Category: Kitty Health

LETTERS TO LUCINDA 3: Cat Behavior Solutions

Hello, readers from the world of two-leggeds. Here is the third installment of Letters to Lucinda. In this column, I will address the issue of overweight cats. In my reading, I have learned that it is not only the cat community that is having problems with too many who are overweight, but it is a…


Learn About These Cat Eye Conditions

A healthy cat’s eyes should be bright and clear. But what if they are not? What if they are cloudy or have a discharge? Is your cat constantly rubbing his eyes? There are a number of cat eye conditions that can lead to devastating consequences, including surgery or blindness. Learn the symptoms of these conditions…


LETTERS TO LUCINDA 2: Cat Behavior Solutions

Welcome, readers, to Lucinda’s second monthly Cat Behavior Solutions column. This month I am writing about a controversial issue that I believe needs to be addressed by a wide audience. Changes need to be made. I am tackling the issue of declawing. First, please read this sad testimonial from one of my cat friends, Felicity….


Select The Best Cat Health Insurance

Have you ever considered cat health insurance? What if your pet develops a health condition that requires time and money to clear up? What if your feline needs surgery? Wouldn’t it give you peace of mind to know that such emergencies are covered?  Here are some questions you need to have answered by the insurance…


LETTERS TO LUCINDA: Cat Behavior Solutions

Hello, two-legged readers. It’s Lucinda, the literate cat, but with something a bit different this time. First of all, my book reviews have gone over very well, so my CCL (Cantankerous Cat Lady) has decided to make me a permanent member of her staff. Today I will be starting a brand new venture. Members of…


Do You Know the Purpose of Cats’ Whiskers?

Your cat’s whiskers are highly tactile hairs. These grow in a pattern and can be found above the cat’s eyes and on its muzzle. Whisker hairs also grow elsewhere on the cat’s body, such as his ears, jaw, and forelegs. These sensory tools help the cat in many ways. For example, they can help him…


Do You Know If Your Cat Is Ill?

Cats tend to hide illnesses. In fact, they even hide themselves when they don’t feel well. It will be up to you to determine if the cat needs to be examined by the vet. Is He Acting Differently? From his behavior you can gain some clues as to what is wrong. The most common sign…


How To Put Your Cat On A Diet

The overweight cat is becoming a problem, as overweight and obese cats now outnumber cats of normal weight. Because of these extra pounds, the cat can be predisposed to diabetes, hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease,) and arthritis. In 2011, a study by APOP (Association for pet obesity prevention) found over 50% of cats to be…


Can You Interpret the Meaning of Your Cat’s Wagging Tail?

Do you understand what is being communicated by your cat’s wagging tail? It could be a very subtle message. Dogs are fairly straightforward with tail messages. Cats are far more subtle. Their tail-wagging can have nuances of meaning. The Swishing Tail The direction and the speed of the tail swish conveys their feelings. If the…


Do You Know All About Cats’ Eyes?

Have you looked into your kitty’s round, beautiful eyes and wondered what the cat was trying to tell you? Have you observed the changes in his expressions, which are definitely enhanced by those luminous eyes? Read on, and learn all about cats’ eyes and how they can talk to you. Cats Communicate With Their Whole…


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