Cat Care Center - Health

Leslie Gillette, DVM
Nov 03, 2020

Discovering that your cat has worms can be an unpleasant experience for any pet owner. Not only can finding the worms be frightful (and gross), but their presence can also raise some serious concerns about the health of your cat. However, there are a number of safe and… Read More

Ellen Malmanger, DVM
Sep 01, 2020

Many people consider cats to be self-sufficient, independent pets. But you might be surprised to know that cat health care requires just as much effort as dog health care. Because many cats are indoor-only, and they’re difficult to get into a cat carrier, some pet parents… Read More

Krista Seraydar, DVM
Jul 30, 2020

Do cats need exercise? Of course! When cats are exercising, they’re helping maintain a healthy weight and also getting stimulation to keep them emotionally and behaviorally healthy. Here are some tips on how to exercise your cats along with some cat workouts that will be… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 07, 2020

Updated and reviewed for accuracy on April 7, 2020 by Dr. Amanda Simonson, DVM Most people are aware of arthritis and the pain that it can cause for both people and dogs. But did you know that cats can also be commonly affected by this condition? A cat can develop arthritis… Read More

Aja Senestraro, DVM
Apr 07, 2020

Fleas can make kittens itchy and spread disease, and if they’re really severe, they can even cause serious blood loss and illness. Some methods for getting fleas off of pets, such as flea combing and bathing, will only kill the adult fleas on your kitten—they don’t prevent… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Apr 07, 2020

Fleas can be very hard to spot on cats. Cats are very diligent groomers, so you often don’t see any evidence of the flea infestation. It’s actually pretty common for cats to come in for a vet visit with scabs down their back and no sign of fleas. In these cases, a flea… Read More