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Cat Care Center - Care

The Complete Cat Hairball Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Filed Under Conditions, Adult Cat

By Carol McCarthy As a cat parent, you probably dread that sound. You know the one: the ack, aaaccckkk, retching sound your beloved kitty makes when she is about to heave up a hairball. While hairballs are a fairly common occupational...

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Cat Hairball Problems? Learn Why They Happen and How to Help

Filed Under Care, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

By Jennifer Coates, DVM Hairballs are the bane of cat ownership. These clumps of hair bond together in the stomach and then are vomited up in our shoes, carpets and floors. But are cat hairballs normal, and is there any way to prevent...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Senior Cat Healthy

Filed Under Care, Senior Cat

Healthcare Tips for Senior Cats By Lorie Huston, DVM A senior cat has different health requirements than a younger cat. Here are a few tips to help you keep your senior cat healthy. 1. Don't Forget the Health Check-ups...

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Playing with Your Senior Cat

Filed Under Care, Senior Cat

By Lorie Huston, DVM Play behavior serves many purposes. It exercises muscles and joints, keeps your cat fit and lean, keeps your cat entertained, and helps to prevent boredom and stress that can lead to behavior and health issues....

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Defining Senior Age in Cats

Filed Under Care, Senior Cat

By Jessica Remitz While most of us like to remember our cats as the fluffy kittens we brought home at just a few months old, they don't stay young forever. The best way to help keep your cat as healthy as possible later...

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Dietary Supplements to Consider for Older Cats

Filed Under NutritionNuggets-Cats, Senior Cat

Recommending nutritional supplements can be a tricky business for veterinarians. I concentrate on getting my clients to feed their cats a high quality, nutritionally balanced food that is made from natural ingredients. This takes care of the...

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Photos: Determining the Sex of a Cat

Filed Under Health, Kitten

What is My Kitten's Gender? Determining the sex of a cat can be difficult at times, especially if there is no other cat (or kitten) with which to compare the anatomy. So how can you tell if you have a Merlin or a Misty, a Rex or a...

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The Special Nutritional Needs of Kittens

Filed Under NutritionNuggets-Cats, Kitten

Did you know that in the United States the average feline family has 2.2 cats? It can be awfully tempting to feed all of the cats in your house the same thing, but kittens, adult cats, and mature cats all have different nutritional needs that...

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Senior Pet Objections in Veterinary Medicine

Filed Under FullyVetted, Senior Cat

Drives me crazy. I’ve only just started my physical and already I’ve faced two obstacles: Mr. Client #1 and Ms. Client #2. Both have made it plain (before I’ve even arrived at the ears in my nose-to-tail exam) that "Walter"...

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How Long Do Cats Live?

Filed Under TheDailyVet, Senior Cat

This question, typically rephrased as, "How long will my cat (or dog, horse, chinchilla, etc.) live," is something veterinarians hear on a daily basis. Of course, nobody can tell you how long a particular individual’s life span...

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4 Ways to Keep Your Indoor Cat Entertained While You’re Away

Filed Under Care, Adult Cat

When faced with leaving their furry companions alone during the day, pet parents often suffer from separation anxiety -- not so much from their pets as from themselves and their own guilt over leaving their pets to fend for themselves in a lonely...

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10 Tips for New Cat Owners

Filed Under Care, Kitten, Adult Cat

Important Things You Should Know Before Bringing a Cat Home Cats make great companions. Not only do they look good, they also keep mice away and have built-in motors. That's pretty cool. But there's more to owning...

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Senior Cats: A Few Things To Keep In Mind

Filed Under Care, Senior Cat

Taking Care of Your Furry Senior Kitizens While cats aren’t going to need Botox or face-lifts as they grow older, they will need you to keep caring for them the way you have been -- with love and devotion. Caring for a senior...

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Cat Pregnancy Facts: How to Tell if Your Cat is Pregnant and More

Filed Under Care, Adult Cat

Think you have a pregnant cat on your hands? Don’t panic. Cats have been having kittens since, well, forever. There is a lot of information out there to sort through, so we've made it easy for you with our list of important things...

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Cat Care Questions
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Q. Why do kittens meow?

A. The truth of the matter is there isn't one clear answer. However, many experts agree...

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Q. Why do kittens purr?

A. A kitten's purr is another complex emotional signal that is designed to communicate...

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Q. Should I speak to my kitten?

A. Yes, by all means, please do. The happiest kittens are those that feel like part...

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Abyssinian

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The Abyssinian belongs to the ticked or agouti breed, both terms used for the cat's type of fur. Its distinctive feature is its silky, multicolored coat, which is a combination...

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