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The organizations, their authors and their websites included on this page are not associated with in any way. Inclusion of their information in does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of any content contained within said websites. Information is presented here purely as a service to cat caregivers to enable people to find reliable information in addition to current news articles.

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Sources include:

VeterinaryPartner™ – (, powered by VIN

For veterinarians, by veterinarians – VIN unites more than 67,000 veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary industry partners in a truly interactive worldwide online community. VIN extends its commitment to the well-being of companion animals by providing the finest in online pet health information and resources in its client education website.

VCA Hospitals (

VCA has over 1,000 neighborhood hospitals and over 6,000 Veterinarians. At VCA, your pet’s health is our top priority, and excellent service to you is our goal. We’re a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Our technicians and support team members are all animal lovers who treat pets with the compassion and respect that they deserve.

For more than 100 years, the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) has been improving animal, human, and environmental health through teaching, research, veterinary care, service, and outreach. Pet Talk is a service of the CVM.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are trusted leaders in feline health and welfare for the veterinary community and cat caregivers. They support their members in improving the health and welfare of cats through high standards of practice, continuing education, and evidence-based medicine.

The AAFP created Cat Friendly Homes to help you learn more about your cat’s natural behaviors, the importance of routine veterinary care, and providing care of your cat, as well as answer many common questions.

International Cat Care(

International Cat Care is a charity founded in 1958 by a small group of very passionate cat lovers, who were compelled to do something about the dismal lack of information about cat health and welfare. Over 60 years later, we are still working hard to improve the health and wellbeing of all cats everywhere, working towards a world where each cat’s life experience will be as good as it can be.

Pet Health Network® – Brought to you by IDEXX – (

Pet Health Network is for pets and their people. We’re dedicated to providing you with comprehensive and trustworthy information to ensure your four-legged family members enjoy the longest, healthiest, and happiest lives possible.

The American College of Veterinary Behaviorist is the certifying board for veterinarians who are specialty trained to advance the behavioral health of animals through clinical practice, research, and science-based behavior education.

Veterinary behaviorists are trained to address the relationships between an animal’s health, environment, experiences and its behavior.

They have extensive knowledge of psychotropic medications, their uses, potential side effects and interactions with other medications, and are licensed to prescribe them when indicated.

American Veterinary Medical Association – AVMA –  (

The AVMA is the nation’s leading advocate for the veterinary profession. Representing more than 97,000 members, they protect, promote and advance the needs of all veterinarians and those they serve.

Companion Animal Parasite Council – CAPC – ( & Parasites

The Companion Animal Parasite Council is an independent, non-profit organization that is dedicated to increasing awareness of the threat parasites present to pets and family members. By generating and disseminating credible, accurate and timely information for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of parasitic infections, CAPC works to educate pet owners and veterinary professionals.See disclaimer above.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) Animal Poison Control Center® (APCC®) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.  

If you suspect your pet has eaten toxic foods, household products, human medications and/or cosmetics or toxic plants & flowers please note the amount ingested and contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Centerat (888) 426-4435. includes veterinarian-written, veterinarian-approved articles for your cat.

Disclaimer pertaining to all individuals whose work is presented on this website:

The individual author contributors, the organizations, their authors and their websites included on this page are not associated with in any way. Inclusion of their information in does not imply a recommendation or endorsement of or any content contained within the website.

Additional note: The individual authors whose work is presented here may not support or endorse any of the information from ‘Trusted Veterinary Information Organizations’ either. Often, their own information stands in stark contrast to anything supported by vets or vet information sources.

Information is presented here purely as a service to cat caregivers to enable people to find reliable information in addition to current news articles.

Individual sources include:

Mary Marseglia(mary marseglia)

Mary knows everything there is to know about the physiology of dogs and cats. For over 40 years she has studied and observed almost every single wild cat on the planet and knows the anatomy and physiology of wolves, all wild cats, and all domestic dogs and cats as well.

Mary is a Certified Pet Nutritionist – she became certified in the early 1990’s.

She is also a Certified Homeopath — a pet expert knowledgeable in proper, complete raw food feeding of both dogs and cats. She knows how to raise animals/pets Naturally without horrible vaccines; toxic heart worm pills; chemical flea, tick & mosquito products or de-wormers.

Madeleine Innocent Dip Hom, AHA, AROH – (madeleine innocent)

Madeleine’s training as a homeopath was with the Australasian College of Hahnemannian Homoeopathy in Victoria, Australia. She graduated with a Diploma in Homoeopathy in 2000. This was the highest level of training at the time.

She has  been in full time practice ever since, as a consultant homoeopath. She treats both people and other animals, as “we are really all the same. We just look a bit different. And speak different languages.”

Madeleine has also authored an important book for cat-caregivers. “Naturally Healthy Cats – Complete Health for Your Cat“. Madeleine’s website is Natural Cat Health .com

In an article and slideshow by Danielle Ling, you’ll find the top 10 illnesses and accidents plaguing cats

In an analysis of its 2019 claims, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance determined the top accidents and illnesses plaguing dogs and cats in the U.S., examining common symptoms, treatments, case studies, and how much it may cost pet parents for the best available care.

1. Stomach issues

2. Urinary tract infection

3. Cancer

4. Heart conditions

5. Skin conditions

6. Eye conditions

7. Pain

8. Kidney conditions

9. Diabetes

10. Ear infection

The slideshow shows the Percentage of 2019 Claims and gives the Average Veterinary Cost/Expense for treating the afflictions. Read the article and see the slideshow here:

Professional Articles

News Articles

• Osteochondrodysplasia (Skeletal Dwarfism) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

• Meningoencephalomyelitis in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

• Liver Failure in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentAll About Cats

How To Prepare For Your Cat’s Routine Examination  – Katzenworld

Rehab outcomes in cats with severe spinal cord injury  – VetCandy

PET TALK: When to be concerned about feline vomiting  – Houston Chronicle

Why can cats tolerate mother’s colostrum but cannot tolerate cow’s milk?  – PoC

Tail pull injuries in cats  – Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Integrative Pet Vet column: Water, an essential nutrient critical for health  – Post Independent

When is a cat’s immune system fully developed?  – PoC

Ask the Vet: Surgery can help cat with fluid around lungs  – THE BLADE

Basepaws Cat DNA Test Review: Why It’s Actually Worth Your Money  – GLAMOUR

How do I get a urine sample from my cat?  – PoC

Common Cat Illnesses & Emergencies –

Why you should avoid feeding wheat and rice to your pet  – Mint Lounge

A cat owner’s guide to common illnesses  – FMT news

Pet Connection: There are several ways to convince a sick pet to eat  – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Flagler Humane Society – Secondhand smoke is dangerous for all pets  – The Daytona Beach News-Journal

Vets warn against DIY treatment after shaved flea-infested cat is brought into their care  – METRO

How to read a cat’s vitals  – Star Tribune

How to take your cat’s vital signs at home  – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How do I know my cat has a temperature?  – PoC

Why is my cat thirsty?  – PoC

8 Signs It’s Time to Take Your Cat to the Vet  – Reader’s Digest

Why do some cats drool?  – The Leader News

Here are the smartest ways to save money vet bills – Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette

7 Deadly cat diseases and their symptoms to keep your feline safe and protected  – PINKVILLA

Pet Docs: Cat seizures can have multiple causes but usually can be treated  – The Post and Courier

Visit to veterinarian a hair-raising experience for cats, who then shed  – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Top 5 Ways to Encourage Your Cat to Drink More Water  – The Pasadena Now Weekendr

How to help a cat be sick?  – PoC

These are the signs of dehydration in cats  – PINKVILLA

Sneezing in Cats: Here’s everything you need to know  – PINKVILLA

Ask the Vet: Excessive drooling may signal medical problem  – IBJ

Iron Deficiency Anemia In Cats: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments – cattime

Ascites in Cats – The Columbian Blogs

How much water does a cat need to drink in a day?  – PoC

Tips for “Tearless” Vet Visits  – The Columbian BLOGS

How do indoor cats get colds?  – PoC

How much do domestic cats drink?  – PoC

What Can I Catch from my Cat? – Feline Zoonoses  –

13 important things veterinarians wish all pet owners knew  – INSIDER

How Often Should You Bathe Your Cat?  – Paws and Effect

Tips for keeping your pet well during National Pet Wellness Month and all year long  – SBG-TV

Sneezing in Cats  – The Columbian Blogs

Can domestic cats get avian flu? – PoC

What is Luxating Patella in Cats, and How to Treat it? – Scruffy Paws Nutrition

Screening for health problems in domestic cats – PoC

Veterinarians share their solutions to 10 common problems cat owners have – INSIDER

How Much Does a Cat X-Ray Cost?All About Cats

Osteomyelitis (Bone Infection) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Cerebellar Hypoplasia (Wobbly Cat Syndrome) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Fluid Therapy For CatsAll About Cats

Signs & Help for Pancreatitiscatster

Whisker Fatigue: Does It Really Happen?All About Cats

Breathing Difficulties In Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Astrocytoma (Brain Tumor) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Pulmonary Mineralization in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

What can you give a cat for pain? 6 vet-recommended optionsAll About Cats

• 10 Most Dangerous Diseases in CatsAll About Cats

• Hypertrophic Osteopathy (Bone Overgrowth) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

• Cat Nausea: Causes, Symptoms & TreatmentAll About Cats

Rectoanal Polyps In Cats: Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments – Cattime

Is your cat stressed?  – Dayton247now

How can I tell if my cat has a temperature?  – PoC

Is it okay to give a cat ice cream?  – PoC

A First-of-its-Kind Surgery for Sophie the Cat  – MSU TODAY

AAHA updates guidelines on anesthesia for dogs and cats  – AVMA

Respiratory struggles of short-nosed cats  – UFHealth Podcasts

Five insidious feline diseases  – UFHealth Podcasts

Cats are lactose intolerant  – Poc

When things go wrong in the feline pancreas  – dvm360

Cat With ‘Rare’ Form Of Dwarfism Will Stay Kitten-Sized Forever  – LAD Bible

Japan now has diapers specially for cats  – SoraNews24

Speaking of Pets: Here’s what to do if your cat is in pain  – Vail Daily

Cat Food Mystery Foils Diet Study  – NC State University

What’s in a pet food label?  –

Why it’s not a good idea to give your cat a saucer of milk  – The Mercury News

Scientists Found Harmful ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Pet Cats and Dogs  – Vice

How to tell if your cat is sick  – Pasadena Star-News

Creating a DNA Map of Genetic Disorders in Cats  – Technology Networks

Hair Scare: Cat Needs Emergency Surgery After Swallowing Hair Bands  – Katzenworld

The Pet Shop: Cats’ first visit to new vet a tale of two personalities  – Greensboro News&Record

Assessing facial expressions to detect pain may improve animal welfare  – The Western Producer

Two thirds of US cats have asymptomatic virus that could leave them open to more serious disease  – AAHA

Is your cat in pain? Its facial expression could hold a clue  – The Conversation

Prosthetic legs propel Vituzzo the ‘bionic cat’ to internet fame  – New York Post

Cat Freckles: Why Kitties Get Them And What It Means  – Cole and Marmalade

How to Care for Your Cat After Surgery  – The Conscious Cat

Dr. Sonnya: Supplement can prevent, mitigate feline herpes  – TheDailyWorld

11 important things veterinarians want every cat owner to know  – Insider

All About Pets: Gut problems common in dogs and cats  – TheLedger

Surprisingly common virus in domestic cats raises concerns  – ScienceLine

Why do Siamese cats vomit so much? – PoC

Vets urge regular checkups for cat health  – Taipei Times

Understanding Dementia In Cats And What You Can Do To Help  – Cole and Marmalade

Are domestic cats in multi-cat households more stressed?  – PoC

Is your cat dehydrated?  – WGN

Fascinating Infographic Shows The Ways That A Cat’s Purr Are Good For You  – boredpanda

East Texas vet seeing increase in feline pneumonia, shares what to watch for in your pets  – KTRE9

Integrative Pet Vet column: Fatty liver syndrome in cats  – PostIndependent

Cat virus could be linked to feline cancer  – Veterinary Practice News

Cats continue to gain weight till maturity  – The Free Press Journal

Dogs VS Cats: Health Issues Edition  – NomNomNow

How to get a cat to take a pill: Pet Connection  – GoErie

Pet parents, pay attention: Cats are adept at hiding illnesses  – Daily Herald

Training Cats for Comfort With Inhaled TherapyKatzenworld

Neuroaxonal Dystrophy (Brain Cell Dengeration) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Brain Injury In Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Encephalitis (Brain Inflammation) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Cat Temperature – taking it and conditions affecting itPoC

Cat Vomiting – including types of vomiting for diagnosisPoC

Why does my cat keep sneezing?METRO

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Brown Recluse Spider Bite Poisoning in cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments – cattime

• Osteochondrodysplasia (Skeletal Dwarfism) in Cats: Symptoms, Causes & Treatmentscattime

Cat Drooling – full expositionPoC

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