PetMD Editorial
Apr 03, 2017

By David F. Kramer Getting scratched by a cat can be more than just painful—the wounds can bleed, sting, swell, become infected, and, in some cases, make us sick. Minor cat scratches usually can be treated at home, but certain wounds may require special care and attention.… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Feb 22, 2017

By Elizabeth Xu Even if you’re a cat person, you probably know that canines tend to pant after exercise or when they’re just too warm. This isn’t a trait normally shared by felines. If you notice your cat panting, it’s important to assess the situation and consider a trip… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 26, 2017

By Carol McCarthy While “whisker fatigue” might sound like something you get from kissing an unshaven man, it is actually a condition that can affect cats, causing them a good deal of stress. Learn more about whisker fatigue, and how amazing your cat’s whiskers are, below.… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 09, 2017

Image via John E Heintz Jr/Shutterstock.com By Kellie B. Gormly As it is with humans, when senior cats grow into old age, they tend to slow down, rest more and have more physical challenges. And just as our hair will lose its luster as we age, so will a cat’s coat. In the… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jan 06, 2017

Reviewed and udpated on May 18, 2020 by Jennifer Coates, DVM When it comes to strange pet behaviors, drinking out of the toilet may very well be at the top of the list. Oddly enough, some of the reasons for a pet drinking out of the toilet are rather sensible—at least on… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Sep 20, 2016

By Jennifer Coates, DVM You’re petting your cat and you feel a lump. What do you do? Take a closer look of course. You carefully part the fur and now you can see a little hole in the skin too, but wait, it looks like something’s in there … and it’s moving! After you get… Read More