The Turkish Van Cat Breed

If you are looking for a rare, distinctive looking longhair cat, then you may want to take a close look at the Turkish Van. This cat breed is also known as the swimming cat, since the Van, unlike other cats, actually enjoys taking a leisurely swim. With their love of water, it is no wonder…

Cat insurance: Breast Cancer

Most people are aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time for everyone to spare some thought for people who have been personally affected by cancer and make a donation to a registered charity. However, cat owners may be surprised to hear that cats can develop breast cancer, normally referred to as mammary…

Cat Hairballs

Has your cat been coughing and hacking? If so, he may have hairballs. If you see disgusting skinny oval blobs on the floor, you will know that your cat has managed to dislodge one of his hairballs. What exactly is a hairball? It is a mass of hair and food that did not digest that…

Common Cat Health Problems

If you’ve never owned a cat before, you may not realize that cats can suffer from quite a few different health problems. Some of these problems are easily preventable, while others are hereditary. One of the most common cat health problems is the hairball. Cats groom themselves constantly with their tongues. The loose hair comes…