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Jennifer Coates, DVM
Mar 13, 2015

By Jennifer Coates, DVM Cats are living longer – a full year longer when compared to 2002*. That is certainly something to celebrate, but it also highlights the need for increased awareness of health issues in senior cats. Conditions such as kidney disease are becoming more… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 23, 2014

A high quality, well-balanced diet is fundamental to your cat's health, but do you know why? Here are just a few illnesses commonly seen in cats that are directly affected by their diet. 1. Obesity Obesity is a nationwide epidemic for our pets, affecting over 50% of… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 19, 2014

Arthritis is a common ailment affecting our pets today, especially middle-aged to senior dogs and cats. Like in people, one of the main contributors to arthritis in dogs and cats is excess weight putting stress on joints – and there is a lot of extra weight to go around.… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 19, 2014

The anxiety and fear associated with stress affects your cat similar to the way it affects people, though cats tend to hide it well. Even worse, chronic stress "suppresses the immune response, causing a broad range of illnesses," says Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 19, 2014

Cats can be finicky over so many different things, but it's especially frustrating if they turn a snout to the food in front of them. Let's look at some possible reasons why this may be happening and how to help your cat. Why Isn't My Cat Eating? "If… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Dec 11, 2014

When shopping for cat food, do you ever wonder what some of the information printed on the label means? petMD has created a series to take out the guess work and demystify pet food labels. This article will discuss how to read the ingredient list on a catfood label. Who… Read More