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6 Tips for Caring for Senior Cats
Reviewed for accuracy on November 18, 2019, by Dr. Liz Bales, VMD With good care—and good luck—our cats can live well into their late teens, and even their twenties. But as cats age, their physical and behavioral needs change.   While these changes are obvious as your kitten matures into an adult cat, the changes when your cat transitions from an adult to a senior—starting at 11 years...
Is It Normal for Cats to Lose Their Teeth?
Is It Normal for Cats to Lose Their Teeth?
Should you worry if your cat loses a tooth? Is it normal? It depends on whether you’re talking about a kitten or an adult cat. Here’s a closer look at kitten and cat teeth so you’ll know when tooth loss is normal and when you need to visit the vet. Do Kittens Lose Their Baby Teeth?Like humans and all other domestic animals, cats do go through two sets of teeth throughout their...
At What Age Are Cats Fully Grown?
Reviewed for accuracy on September 30, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM When a child finally turns 18 years old, they are generally considered to be an adult. But what about our feline family members? At what age are cats fully grown? How do you know when to start feeding them adult cat food? Your cat will hit several different milestones that signify that she’s becoming an adult cat, but...
Scientists May Have Found Out How to Get Rid of Cat Allergies
That sneezing, wheezing, congested, itchy eye, must-escape-this-room-because-I-can’t-breathe-around-this-cat feeling can ruin even the best of days—especially if you are a cat lover.   But now, you might be able to avoid the allergies altogether, instead of avoiding the furry feline. You read that right. There have been some very promising scientific breakthroughs that can help alleviate the...
Is CBD Safe for Cats?
Is CBD Safe for Cats?
CBD has taken the pet world by storm; however, scientific research on the impacts of CBD on dogs and cats is still in its infancy—especially for cats. Let’s look at what cat parents should consider before giving their cats CBD oil or CBD cat treats. What Is CBD?CBD stands for cannabidiol, and it’s the second most common active ingredient found in the cannabis plant. While CBD is present in...
Is Declawing Cats Illegal?
Declawing a cat used to be considered an effective way to deter destructive scratching in cats. However, times are changing, and a movement to ban the declawing of cats has emerged. This movement to make the practice of declawing cats illegal has grown in recent years, and the result has been an increase in anti-declawing legislation in many levels of government. Why Is There a Push to Make...