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Cat Health

A Sudden Dietary Change Can Cause Illness in Your Cat

Barbara Alvarez | Posted 01.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Barbara Alvarez

Your cat may be eating whenever he wants to. Before introducing the new food (and the risk of a cat food strike), change him over to scheduled feedings. Feed him up to three times every day. Once he's done, pick up the bowl of food. This should take about 30 minutes, max.

Dancing With the Devil: A Puppy Mill Retailer

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 06.16.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I'm proud that I live in Chicago, a city that just banned the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits from commercial breeders (puppy mills) to Chicago retailers. I believe that this ban will be a great step toward the annihilation of the pet mill industry.

Invisible Dental Disease in Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Dental disease can be painful and can lead to more serious health problems, like kidney, heart and liver disease. Be proactive with your pet's dental health.

5 Health Problems Cat Owners Can Miss

Posted 06.22.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Dr. Marty Becker: Cats have a reputation as low-maintenance pets, perfect for people who don’t have the time to care for an ani...

10 Common Mistakes Cat Owners Make

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Cats require specialized care, which is a fact even many cat lovers don't realize. Here are 10 of the most common mistakes I see cat owners make.

This April 26, Cat Lovers Celebrate Hairball Awareness Day, Avoid Gag Reflex

Lisa Rogak | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Lisa Rogak

On National Hairball Awareness Day, on April 26, 2013, cat lovers around the world will gather to show their strength and increase their resolve to prevent the condition that dogs their feline friends.

The Socially Responsible Pet

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 05.29.2013 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

I believe that everyone has the capacity to have a positive impact in their community. It may be as simple as offering a meal to someone who is hungry, teaching someone a new skill, or solving a problem that has perplexed society. I believe that your pet can be socially responsible as well.

Never Punish Your Pet for This Accident!

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

It's important to understand your pet isn't intentionally leaking urine. She has no control over what's happening. This is not a behavioral problem, it's a medical problem -- so trying to correct or punish your pet is a bad idea on multiple levels.

5 Tips To Help Your Cat Slim Down

Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Donna Spector for VetStreet According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), approximately 55 percent –- 47 million -- of ...

Indoor Cats Are Not Disease-Free

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 10.02.2012 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

Indoor cats are not disease-free. Just like in humans, cats can get sick for a number of reasons. Infectious diseases are dramatically reduced if you keep your pet inside but not eliminated completely.

10 Secrets Your Pets Won't Tell You About Their Health

Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Patty Khuly for Vetstreet Our pets may be nonverbal, but that doesn't mean that they don't know how to tell us when they're not feeling so h...

Do Pets Get Depressed?

Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Marty Becker for As our dogs and cats have migrated from the barnyard to the backyard to the kitchen to the bed, we veterinari...

10 Signs Your Cat Is In Pain

Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Mary Fuller for Vetstreet If you've ever watched your kitty pounce on a catnip mouse, you've seen the vestiges of his wild, predatory nature...

Does Your Cat Need Protection From This Parasite?

Posted 03.27.2012 | Healthy Living

By Dr. Marty Becker for Vetstreet It's not really spring until you've smacked your first mosquito. Some mosquitos, though, are more than annoying b...

What Does My Cat’s Fur Say About Her Health?

Posted 03.23.2012 | Green

From Nora Zelevansky for If kitties could talk, what would they say? “More pets on the belly, please!” Or maybe: “Bring on the...

Acupuncture For Dogs?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Acupuncture is a great alternative healing technique that has the potential to help your pet avoid the traditional drugs and/or surgery approach.

Caring For Your Pet In A Tough Economy

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you're among the millions of Americans who wants to cut costs and increase your savings, taking a back-to-basics approach to life can offer a number of advantages. If you're looking for ways to slash pet-related expenses, there are smart and not-so-smart strategies available to accomplish your goal.

4 Healthy Games To Play With Your Cat

Posted 02.25.2012 | Healthy Living

By Arden Moore for Vetstreet Never underestimate the power of play for your indoor cat: Cats not only need but enjoy regular play sessions. Just do...

Cat Or Dog Person? 10 Lesser-Known Differences Between The Two

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Because dogs and cats are the two most common companion animals, there's a tendency among humans to think they are more similar than they really are.

Understanding the First Phase of Disease in Dogs and Cats

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

As my understanding of biological therapy increases, I realize that there are many things we can do to assist our pets in maintaining their states of wellness and health.