Xanthine Urolithiasis in Cats Xanthine is a natural by-product of purine metabolism, which is normally converted to uric acid (the waste product of proteins found in the blood) by
Normally, the electrical impulse needed for the heart to beat begins in the sinoatrial node — the pacemaker of the heart located in the right atrium (one of the heart’s
Because cats have an innate ability to hide illness, an underlying disease might be quite advanced by the time a pet parent notices a problem. An important red flag is
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on November 8, 2019 by Dr. Liz Bales, VMD It’s not always easy to detect weight loss in your cat. The fluff of fur covering most
Hair loss in cats, or cat alopecia, is a common problem for felines. Cat hair loss can be partial or complete, and the patterns can varied or symmetrical. The
Image via Stanimir G.Stoev/Shutterstock Disruptive Crying and Meowing in Cats Your cat’s uncontrollable, excessive meowing or crying at inappropriate times of the night or day is known as excessive vocalization.
Our feline friends hide disease and injury incredibly well, so cat parents should be aware of subtle signs of illness. As a cat parent, you need to pay attention to
Trichuriasis in Cats Whipworm infection in cats is not as common as in dogs, but in both North America and Europe, it is a disease conditon that can affect cats. Whipworms are
This article was verified and edited for accuracy by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM. There’s almost nothing better than snuggling up to our furry feline friends at the end of a
We all cough from time to time, and the same is true for cats. Coughing is simply a reflex that helps the body clear material from within the respiratory tract.