Cat Health

  1. 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 box habits—and the contents inside.
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  2. 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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  3. 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, stress, a dirty litter box, and more.
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  4. 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, it’s time for a trip to the vet.
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  5. calico cat sitting under blanket

    Cat UTI Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

    Dr. Justine Lee explains why it's important to prevent, recognize, and treat a cat UTI. Learn how to tell if your cat does have a urinary tract infection.
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  6. bengal cat lying upside down

    Why Is My Cat Not Using the Litter Box?

    Your kitty not using the litter box can be a medical or behavioral issue. Here are the top litter box problems and how to solve them.
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  7. Siberian cat exiting Litter-Robot 4

    Why a Clean Litter Box Is Essential To Good Cat Health

    Dr. Justine Lee explains why a clean litter box helps minimize Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) and the potentially life-threatening Feline Urethral Obstruction (FUO).
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  8. 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 cat stop this habit.
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  9. Calico kitten lying on side

    Ask the Vet: What Causes Blood in Cat Urine?

    Is your cat peeing blood? Dr. Justine Lee explains what causes blood in cat urine, how to diagnose your cat's condition, and treatment.
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  10. calico cat in spring wildflowers

    How Long Is a Cat in Heat?

    How long are cats in heat and what are the signs? The average length of time a female cat is in heat is 4 to 7 days.
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  11. Is Garlic Bad for Cats? Why Cats Can't Eat Garlic or Onions

    Is Garlic Bad for Cats? Why Cats Can't Eat Garlic or Onions

    Can cats eat garlic? Can cats eat onions? The answer is always no – find out why all vegetables in the allium family are toxic for cats.
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  12. Bengal cat lying on multi-colored couch cushion

    Kidney Stones in Cats: How To Care For Your Cat

    Dr. Justine Lee discusses symptoms and treatment of kidney stones in cats, ureteroliths, bladder stones in cats, and urethral stones in cats.
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  13. brown tabby cat lying next to lit candle

    Are Candles Safe for Cats? How to Keep Your Pets Safe

    Are candles bad for cats and dogs? Find out why you should avoid burning candles, paraffin wax, and more when you have pets at home.
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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.