Cat Health

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    How Often Do You Take a Cat to the Vet?

    Annual visits to the vet for your cat are highly recommended. Read more about when to take your cat to the vet and...
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    Cat Stung by a Bee? Here’s What To Do

    Find out how to treat bee or wasp stings on cats, and signs to watch for in case of an allergic reaction...
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  3. cat nose and whiskers

    Why Is My Cat Sneezing? How To Help a Sneezing Cat

    There are many reasons why your cat may be sneezing, from allergies to infections. Learn why your cat is sneezing...
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  4. brown tabby cat lying on side

    Cat Poop: What’s Normal & What Isn’t

    Find out what’s normal and when there’s cause for concern, such as blood in cat poop, cat diarrhea, and more...
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  5. brown tabby cat looking out window

    How Long Do Cats Live? Average Lifespan of a House Cat

    House cats typically live 10 to 15 years, depending on breed, lifestyle, and activity levels. Read about the average...
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  6. Pregnant orange and white tabby cat

    How To Tell if a Cat Is Pregnant

    Cats will experience both physical and behavioral changes as a result of pregnancy. Learn about the signs of feline...
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  7. human thumbs exposing cat teeth

    Cat Teeth Cleaning: Do or Don’t?

    Keeping your cat’s teeth clean is essential to preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Learn more about the best p...
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  8. Abyssinian cat standing on open toilet seat

    Why Cat Toilet Training Isn’t a Good Idea

    Cat toilet training is not recommended by vets and animal behaviorists for a variety of health, behavioral, environmental...
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  9. tuxedo cat licking mouth after eating

    Do Cats Need Wet Food?

    Wet food is a good source of moisture and nutrients for your cat. Encourage kitty to eat wet food with these tips...
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  10. tabby cat being held by human

    Why Is My Cat Losing Hair?

    Cat hair loss, also known as alopecia in cats, can have several causes – most of which are easily treatable...
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    Can Cats Eat Chocolate?

    Most people know that dogs shouldn’t eat chocolate – and neither should cats! But why not...
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    Why Is My Cat Losing Weight?

    Dr. Justine Lee explains the top causes of weight loss in cats, such as chronic kidney disease, hyperthyroidism...
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  13. senior cat sleeping on bed

    Tips To Help Your Senior Cat Sleep Better

    Senior cats may suffer from arthritis. Gentle exercise, memory foam pet beds, and more can help your aging cat sleep...
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Cat health: Everything you need to know

We all have questions about our cat’s health from time to time, and you may want to confirm your cat’s symptoms before seeking veterinary attention. Cat health articles on the Litter-Robot blog are not meant to replace medical advice from a licensed veterinarian (although some of our articles are written by vets!), but we do offer thoroughly researched topics for your education. 

How do you know if you have a healthy cat? There are a lot of facets to this question, and ultimately it can only be answered by a veterinary professional. However, you may wish to learn more about what makes a cat healthy. For example, what is a healthy cat weight? Do you know what to look for when it comes to healthy cat poop, cat teeth, cat ears, cat eyes, and more?

How often should you take a cat to the vet? Learn more about cat health when it comes to different life stages—such as fostering kittens, avoiding obesity in adult cats, and helping senior cats sleep better. Get answers to common pet parent frustrations, like why your cat is pooping or peeing outside the litter box.

What about seemingly innocuous questions that can have life-threatening consequences? For example, can cats eat garlic or onions? No, they can’t! Are there houseplants safe for cats? Yes, there are. (But be sure to avoid lilies.) 

Can cats eat dog food? Can they be vegan? If you’ve ever wondered something random about cat health—like whether cats hiccup or dream, why they try to bury their food, or why they open their mouths after smelling something—chances are we’ve got you covered!

Note: Cat health articles are meant for informational purposes only; if your cat or pet is experiencing a medical problem, please contact a licensed veterinary professional.