Coughing in Cats: Causes & Treatment

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Coughing in cats is a symptom that often concerns pet owners as it can indicate various underlying health issues. While it’s less common than in dogs, understanding the reasons behind a cat cough and recognizing when it’s time to seek veterinary care are crucial for maintaining your feline’s health. What Causes Coughing in Cats? Coughing… Continue reading Coughing in Cats: Causes & Treatment

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Ear Infections in Cats

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Ear infections in cats, although less common than in dogs, can cause significant discomfort and potential health complications for our feline friends. Understanding the basics of feline ear infections, from their causes to treatments, is essential for every cat owner. This detailed guide will give you the knowledge needed to identify, manage, and prevent ear… Continue reading Ear Infections in Cats

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Is Your Cat Sick? Recognizing the Signs of Illness in Cats

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Cats can be masters of disguise, especially when it comes to hiding signs of illness. As a cat owner, it’s crucial to know the subtle signs that indicate your feline friend might not be feeling well. This guide will help you understand how to tell if your cat is sick, recognize sick cat symptoms, and… Continue reading Is Your Cat Sick? Recognizing the Signs of Illness in Cats

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Cats

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As a loving cat owner, it’s likely that you are always attuned to the health and well-being of your feline companion. In many cases, there are small signs that can indicate that your cat is dealing with an illness or infection. And if you’re able to recognize these signs, you can take quick action to… Continue reading Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) in Cats

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Blissful Kitty: Catnip Safety and Recommended Feline Use

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Catnip is known for its psychogenic and stimulant effects on domestic cats, but is this herb safe for your feline friend? Take a closer look—and sniff—at catnip by reading our UrgentVet team’s guide. What is catnip and why are cats attracted to its smell and taste? Catnip (i.e., Nepeta cataria) is a wild perennial herb… Continue reading Blissful Kitty: Catnip Safety and Recommended Feline Use

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Is it OK to Let My Cat Outside at Night?

Your cat knows what they want and they’ll do anything to convince you that they know what’s best. Unfortunately, if this includes staying outside at night, they are putting themselves at risk to numerous hazards, many of which are life-threatening. Your cat may consider sauntering through the great outdoors as being the ultimate feline adventure.… Continue reading Is it OK to Let My Cat Outside at Night?

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Why Is My Pet Scratching Their Ears?

Scratch, scratch, scratch. Itchy ears can be a chronic and frustrating problem for pets and their owners alike. Inflamed or infected ears cause pets obvious discomfort that can leave owners feeling helpless and concerned. In addition, a pet’s various attempts at relieving the itch in the ears (e.g., scratching, face rubbing, head shaking) can disrupt… Continue reading Why Is My Pet Scratching Their Ears?

4 Common Diseases in Cats

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Cats are affected by numerous health issues, but they are extremely good at hiding signs indicating they are sick, which can make detecting problems difficult for cat owners. Knowing what conditions are common in cats and what signs you should look for can help you determine if your cat is sick. Keep reading to learn… Continue reading 4 Common Diseases in Cats

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Do I Need to Give My Pet a Bath? How Often? How Do I Do It?

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Rub-a-Dub DIY—Top Tips for Bathing Your Pet Pet parents sometimes ask us about bathing their dog or cat. For some, this is a regular and easy task. For others, it can present a challenge. Here are a few ideas and tips to help make this process as stress-free and efficient for everyone involved.  Why do… Continue reading Do I Need to Give My Pet a Bath? How Often? How Do I Do It?

January 21 is National Hug Day

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National Hug Day was first celebrated in 1986, and was created to encourage family and friends to hug often. And while it’s not an official holiday in terms of getting the day off from school or work, it is widely recognized throughout the US and even internationally. Hugs are celebrated because they’re known to elevate… Continue reading January 21 is National Hug Day