Category Archives: Cats

Why We’re Afraid of Black Cats, Bats and Spiders on Halloween

A cat dressed up as a bat

I start celebrating Halloween the minute the candy corn hit the shelves in September. And I’m not alone. This year, Americans will spend $10.6 billion dollars celebrating the holiday. While candy and costumes define the holiday, animals play a big role in Halloween festivities. Halloween was traditionally celebrated to honor the dead, and it is

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Why is my cat’s breathing noisy? All About Nasopharyngeal Polyps

The cat is examined by the veterinarian. Vet lights up with the slit lamp in the eye of the pet.

Noisy breathing is common in cats. It can result from a variety of conditions, including: an upper respiratory infection, a sinus infection (from dental disease or a nasal foreign body), a tumor in the nose, nasopharyngeal stenosis (a narrowing of the back of the throat) or a nasopharyngeal polyp. Today’s blogpost details feline nasopharyngeal polyps.

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Is My Cat Frail? How to Understand an Aging Cat

Billy the cat

A week ago, the owner of an elderly cat contacted me because her cat was not doing well. “Fluffy looks so frail,” she said during our telephone chat. When I saw Fluffy, I couldn’t disagree with her assessment, as Fluffy was rail thin and reluctant to move about; she clearly fit the dictionary definition of

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