Cat Health

  1. lonely cat peeking at its owner

    Is My Cat Lonely? 5 Signs of Single Cat Syndrome

    One of the things that cat parents find so irresistible about our purring family members is their perceived air of...
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  2. grey cat sleeping in the litter box

    Why Is My Cat Sleeping in the Litter Box?

    A cat sleeping in the litter box can be a serious health issue or stem from pregnancy, anxiety, and territorial guarding...
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  3. brown tabby cat lying on side

    How Many Times a Day Should a Cat Poop?

    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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  4. white cat lying in front of a window

    How To Identify & Prevent Skin Cancer in Cats

    Find out which cats are prone to skin cancer, including indoor-only cats, and symptoms to watch for...
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  5. Siberian cat using Litter-Robot 4 with cat in foreground

    How To Stop a Cat From Peeing Everywhere 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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  6. tabby cat peeing outside the litter box on a rug

    Why Is My Cat Peeing Outside the Litter Box?

    From a dirty litter box to medical issues, our vet explains the top reasons why cats miss the mark...
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  7. cat watching cat litter being poured into litter box

    How Often Should You Clean a Litter Box?

    How often to change cat litter depends on how many cats you have, the type of litter you use, and more...
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  8. bengal cat lying upside down

    Why Did My Cat Stop Using the Litter Box?

    Was your cat using the litter box normally then stopped all of a sudden? Let's explore possible reasons why...
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  9. brown tabby cat with Feeder-Robot

    How Much Should I Feed My Cat?

    Cat parents often wonder, how much should I feed my cat? Dr. Justine Lee explains that most adult cats require 20...
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  10. long-haired cat breathing heavily outdoors

    What Causes Heavy Breathing in Cats?

    Common reasons for heavy breathing in cats include heat, exercise, asthma, or pneumonia...
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  11. tabby cat tail crooked

    How To Spot a Broken Cat Tail & Other Tail Injuries

    Learn how to recognize a broken cat tail and other common cat tail injuries...
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  12. scratching a cat's ear before flea treatment

    How To Get Rid of Cat Fleas in the House

    If your cat has fleas, they are likely in your house too. Here's how to tell if your cat has fleas and how to treat...
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  13. Easter lilies

    Are Lilies Poisonous to Cats? Absolutely

    Unbeknownst to many pet parents, most species of the lily pose an extreme threat to cats...
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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.