Category: Digestive Health

  • Easy Ways To Give Your Cat a Pill

    Easy Ways To Give Your Cat a Pill

    For some cat parents, the idea of giving their cat a pill seems like heading into battle. Learn the easiest ways to give a cat a pill.

  • B12 Deficiency in Cats: The Role of the Gut

    B12 Deficiency in Cats: The Role of the Gut

    Did you know that vitamin B12 is crucial for your cat’s health? Cats with low B12 may suffer from a digestive disorder, and those cats will often benefit from B12 shots. In a sick cat, symptoms such as lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation may be partly due to B12 deficiency.

  • Pancreatitis in Cats: a silent killer

    Pancreatitis in Cats: a silent killer

    Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas) is a gastrointestinal disorder that can affect cats. While it’s reported to occur in only 2% of cats, it may be much more common than we think. Symptoms in cats are subtle and can be easily overlooked, making it hard to diagnose this silent killer.

  • My Cat was Diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    My Cat was Diagnosed with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    A diagnosis of a disorder like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in your cat can be challenging to deal with for you, your veterinarian, and your feline. Learn what a diagnosis of IBD in cats means, and the causes of IBD in cats. We cover IBD treatment in cats including: cat food trials, vitamin B12 shots, FMT, & more.

  • Lactose Intolerance in Cats: Is Milk Good for My Cat?

    Lactose Intolerance in Cats: Is Milk Good for My Cat?

    How do you know if your cat has a lactose intolerance? If your cat loves milk, but even a treat-sized dollop cream leads to an upset stomach with symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, or vomiting. It’s likely your cat is lactose intolerant.

  • Cat Diarrhea: What You Need to Know

    Cat Diarrhea: What You Need to Know

    Most cats experience a brief episode of diarrhea from time to time, and the cause is often something benign, like a too-sudden change from one brand of food to another. Ongoing diarrhea may indicate an underlying illness. How do you know what’s causing your cat’s diarrhea? When should you see your veterinarian?

  • 9 Ways to Improve Your Cat’s Digestive Health

    9 Ways to Improve Your Cat’s Digestive Health

    Learn how to improve your cat’s digestive health. Gut bacteria are crucial for digestion & obtaining nutrients from the food your cat eats. You can improve cat gut health by changing their diet, using cat probiotics or prebiotics, exercise, & more.

  • Here Are the Latest Advancements in Microbiome Health

    Here Are the Latest Advancements in Microbiome Health

    New discoveries continue to expand our understanding of the gut microbiome—that diverse community of bacteria and other tiny organisms that live in the digestive tract. Every year we learn more about how the microbiome affects the health of humans, animals, and the environment.

  • FIP Has a Cure! Here’s Why It’s Hard to Get

    FIP Has a Cure! Here’s Why It’s Hard to Get

    Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a painful, incurable disease that’s nearly always fatal to cats. But over the past 18 months, thousands of cats have reportedly been cured of FIP by a drug similar to remdesivir. It turns out COVID-19 may have hijacked the cure for FIP and that’s why you haven’t heard about it.

  • Your Cat Has Hairballs: Should You Worry?

    Your Cat Has Hairballs: Should You Worry?

    When your cat hacks up a slimy fur sausage of a hairball, you may be disgusted or annoyed. You may also wonder whether that’s normal. An occasional cat hairball is normal, but frequent hairballs might mean your cat has an underlying health problem.

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