Can Humans Get Tapeworms From Cats? (Our Vet Answers)

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  Many studies show the benefits of owning cats, but they can come with a few risks, too. There are certain illnesses (called “zoonoses”) that humans can unwittingly catch from their cats. Some of these infections are more well-known, such as “cat-scratch disease” or toxoplasmosis, but there are also certain worms that cats can pass … Read more

Cat Mange and Scabies: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments (Vet Answer)

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All pet parents are familiar with the common parasites, fleas, and ticks that can affect our four-legged friends. And we regularly prevent these with various medicines. But there are in fact a whole range of nasty little bugs that can attach themselves to your pet, so what do you do if your pet is itching … Read more

How Do I Get My Cat to Gain Weight? (Vet Answer)

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Monitoring your cat’s weight is a great way to get some hints about how well they are eating and if their overall health is on track. Kittens should steadily gain weight until the reach adulthood, after which their bodyweight should be maintained. If you notice your cat losing weight, you are right to be concerned. … Read more

How to Help a Cat Lose Weight – 9 Top Tips from a Vet (Vet Answer)

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Are you finding that your cat is having trouble getting through her cat flap? Well, she’s not the only one! It is estimated that over 50% of adult cats are overweight. Obesity has been linked to many serious clinical diseases including diabetes and osteoarthritis. What’s more, carrying extra bodyweight has been found to shorten lifespan, … Read more

Rabies in Cats: Signs, Symptoms & What to Do (Vet Answers)

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  What is rabies? Rabies is a severe, usually deadly disease caused by the rabies virus (Rabies Lyssavirus). It is present throughout the world and can affect all mammals. Unfortunately, this means humans as well as our domestic pets. Animals and people usually become infected via a bite or scratch from a rabid animal. How … Read more

Kennel Cough in Cats: Symptoms, Treatment, Causes & Diagnosis

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If you’ve noticed your cat coughing and sneezing, almost like they’ve got a cold, there’s a chance they could have kennel cough. Most pet parents are familiar with the highly infectious kennel cough symptoms affecting dogs, but it can affect cats too, although it’s very rare. Just like in dogs, cat kennel cough is an … Read more

My Cat’s Nose is Dry: Is This Normal? (Vet Answer)

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We all love it when our cats show us affection, especially when they nudge your hand with their noses or give you a little head bump. You may have noticed when they nuzzle you that their nose feels dry or wet. Have you ever wondered what this means about your cat’s health? Well, contrary to … Read more

Why Is My Cat So Small? Should I Worry? (Vet Answers)

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Who doesn’t love a kitten? A kitty will never be as small and energetic as they are in those first months of life. Some might wish that their kitten would remain as that tiny and playful ball of fluff, but a healthy cat will grow quite a bit during their first year. If you find … Read more

Weepy, Runny, Watery Eyes in Cats: Causes and Treatments (Vet Answer)

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Your cat’s eyes are not only pretty but also amazingly complex. Unfortunately, they can be fragile too and need to be taken care of. So, if your cat’s eye is watering, you shouldn’t ignore it. Why? Because runny eyes in cats can be the first sign that your feline has an eye problem, and you … Read more

Why Is My Cat Always Hungry But Still Skinny? (Vet Answer)

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You know that something strange is going on with your cat, he appears to be skinny and may even be losing weight, yet his appetite has never been better! What could be causing this, and do you need to worry? This article explores some of the common reasons this could be occurring, and what you … Read more