16 01, 2020

My cat is straining in the litterbox. Is this serious?

By |2020-01-26T22:07:36+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Straining to eliminate can be a sign of a life-threatening urinary blockage in male cats. If you have a male cat and are not sure that he is able to COMPLETELY EMPTY his bladder, he should see a vet ASAP. It would be very rare for a female cat to have a urinary obstruction. Straining can also be a sign of a urinary tract infection, inflammation, and even constipation. Straining [...]

16 01, 2020

Why is my cat urinating outside of the box?

By |2020-01-26T22:04:37+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Urinating outside of the litterbox is commonly a sign of urinary discomfort. Possible medical causes of this can be a urinary tract infection, bladder stones, bladder masses, and sterile cystitis. In a male cat, urinating in inappropriate locations can be an early sign of a urethral blockage (which is very serious and should be addressed with a vet ASAP).

16 01, 2020

Why is my cat hiding?

By |2020-01-16T08:04:24+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Cats will commonly hide when they don’t feel well or when they are stressed or scared. If your kitty is hiding, and this is a new behavior you cannot explain, we recommend a veterinary consult.

16 01, 2020

I’m thinking of getting a playmate for my cat. What should I consider when choosing another cat?

By |2020-01-26T21:49:21+00:00January 16th, 2020|

While there are a lot of things to consider when bringing a new cat into your home; age, gender, and temperament are probably the most important. If you’re seriously considering bringing a new cat into the picture, you should consult with your kitty’s vet to discuss the best options and to get information on the gradual introduction of the new cat into your household. A proper introduction is vital to [...]

16 01, 2020

My male cat is spraying. Will neutering him fix this problem?

By |2020-01-16T08:03:48+00:00January 16th, 2020|

Your cat should be neutered ASAP. Neutering removes the hormones that can trigger spraying, but spraying can also be a behavioral issue. You should schedule a behavioral consultation with your vet if your cat is neutered and still spraying. Most behavioral problems can be corrected if addressed as soon as they start.

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