Health

MeowWiki has rescued 23 cats from extremely sad situations. We are big advocates of rescue and adoption, as well as keeping our cats indoors, so they have a healthier, happier life. Some of our rescues have suffered horrible injuries with life on the streets, and we've taken feral male cats who were not fixed and integrated them into our home with great success. Anything can be done when you have patience and love with a slow integration and separate areas/rooms and short visiting hours to start and build that up over time.

We share some of the very conditions we've experienced and had them treated by experienced veterinarians. Some of our cats have lived to 19-20 years. Cats usually show no symptoms when it comes to lymphoma and blockages until it's too late. So please watch for any slightly different behavior--even in voice (meow) and weight change--because it means something, along with frequent vomiting or hiding. Wishing you the best, longest relationship with your cat(s) for years to come!

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Feline Panleukopenia

What is Feline Panleukopenia? For unvaccinated kittens under the age of 5 months old, the feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) remains a looming, potentially deadly reality for many of them. Feline…

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Frequently Asked Cat Questions

Health Questions Every Cat Owner Should Know MeowWiki has found answers to some of the most frequently asked cat questions. Most of the questions focus on health issues. However, we…

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Gabapentin for Cats

Gabapentin Uses as Prescribed by a Vet for Your Cat What is Gabapentin? Gabapentin for cats works in the same way that GABA does, which is as an inhibitory neurotransmitter.…

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Heartworm

Symptoms of Heartworm in Cats Although it is true that canines are more frequently associated with heartworm than felines, it would be erroneous to say it never occurs in felines.…

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Hypothyroidism

What Is Hypothyroidism? In spite of its prevalence among human beings and canines, hypothyroidism is quite unusual in the feline species. Hypothyroidism is a disorder of the thyroid glands marked…

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IBD in Cats

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats (IBD in cats) is a syndrome caused by chronic irritation within a feline’s intestines or stomach. The inflammation of the…

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Kidney Disease

Kidney Failure Treatment Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats One of the main health issues that owners of older cats need to be aware of is chronic kidney disease (CKD).  Though…

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Megacolon in Cats

What Is Megacolon in Cats? Megacolon in cats is a condition that affects the nerves and muscles of the colonic wall. A cat’s gastrointestinal tract ends at the large intestine…

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Pancreatitis in Cats

What Is Feline Pancreatitis? Although pancreatitis in cats was once thought to be uncommon, experts now believe that the disease is underdiagnosed due to its vague symptoms and testing difficulties.…

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Ringworm in Cats

Ringworm Treatment for Cats Ringworm in cats (dermatophytosis) is a common occurrence. It can even be found in indoor cats. Although the condition is called ringworm, there are no actual…

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Stomatitis

Stomatitis in Cats Feline stomatitis (also known as caudal oral stomatitis) is a painful disease that causes considerable inflammation within a cat’s mouth, including around the mucous membranes and the…

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Tapeworm in Cats

Tapeworm Life Cycle in Cats A tapeworm in cats is a flat intestinal parasite. The most common species is called Dipylidium caninum. In addition, two other species of tapeworm that…

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