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PetMD Editorial
Feb 06, 2018

By Becca DiFabbio Cats and dogs can have acne just like humans. You might notice swelling and a bumpy appearance on your pet’s chin, but acne can crop up on other parts of the body, too. These bumps look similar to the blackheads and whiteheads humans get, and may even ooze… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 22, 2018

By Hannah Shaw The first eight weeks of a kitten’s life are a whirlwind of developmental changes. As newborns, kittens are defenseless, blind, and fit in the palm of your hand…but by 8 weeks of age, they’re running, playing, and looking like miniature cats. Each week, the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Nov 29, 2017

By Maura McAndrew Street cats. Strays. Community cats. Whatever you choose to call them, you’ve likely seen them—cats roaming the streets in need of a home. The Humane Society estimates that there are approximately 30 to 40 million community cats (both feral and previously… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Oct 30, 2017

By Lindsay Lowe Google “cats in sweaters,” and you’ll find countless adorable photos of kitties sporting miniature knitwear. It’s cute, to be sure, but do cats ever actually need to wear sweaters? The answer is almost always “no,” says Dr. Susan Sikule, owner of the Just… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Oct 06, 2017

By Megan Sullivan Many people perceive black cats to be bad luck. But is there any truth to this widespread superstition? According to researchers and veterinarians, the answer is no. “It’s completely culturally constructed and has no basis in anything,” says Dr. James… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 28, 2017

By Monica Weymouth There’s a lot to consider when naming a pet. Trendy or traditional? Light-hearted or literary? Pop culture or cultured? But naming a cat is especially tough—no matter which moniker you choose, you’ll always have the sneaky suspicion that Mr. Mittens… Read More