Feline Health

Why Your Cat’s Vet Records Are So Important


Your relationship with your cat’s veterinarian is one of the most important relationships in yours and your cat’s life. This relationship should be based on trust. Honest and open communication is important not only to ensure that your cat gets the best possible care, but that you understand every aspect of her care. Your vet will keep a detailed medical record for your cat.Continue Reading

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Litter Box Issues: A Round Up of Solutions for a Frustrating Problem


Dealing with a cat who pees outside the litter box is one of the most frustrating issues cat guardians may be faced with. It’s also one of the most common reasons why cats are returned to shelters. The reasons why cats eliminate outside the litter box vary, and include litter box aversion, urine marking, hormonal problems, and medical issues. Continue Reading

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How the Assisi Loop Helps Doodie with Severe Chronic Immune Disease


11-year-old Doodie came into Sue Marshall’s life five years ago. Sue had just arrived in the US from Australia, and since her work schedule was quite fluid, she wanted to find a shelter where she could volunteer during her free time. There was a photo of a gorgeous Siamese cat on the front desk. The special needs cat had been at the shelter for five years after being returned several times because her multiple illnesses were too much for adopters. “She looked so sad,” said Sue, “so I asked if I could foster her. At first, the shelter declined, as they were wary of letting her go home with just anyone. Sue persisted and returned again and again. Finally, the shelter agreed to a short term foster arrangement, and Sue took her home.Continue Reading

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Benefits of Coconut Oil for Cats


Coconut oil has been big in human nutrition for quite some time. Widely marketed as a superfood, the unique combination of fatty acids in coconut oil may have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and boost the immune system. I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether these benefits apply to cats as well. Continue Reading

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New from Assisi Animal Health: Free Webinars for Cat Parents, Shelters and Veterinary Professionals


This post is sponsored by Assisi Animal Health*

Today’s post about Assisi Animal Health is a bit of a departure from what I usually cover: the innumerable benefits cats derive from using the Assisi Loop or Loop Lounge. From cats with arthritis, kidney disease, recovery from injuries and many inflammatory conditions such as cystitis, stomatitis and more, the success stories we’ve featured have been remarkable and sometimes nothing short of miraculous.Continue Reading

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Review: Basepaws Cat DNA Test


Have you ever wondered about your cat’s genetic background? Maybe you were curious what breeds might make up your rescue cat’s genes? Or maybe you’d like to know whether you should be worried about any genetic health conditions so you can be proactive about them? The Basepaws Cat DNA test answers all of these questions.Continue Reading

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