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Mysterious Feline Behaviors Explained

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Cats are mysterious, often independent creatures, but that doesn't mean they don't interact with their owners. On the contrary, cats use multiple meth...

Strategies for Allergic Cat Lovers

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 08.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If you're a cat lover who is allergic to cats, or someone else in your family is, the good news is that many people are able to build up a tolerance t...

How To Get Your Cat Used To A Carrier

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

One of the reasons many cat guardians are so reluctant to take their pet to the vet, or anywhere, is because most kitties fight tooth-and-nail to avoi...

5 Ways to Slim Down Your Overweight Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

1. Feed portion-controlled meals on a consistent schedule. In my experience, most owners of overweight cats serve their pets an all-day buffet. They ...

Many Cats With Diabetes Can Achieve Remission

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.21.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your cat seems to be thirstier than usual, is urinating frequently, is hungry all the time but also losing weight, you should have him checked by your veterinarian for feline diabetes.

Why Cats Over the Age of 8 Should Get Regular Eye Exams

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.15.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

f a cat's high blood pressure goes unchecked, the most common eventual symptom will be sudden, acute blindness. Blood vessels in the eye will burst, causing the retina to detach, and the kitty will lose part or all of her eyesight.

Exercises for the Cat in Your Life

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Here are my favorite recommendations for getting the overweight feline in your life up and moving.

The Most Common Cause of Kitty Constipation

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.08.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A cat is constipated when the stool is too large and/or hard to be passed. If your kitty is straining in her litter box but has nothing much to show for it, or if her poop is dry and hard, it's likely constipation is to blame.

To Your Cat, You May Be Just Another Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 02.03.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

My guess is that humans will forever try to get inside the heads of their feline companions to learn what lies behind those gorgeous, mysterious eyes. What is she thinking about? What's she about to do? Is she staring at me, or through me? Does she love me, or loathe me?

Does Your Feline Companion Suffer From 'Twitchy Cat' Syndrome?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Felines are unique creatures. Your cat's physiology is distinctive, as are her nutritional requirements. Even the way her body is constructed -- her incredible physical flexibility -- is distinct from most other creatures.

A Possible Cure for Motion Sickness in Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

As anyone owned by a cat can tell you, very few of our feline friends enjoy a ride in the car. Veterinarians hear complaints all day long from cat-own...

Why and Where Cats Roam

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 12.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The researchers hope to learn more about whether cats are drawn to one another for activities and friendship, or whether their outdoor meet-ups are mostly coincidental.

How to Tell the Sex of a Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Determining the sex of a cat, even if it's a tiny kitten, is actually easier than many people think. In fact, probably the trickiest thing about this ...

How to Keep Your House Clean When You're Owned by a Cat

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 09.17.2016 | HuffPost Home
Dr. Karen Becker

If it seems like you're spending all your free time cleaning up after Tiger, don't despair. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping up with cat clutter than can make the chore much easier and less time-consuming.

Eliminating Cat Urine Stains and Smells

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

If your cat has suddenly taken to wetting your carpet or another area of your home instead of, or in addition to using his litter box, the first thing...

Tiny Furniture: These Kitties Are Snoozing In Their Very Own IKEA Beds

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

In Japan, the Duktig, IKEA’s $20 “doll bed,” is being used in a whole new way: as a chaise lounge for our lazy feline friends. HuffPost Japan...

Why Your Cat May Be More Human Than You Think

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Dr. Karen Becker

It's official. Your cat really IS giving you the cold shoulder. Not only is Garfield's hearing just fine, so is his ability to understand when you're...

Simple Cure for Cat Constipation

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

The most common cause of constipation in a kitty is inadequate fluid intake. Cats are by nature infrequent and inefficient water drinkers. They depend...

In Honor Of National Cat Day, Uber Is Delivering Kittens In Cities Across The U.S.

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.29.2014 | Good News

Wednesday is National Cat Day. And in celebration of felines all over, Uber has teamed up with the ASPCA and Cheezburger to bring some kittens to your...

The 22 Best Types Of Cats, Ranked

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Technology

Would the Internet even be worth checking if not for adorable feline videos? It's unclear. So as an ode to the Internet's MVP, we have scientifically ...

31 Marvelous Cats Who Truly Define Sophistication

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.24.2014 | Comedy

Each of your actions is a product of thousands of generation of finely tuned evolution... And calculated consideration.

Could This Be Why Your Cat Is Losing Weight?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), also called pancreatic insufficiency and maldigestion syndrome, is thought to be rare in cats. However, accor...

Omega-3 Supplement Helps Relieve Arthritis Symptoms in Cats

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A study conducted last year in the Netherlands suggests that cats with naturally-occurring osteoarthritis show symptom improvement when their diets ar...

Are Your Pet's Toys Toxic?

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

According to a recent study, certain types of toys can be toxic to your pet. Philip Smith, co-author of the study and an associate professor at Texas...

If Your Cat Is Fat, Try a High-Moisture Diet

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

A growing number of veterinarians are recommending what they call the "Catkins" diet for kitties who need to lose weight. "Catkins" is an amusing refe...