Dander refers to the minute particles of dead skin that are constantly being shed from your cat (and other mammals).
It is often said that cat dander causes allergies and in some ways that is correct, but not entirely.
Also known as ischuria, a urinary obstruction (UO) is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment. It occurs when the flow or urine is blocked anywhere along the urinary tract.
There are a number of causes of swelling in cats, most are harmless, however can be more serious. Any swelling is a sign of an underlying condition and needs to be investigated by a veterinarian.
Cats are as unique as we are and they all have their own preferences when it comes to being petted. Some would be content with attention 24 hours a day, others have very little interest in being petted. It is up to us to read their body language and determine their own comfort levels.
Most cat owners I know admit to kissing their cat. It seems perfectly normal among cat lovers, but non "cat" people (not to mention my mother) seem baulk at the idea. But the question is, is it safe to kiss your cat?
We've all heard the story of the cat who was sick or old and one day just vanished. This has lead many people to believe that cats will go away to die on their own. But is this true?
Normal body temperatures in cats range between 100 - 102.5°F (37.7 - 39.1°C). The body regulates its temperature (known as thermoregulation) by a number of measures and for a number of reasons.