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Cat Health Tips and Info.

Could your cat be sick? It may be difficult to know if subtle changes in your cat indicate a health problem. Cats are experts at hiding illness. In the wild, this instinct can protect them from predators or other cats that might be a threat. Today’s house cat has the same tendency to avoid vulnerability, even if the only potential threat is a housemate. Even cats in single-pet homes tend to have the instinct to self-protect…

A newly published study looking at cats in Wuhan, where the first known outbreak of COVID-19 began, shows more cats might be contracting the disease than first believed.

Researchers from Huazhong Agricultural University, in the Chinese city, took blood samples from 102 cats between January and March 2020, following the first outbreak. Nasal and anal swabs were also collected…

Is your cat is losing weight? Unintended weight loss is usually a sign of an underlying health problem. Many owners think that weight loss is normal for senior cats, but this is not the case. It’s important to take action if you notice unexplained weight loss in your cat.

We have another coronavirus first: Two cats in New York state are the first in the U.S. to test positive for the virus. The owner of one had been diagnosed with COVID-19, but no one in the household of the second cat had tested positive, so we don’t yet know where it came from. The good news: They both had only mild illnesses and are expected to be just fine.

1. Chocolate
Chocolate contains 2 ingredients that are lethal to cats: theobromine, which is toxic to most animals, even in small amounts, and caffeine, which cats are far more sensitive to than we are. As much as we love chocolate, no amount is safe for cats and any chocolate related products (cocoa powder, pudding, even white chocolate) should be kept out of reach of little kitty paws. Most cats aren’t interested in chocolate and will stay away from it, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.