Cat Health

  1. 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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  2. Dr Justine Lee sitting near a Litter-Robot with cat

    Top 10 OTC & Prescription Medications Toxic to Cats

    What common over-the-counter or prescription medications are toxic to cats? Dr. Justine Lee reveals the top 10...
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  3. longhaired white cat grooming paw

    Cat Overgrooming: Why Is Your Cat Grooming So Much?

    Is your cat overgrooming? From stress to medical concerns, find out what causes overgrooming and how to help your...
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  4. grey British Shorthair cat sniffing donuts

    What Human Food Can Cats Eat?

    Human food for cats can be a tricky area to navigate. Find out what human food is toxic and what is safe to feed...
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  5. cat scratching neck

    Allergies in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

    How do you know if your cat has allergies? Learn about common causes and symptoms of allergies in cats, as well as...
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  6. dilute tabby cat eating out of bowl

    Why Does My Cat Eat So Much?

    Is your cat overeating? Find out how much your cat should be eating and why an automatic cat feeder can help...
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  7. brown tabby cat next to baby gate

    How Long Can Cats Go Without Food?

    If cats don’t eat for more than 3-5 days, they can develop inappropriate fat infiltration into the liver: hepatic l...
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  8. tuxedo cat using black self-cleaning litter box

    Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?

    Top reasons for cats peeing outside of the litter box include medical issues, stress or anxiety, a dirty litter box...
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  9. cat using self-cleaning litter box in living room

    How Long Can a Cat Go Without Pooping?

    What you need to know about cat constipation, related health issues, and how long a cat can go without pooping...
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  10. munchkin cat in front of self-cleaning litter box

    Why You Should Monitor Your Cat’s Litter Box Habits

    Whether you scoop daily or have a self-cleaning litter box, it’s important to pay attention to your cat's litter b...
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  11. Siberian cat using Litter-Robot 4 with cat in foreground

    How To Stop a Cat From Peeing in the House

    Learn the difference between peeing and spraying, and get tips on how to stop your cat from peeing in the house...
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  12. tuxedo cat sitting on floor looking up

    Why Is My Cat Pooping on the Floor?

    Is your cat pooping on the floor all of a sudden? Find out why this behavior could be related to medical issues...
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  13. tabby cat using self-cleaning litter box

    Why Is My Cat Going to the Litter Box Every Few Minutes?

    Is your cat making frequent trips to the litter box? If your cat keeps going to the litter box but nothing happens...
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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.