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PetMD Editorial
Apr 07, 2020

Updated and reviewed for accuracy on April 7, 2020 by Dr. Amanda Simonson, DVM Most people are aware of arthritis and the pain that it can cause for both people and dogs. But did you know that cats can also be commonly affected by this condition? A cat can develop arthritis… Read More

Katie Grzyb, DVM
Apr 07, 2020

Updated and reviewed for accuracy on April 7, 2020, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM When your cat starts urinating outside the litter box, the smell can be difficult to get rid of and nearly impossible to mask. Whether your cat pees on the carpet, a piece of furniture, bed linens,… Read More

Aja Senestraro, DVM
Apr 07, 2020

Fleas can make kittens itchy andspread disease, and if they’re really severe, they can even cause serious blood loss and illness. Some methods for getting fleas off of pets, such as flea combing and bathing, will only kill the adult fleas on your kitten—they don’t prevent… Read More

Wailani Sung, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVB
Mar 26, 2020

Cats can suffer from anxiety disorders just as people and dogs can. They can experience generalized anxiety disorders or more specific anxiety issues caused by things like thunder or separation distress when their pet parents are not at home. The first step to relieving… Read More

PetMD Editorial
Mar 19, 2020

Reviewed on March 19, 2020, by Dr. Jennifer Grota, DVM Did you know that certain plants and flowers can actually be dangerous for your cat? “While any plant material can cause mild stomach upset, some plants are much more dangerous,” says Tina Wismer, medical director at… Read More

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Mar 03, 2020

Why do cats purr? Do they only purr when you pet them? Many people think of purring as the sign of a happy, contented cat. But did you know that cats also purr when they’re in pain or frightened? Here’s what we know about cat purring—how cats purr, why they do it, and how… Read More