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How to Feed a Cat Who Overeats

According to T.J. Dunn, DVM, one of the likely leading causes of feline obesity is "free choice" feeding. In free choice feeding, the cat owner leaves food out for the cat at all times and allows the cat to eat at will. This reverses the diet and exercise patterns that cats experience in t...More...

Cutest Cat Contest Picture Gallery: Cruiser

Cutest Cat Contestant Cruiser. Is your cat the cutest cat in the world? About.com is pleased to announce the Cutest Cat Picture Contest. Please read the rules carefully, then submit your Cutest Cat photo by following these Guidelines. ...More...

Ringworm Visible on Your Cat

Yesterday, I was fortunate to come upon a week old stray kitten at my door; the poor thing was sick and hungry. I gave it all the love I had and rushed it to the vet. After two visitations for cold medication, my kitten started to get much better....More...

Vestibular Disease in Cats

Cats are known for their exceptional grace, balance in high places and ease of movements that make it seem as if they glide from one spot to another. However, vestibular disease can leave cats clumsy, afraid to climb and with awkward movements. Many pet owners mistake the symptoms of vestibular dise...More...

Proper Way Of Dealing With Cat Allergies

The fur of cats usually causes allergic reaction to some pet owners. A lot of people in the United States of America suffer from this kind of reaction since almost all their households own a cat. As a result, cats are considered to be one of the most common sources of allergies. Are familiar with th...More...

Cats' Blood Tests

Blood tests can provide a lot of information about a cat's health, yet much is subject to interpretation. Learn more about understanding blood tests....More...

Focus on Cat Food

Index of all articles on cat food and nutrition, reviews of cat foods, and Top Picks of premium cat food brands on About.com Cats....More...

Olive-Oil Cures for Cats

Although cats are generally hardy and independent pets, your pet requires care when it gets sick. Home remedies can work, but you should always take your cat to the veterinarian to have it diagnosed properly and to discuss the home remedy you want to try. Castor oil was once used as a home remedy, b...More...

What Is a Real Cost of Owning a Bengal Cat?

One very important aspect to consider in buying a Bengal cat is its actual cost. Well, if you want to have a Bengal in your home, you should very well know that it is a rare breed. With rarity comes the high price, so you should expect that a Bengal cat could cost from 500 USD to about 5,000 USD, de...More...

White Cats Picture Gallery: Weebles

February is the last big push of winter, and represents the glistening snow that blankets the budding crocuses beneath. You won't feel cold at all, though, with a white February cat to warm your heart and your lap....More...

The Difference Between a Stray and a Feral Cat

It is important to know if you are dealing with a domestic stray cat or a feral cat. The animal shelters and pounds cannot deal with feral cats because they do not socialize well with humans. All domestic cats stray or feral are protected by state laws from harming them. This article provides you wi...More...

How to Stop a Cat from Pulling its Hair Out

When you hear a person say they are pulling their hair out, you know they are expressing frustration at dealing with a difficult and stressful situation or problem. Cats, however, actually pull large tufts of hair out when they are dealing with stress or suffering from other afflictions. Hair pullin...More...

Dealing With A Cat Allergy

Anyone who suffers from allergies can undoubtedly tell you of the irritation and discomfort associated with its consequences. In order to minimize symptoms, allergy sufferers do well to identify their personal allergy triggers so that they can successfully avoid them. For cat lovers especially, a ca...More...

Cat Gingivitis and Lung Diseases

Cats are prone to many different kinds of medical conditions for many different reasons; though, two of the most common conditions existing are gingivitis and upper respiratory infection. Both conditions are potentially life threatening if not treated properly; however, both can be manageable and ev...More...

Allergen

Glossary definition of allergen as applied to cats, and to humans allergic to cats. ...More...

Kitten Care: The Responsibilities of a Pet Owner

If you're thinking about getting a pet and the pet you're thinking about getting is a little kitten, there are many things you have to learn about before you even get a kitten into your home. Just like with any kind of pet, you'll have a lot of responsibilities and if you do those dut...More...

Heart and Lung Diseases in Cats

Endomyocarditis, or inflammation of the inner heart muscle and lining, is an acute heart and lung (cardiopulmonary) disease that typically develops following a stressful event. It is characterized by interstitial pneumonia, and inflammation of the innermost portion of the heart. Pneumonia is usually...More...

General Information on Cat Bladder Stones

Cat bladder stones can cause discomfort and pain to the cat. Bladder stones are formed when minerals harden inside the cat's bladder. These hardened minerals can block the urinary passage of the cat and cause irritation, causing the cat to urinate blood....More...