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Jamie Lovejoy, DVM
Apr 20, 2020

Most adult cats will naturally seek out a sandy,granularplace to eliminate, but young kittens might need a little help figuring out proper litter box habits. When litter training kittens, there are a few things you can do to help set your kitten up for success. Here are… Read More

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

Sandra C. Mitchell, DVM, DABVP
Apr 07, 2020

Fleas can be very hard to spot on cats. Cats are very diligent groomers, so you often don’t see any evidence of the flea infestation. It’s actually pretty common for cats to come in for a vet visit with scabs down their back and no sign of fleas. In these cases, a flea… 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