cat suddenly lashes out when moments before everything seemed fine. However, you will be able to recognize your cats body language that follows these outbursts if you carefully pay attention to the signs. Maybe your cat was enjoying the petting […]

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