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Jamie Lovejoy, DVM
Aug 31, 2021

Straight or curly, long or short, whiskers are a notable part of the feline face. Most would agree that a cat without whiskers would be a strange sight indeed, but it may surprise you how important these seemingly superficial structures are to your cat! A cat’s whiskers are… Read More

Geneva Pagliai, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

Knowing how to remove a tick from your cat is important for their health—and also for yours. Tick-borne diseases can spread to your cat as soon as 24 hours after the tick attaches. Some of these diseases, such as Lyme disease, can also be spread to humans. If you find a… Read More

Krista Seraydar, DVM
Jun 30, 2020

A heat cycle is the normal cycle of reproduction that occurs in unspayed female cats. Here’s everything you need to know about feline heat cycles and what to expect. How Long Does a Cat Heat Cycle Last? Signs of heat will resolve within 24-48 hours of ovulation, which will… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 01, 2020

Reviewed for accuracy on May 29, 2020, by Dr. Katy Nelson, DVM If you can count yourself as one of the lucky cat owners who has never had the misfortune of walking into a room and smelling “cat,” then you very likely have a cat that is fastidious about going in the litter… Read More

Katie Grzyb, DVM
Apr 07, 2020

Updated and reviewed for accuracy on April 7, 2020, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM When your cat starts urinating outside the litter box, the smell can be difficult to get rid of and nearly impossible to mask. Whether your cat pees on the carpet, a piece of furniture, bed linens,… Read More

Mar 19, 2020

Reviewed on March 19, 2020, by Dr. Jennifer Grota, DVM Did you know that certain plants and flowers can actually be dangerous for your cat? “While any plant material can cause mild stomach upset, some plants are much more dangerous,” says Tina Wismer, medical director at… Read More