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Could your Kitty have Hypertension?

Hypertension can have a devastating impact on many body systems, including the eyes, kidney, heart and central nervous system. Sometimes the first clues that a cat has hypertension come from signs noticed by the owner, such as dilated pupils due to blindness, head tilt, loss of balance, disorientation, and even seizures. Signs of hypertension may also be more subtle such as vocalization, poor appetite and lethargy.

Getting Medication Into your Cat!

Medicating a cat is a lot like playing patty cake with a bear trap. But it doesn't have to be! Here are a few of our favorite ways to make pill giving a breeze for both you and your kitty!

How to Tell if Your Cat is in Pain

Cats are mysterious and delightful creatures. To know them is to love them. To understand them is nearly impossible. When it comes to concealing pain from disease or injury, most cats are capable of an Academy Award-winning performance! The most troubling difference between cats and many other animals is that cats hide their pain, and they’re very good at it!

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Hairballs

Coping with Cat Allergies

Are your friends and family allergic to your cat? Do you find yourself willing to date someone with deep-seated psychological issues as long as they don't have cat allergies? If you sneeze so often that people don't even bother saying "Bless you" anymore then this is the article for you! Here are some ways to improve the situation -- without having to send your cat away.