Look out for these 6 symptoms of illness in cats

Look out for these 6 symptoms of illness in cats






How to get the most out of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

How to get the most out of Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

The following is a contribution from Zach at Vet Set Go, a community designed for aspiring veterinarians. Dr. Chris Carpenter shares tips on how we can make the most out of that important trip to the vet. The annual Take Your Cat to the Vet Day is August 22nd. If it has been a year or more since you last took your cat to the vet, this would be the […]






Is clumping litter safe for cats?

Is clumping litter safe for cats?

Part of having a cat in your life means dealing with the litter box. Nowadays, many cat owners appreciate the convenience of clumping cat litter, which makes it easy to scoop both solid and liquid waste from your cat’s litter box. The obvious advantage is that the litter box smells fresh for longer, reducing the frequency of completely changing out and replacing the litter. However, if you have young kittens, […]






Why do cats have rough tongues?

Why do cats have rough tongues?

If you have ever been licked by a cat, probably the first thing you noticed was the rough texture of the cat’s tongue. Dogs have smooth tongues, whereas the texture of a cat’s tongue is scratchy and rough, almost like sandpaper. What’s the reason for this big difference? The center of a cat’s tongue is covered with small, backward-facing barbs known as filiform papillae.  These papillae contain keratin, and serve […]






Treating and preventing bladder stones in cats

“My cat never bites!” is what my friend Joe kept telling me right after his twenty-something pound cat sunk his teeth into my hand. My main concern at that time had nothing to do with diagnosing the emotional health of his cat but rather I was mostly concerned about possibly getting a serious infection or not being able to play my guitar again. After I was able to stop the […]






Feline hyperesthesia

Feline hyperesthesia

Otherwise known as rolling skin disease, feline hyperesthesia is believed to be a rare type of seizure disorder in cats. Feline hyperesthesia often occurs as sudden episodes, which may occur frequently throughout the day, or sporadically on a weekly, monthly or less frequent basis. Symptoms often begin with vocalization and dilated pupils, and often includes a general increase in restless activity. The skin may start twitching and rolling, and the […]






Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

One of the most frustrating and confusing viral infections seen sporadically in cats is a disease known as feline infectious peritonitis, or FIP. This is caused by the type of virus called a corona virus. In fact, most cats either have been exposed to or are carriers of many types of corona viruses. It is now believed that under certain circumstances, either because of physical, emotional or toxic stress, a […]