PetMD Editorial
Aug 01, 2016

Image via LittlePigPower/Shutterstock by Carol McCarthy If you notice your cat is more lethargic than usual, is breathing rapidly even when lying still, and seems uninterested in her favorite cat treats, she might be suffering from anemia. While these symptoms can indicate… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 22, 2016

By Matt Soniak We all know that cats (and dogs) are responsible for allergic reactions in some people. And one of the major culprits is dander. But what exactly is cat dander and why does it cause allergies in people? Let’s find out. 1. Dander is made up of the microscopic… Read More

Jessica Vogelsang, DVM
Jun 16, 2016

By Jessica Vogelsang, DVM Pain it isn’t always obvious to others when you’re experiencing it. Unless it’s a broken leg twisted at a 90-degree angle or a big bruise on your arm, pain is a condition with no obvious external manifestations. Sure, some people are good at going… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Jun 07, 2016

Cat Flea -Ctenocephalides felis Cat fleas are by far the most common, abundant, and widespread flea species on the planet. Cat fleas aren’t the only species of flea that can be found on domestic cats (and dogs too), but they are definitely the most annoying and hard to get… Read More

Jennifer Coates, DVM
Apr 28, 2016

Fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) are the most common external parasites found on catsin North America. Not only are these bugs irritating to your cat, they can also pass on other parasites such as tapeworms or lead to anemia and skin allergies. They may also transmit several… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Apr 27, 2016

By Stacia Friedman Cats grind their teeth for many reasons. “It often occurs when a cat is in pain due to an underlying medical issue,” says Dr. Alexander M. Reiter, head of dentistry and oral surgery at University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Pet parents… Read More