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How does obesity affect cats?

The question in the title is current as according to VCA Hospitals in the United States, almost 60% of domestic cats in that country are overweight. There is a domestic cat overweight problem in the UK as well.  A domestic cat is considered overweight when they weigh 10-20% more than their ideal body weight, and …

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Cat dandruff

Do cats get dandruff?

Do cats get dandruff? I think this is a far question because the best book on cat health that I have does not refer to the type of dandruff humans have but to walking dandruff caused by a reddish brown mite. This is not the same thing. However cats can it seems develop conventional dandruff for various reasons such as a poor diet.

USA: Cat Illness, Trends and Statistics

This is a page that gives some clues as to cat health trends in the USA backed up by statistics. Banfield Pet Hospital is the world’s largest veterinary practice. It is an American business operating in America. The company has a poor policy on declawing, which I have to mention as they dealt with 430,000 …

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Happy Anniversary Sealy!

By Elisa Black-Taylor This past weekend we celebrated Sealy’s one year rescue anniversary. He and 250 online friends joined us for a day of catnip and treats. It’s hard to believe he’s been with us a year now. It’s even more difficult to believe he’s lived through everything he has to become the sweet, affectionate …

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My cat has skin scabs and no fleas. Please help

This is a cat health problem question posed by a visitor today. It is reproduced verbatim. This is the link to the comment. My cat has skin scabs, have used flea products, sprays powders and carpet treatments. none of which have helped. I have not found any fleas ,and our two dogs do not have …

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First hand experience that anxiety can cause overgrooming in cats

Overgrooming in cats can be quite a serious health problem. Cats can lick the fur off their bodies and don’t even stop there, sometimes. A cat can lick exposed skin raw to the point where it bleeds and becomes infected. Then the skin might itch. Your cat might scratch it and so the problem gets …

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