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While you or your dog might like eating mango as a treat, cats may be less inclined. Though if your cat does find themselves drawn to the bright fruit, there's good news in store.
Can Cats Eat Mango?
While you or your dog might like eating mango as a treat, cats may be less inclined. Though if your cat does find themselves drawn to the bright fruit, there's good news in store.
Cat skin conditions are common and may cause itching, scratching, licking, or hair loss. It's important to recognize the signs of common skin problems like ear mites, fleas, and dermatitis early so you can treat the issue quickly.
Common Skin Conditions in Cats & How to Recognize Them
Cat skin conditions are common and may cause itching, scratching, licking, or hair loss. It's important to recognize the signs of common skin problems like ear mites, fleas, and dermatitis early so you can treat the issue quickly.
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Are Orchids Poisonous to Cats?
If you're a pet parent and a plant parent, you might be wondering if orchids are toxic to cats. Here's how to keep your cat safe around orchids and any other houseplants.
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How Much Should I Really Feed My Cat?
Knowing how much to feed your cat means considering several factors, including age, activity levels, and the nutrients they need. Learn more about how to create a healthy feeding routine for your cat.
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10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Healthy, According to a Vet
Keeping your cat healthy and happy starts with a few expert-approved strategies. From how much to feed your cat to fear-free vet visits and travel tips, here are 10 ways to keep your cat healthy from a veterinarian's point of view.
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Cat Pregnancy Tests Exist, but Should You Use One?
Cat pregnancy tests are just one of several ways to find out if your female feline is expecting. The blood tests are reliable, but they're also expensive.
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Here's How Long & How Often Cats Are in Heat
Without being spayed, female cats will go into heat fairly often, for several days every few weeks. Here's how to tell if your cat's in heat and what to do to prevent pregnancy.
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Are Tulips Toxic to Cats?
Tulips are a common toxic plant for cats, but here's what experts say to do to keep kitty safe this spring.
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How to Get Rid of & Prevent Fleas on Cats
Learn to recognize the signs of fleas on cats and kittens, and how to get rid of fleas on cats and in your house through effective treatment and prevention.
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Allergies in Cats: How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent Them
Cats can have allergies and might be more common thank you think. Learn about the causes of allergies in cats, the types of allergies, signs and symptoms, allergy testing, and treatment.
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How to Keep Your Cat Safe When Using Household Cleaners
Cleanup is inevitable when living with pets. But when not used correctly, some household cleaners, like Lysol, can be unsafe for cats to be around. When it comes to cat-friendly cleaning, it's best to follow the directions when sanitizing your space so nobody gets hurt.
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Daffodils Are Toxic for Cats, So Here's How to Keep Your Pet Safe
While these spring flowers may look bright and cheery, daffodils are totally toxic to cats (and dogs!) Here's how to keep your cat safe from this poisonous plant and others.
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How to Help an Underweight Cat Gain Weight
Knowing the reason behind why your cat is underweight is the first step to helping her get healthy again. Here are some veterinarian-recommended ways to help your cat gain weight.
Cats can suffer from depression just like people. While their depression tends to be short term, it can be overwhelming both to the cat and her family. Learn to identify signs of depression in your cat and ways to help her back to her normal, happy self. People, Depression Symptoms, Signs Of Depression, Older Cats, What Causes Depression, Human Emotions
Is Your Cat Suffering From Depression?
Cats can suffer from depression just like people. While their depression tends to be short term, it can be overwhelming both to the cat and her family. Learn to identify signs of depression in your cat and ways to help her back to her normal, happy self.
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Signs Your Cat May Have an Eye Infection
Discharge, unusual blinking, or rubbing of the eyes may be the sign of a cat eye infection. Understanding the symptoms is key to treating this common condition.
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Can Cats Eat Daisies? Nope—and Here's Why
Are daisies poisonous to cats? Like many other flowers in your garden, it's best to keep many plants away from kitties. Here's what to know about whether daisies are safe for cats.
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Can Cats Eat Chocolate? Experts Say Stick to the Kibble
Wondering if your cat can eat chocolate? Learn why chocolate is bad for cats and what to do if your feline steals a bite.
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Is Ham a Safe Food for Dogs To Eat?
A veterinarian sounds off on when and how much ham a healthy dog can eat.
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How To Keep Your Spring Cleaning Pet Safe, With Advice From the Experts
Make sure your spring cleaning spree is good for everyone in the house with tips from veterinarian Joanna Woodnutt.
Is Borax Toxic to Dogs and Cats?
This popular cleaning ingredient is a great example of why "natural" doesn't necessarily mean "safe." Find out if borax is harmful for dogs and cats and what to do if your pet ingests it.
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Why Do My Cat's Purrs Sound Like a Pigeon?
If you don't speak cat, you're in luck. Our feline behavior expert is here to translate. Here's why your cat sounds like a pigeon when she purrs and what it means about her mood.
Cat anxiety develops for numerous reasons, including sudden changes, illness, and trauma. Here's what the experts say about the condition and how you can help. Cat Health Remedies, Coping Strategies, Signs Of Anxiety, What Causes Anxiety, Reduce Anxiety
Experts Say This Is How to Help Your Cat Cope With Anxiety
Cat anxiety develops for numerous reasons, including sudden changes, illness, and trauma. Here's what the experts say about the condition and how you can help.
Do cats cry like humans do? Here's how to tell when your cat is sad and what to do to soothe them. Cat Behavior Facts, Cat Behavior, Cat Care Tips, Cat Parenting, Cat Help
Do Cats Cry?
Do cats cry like humans do? Here's how to tell when your cat is sad and what to do to soothe them.
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Wet vs. Dry Dog Food: Which Should You Feed Your Dog?
Not sure whether to feed your dog wet or dry food? A vet breaks down the differences, pros and cons of each, and how to switch from one diet to the other.
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How Many Teeth Do Cats Have? Here's What the Kitty Dentist Says
Knowing how many teeth cats have from the kitten stage to adulthood will help you provide better dental care and be able to spot health issues early.
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You Should Probably Be Brushing Your Pet's Teeth More Often Than You Think
Why brush your pet's teeth? Just like humans, dogs are susceptible to dental issues that can be painful and expensive to care for in the long run—so making teeth brushing a regular part of your routine can help live a longer, healthier life.
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Why Is There Blood in My Cat's Pee?
Blood in cat urine is called hematuria. Find out why your cat is peeing blood and what you should do about it.
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Why Is My Cat Sleeping in the Litter Box? A Cat Behaviorist Gives Us the Scoop
If your cat is sleeping in the litter box, don't ignore it. Litter box cat naps can be a sign of a bigger medical or behavior problem, and they can even create problems of their own.
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Signs Your Kitten Is Teething and What to Do
When do kittens start teething? Find out how to recognize the signs of kitten teething and how to help them find relief.
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How to Safely Rehome a Cat
Whether it's because of allergies or behavior issues, life with your cat might not be working out. That's OK. Here's how to safely find your cat a new home.
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10 Ways to Keep Your Cat Healthy, According to a Vet
Keeping your cat healthy and happy starts with a few expert-approved strategies. From how much to feed your cat to fear-free vet visits and travel tips, here are 10 ways to keep your cat healthy from a veterinarian's point of view.
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What to Do if Your Cat Has Diarrhea
Cats can get diarrhea for lots of reasons, from food sensitivities to parasites, and even bacterial infections. Find out when to call the vet and how to help treat it at home.
Cat anxiety develops for numerous reasons, including sudden changes, illness, and trauma. Here's what the experts say about the condition and how you can help. Natural Pet Care
Experts Say This Is How to Help Your Cat Cope With Anxiety
Cat anxiety develops for numerous reasons, including sudden changes, illness, and trauma. Here's what the experts say about the condition and how you can help.
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Cat Can't Poo? Here's What to Do
Although there are some reliable home remedies for cat constipation, take your uncomfortable kitty to the vet first for an exam and recommendations.
There are a variety of reasons why a kitten may develop diarrhea, some of which are serious. Learn what causes kitten diarrhea and when it's time to see a vet. Diarrhea Causes, Fleas
Why Your Kitten Has Diarrhea and When to See the Vet
There are a variety of reasons why a kitten may develop diarrhea, some of which are serious. Learn what causes kitten diarrhea and when it's time to see a vet.
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How to Help an Underweight Cat Gain Weight
Knowing the reason behind why your cat is underweight is the first step to helping her get healthy again. Here are some veterinarian-recommended ways to help your cat gain weight.
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How Long Can Cats Go Without Food?
Your cat’s diet plays an important role in her health. But if you notice your feline has halted her feedings, how long should you let her go without food? Find out what to do if your kitty stops eating.
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What Is Fading Kitten Syndrome and How Can You Treat It?
Fading kitten syndrome is a common, life-threatening condition in newborn kittens. Learn to spot the subtle signs and what to do at home if your kitten has it.
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Got Cats? Avoid These Houseplants to Keep Kitty Safe
Find out which plants are toxic to cats. Here are the houseplants to avoid if you have cats.
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Does Your Cat Need Fiber Supplements?
When it comes to bathroom irregularity, it's no fun for anyone—cats included. If your kitty suffers from issues like constipation or diarrhea, cat fiber supplements can help. Check out our top picks.
Cats can get diarrhea for lots of reasons, from food sensitivities to parasites, and even bacterial infections. Find out when to call the vet and how to help treat it at home.
What to Do if Your Cat Has Diarrhea
Cats can get diarrhea for lots of reasons, from food sensitivities to parasites, and even bacterial infections. Find out when to call the vet and how to help treat it at home.
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Cat Incontinence: How to Help Your Cat
Cat incontinence means your kitty may be struggling to control bowel movements. Learn how to identify the symptoms and treat incontinence in cats to get her feeling more comfortable.
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Updated Your Pet's Microchip Contact Info Lately? It's Easy
When's the last time you checked your pet's chip to make sure contact information was correct? We have quick and easy tips to make updating a snap.
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Wondering What Christmas Foods Cats Can and Can't Eat? Here's Your Naughty and Nice List
Wondering what Christmas foods cats can eat? We asked a veterinarian to help us create an essential naughty and nice list so your jolly kitty stays safe.
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Why Is My Cat Losing Weight?
If you notice that your cat is losing weight, even if she's still drinking or eating, veterinarians say you should get her to a hospital for a checkup.
Hypothermia can occur when a cat's body temperature drops well below normal, usually due to cold weather. And it can happen quicker than you think. Here's how to treat and prevent hypothermia in cats.
Here's What You Need to Know About Hypothermia in Cats This Winter
Hypothermia can occur when a cat's body temperature drops well below normal, usually due to cold weather. And it can happen quicker than you think. Here's how to treat and prevent hypothermia in cats.
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Here's What You Need to Know About Hypothermia in Cats This Winter
Hypothermia can occur when a cat's body temperature drops well below normal, usually due to cold weather. And it can happen quicker than you think. Here's how to treat and prevent hypothermia in cats.
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How Cold Is Too Cold for Cats?
While cats are pretty adaptable animals, if it gets too cold, they can get hypothermia or even frostbite. Here's how to recognize when your cat is cold and what temperature is just too cold for your cat to be safe outdoors in winter.
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6 Common Eye Problems in Cats
Is it an eye infection, or something else? From discharge to pink eye, understanding the signs and symptoms of these common eye problems in cats is key to knowing how to treat the issue.
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Choosing the Best Food and Treats for Your Senior Cat
What should you feed your senior cat? From wet to dry, we've rounded up and reviewed the best senior cat food and treats to try.
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How Cold Is Too Cold for Cats?
While cats are pretty adaptable animals, if it gets too cold, they can get hypothermia or even frostbite. Here's how to recognize when your cat is cold and what temperature is just too cold for your cat to be safe outdoors in winter.
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Here's What Your Cat's Behavior Actually Means
You can learn a lot from a cat's body language and sounds. Here's how to decode all your kitty's meows, purrs and tail movements.
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Is Your Cat Meowing at Night? Here's What It Means
A cat meowing at night is trying to get your attention. They might want food, some playtime, or just be bored. Here's what a cat expert says you can do if your cat is more vocal at night.
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Why Is My Cat Losing Weight?
If you notice that your cat is losing weight, even if she's still drinking or eating, veterinarians say you should get her to a hospital for a checkup.
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What to Do About Cat Spraying
Cat spraying is often thought of as just a way for male cats to mark territory. But this behavior is also a sign your cat—male or female—might have other needs.
Meal time is important, so it can be worrisome if your cat stops eating. Here's what to do if your cat suddenly stops eating, from trying to find out why to when to call the vet.
What to Do if Your Cat's Not Eating & How to Get Her Appetite Back
Meal time is important, so it can be worrisome if your cat stops eating. Here's what to do if your cat suddenly stops eating, from trying to find out why to when to call the vet.
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Choosing the Best Food and Treats for Your Senior Cat
What should you feed your senior cat? From wet to dry, we've rounded up and reviewed the best senior cat food and treats to try.
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How Much Does it Cost to Cremate a Dog?
It's heartbreaking to think about, but eventually every furry friend will cross the rainbow bridge. Before that time comes, it's helpful to figure out details like the cost of dog cremation so you're well-prepared ahead of time.
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How to Trim Your Cat's Nails at Home
Cutting down on your cat's claws takes practice, patience and maybe even some old, uncooked spaghetti you have lying around. Here's how to trim your cat's nails at home.
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If You Spot Blood in Your Cat's Stool, Here's What to Do
Blood in cat stool might appear for various reasons, some of which may be indicators of a greater health problem. Here's what to do first and when to go to the vet.