Category Archive: Cat Health

Questions and answers related to cat health.

Oct 04

Why does my cat hate getting wet?

Cat in bathtub

Your cat simply prefers being dry!  Most cats do not enjoy being wet. Cat tolerance of water varies from cat to cat. It can be influenced by their past experiences with water. For example, cats that are bathed on a regular basis can develop a tolerance for water and eventually do not mind having a …

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Oct 03

Why does my cat drink from the toilet?

Your cat drinks from the toilet because he is thirsty! Even better, the water in the toilet is cold. Cats love cold water, just like humans do! Cats might like drinking from the toilet even more if your toilet water is running. It’s like a water fountain… for cats! If you don’t want your cat …

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Sep 30

Why does my cat make me sneeze?

Your cat may be making you sneeze because you may be allergic to your cat. Don’t worry, approximately 1/3 of people who are allergic to cats live with cats in their home. You can keep your cat! What is a cat allergy? Cat allergy is caused by a type of protein present in the dander …

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Sep 30

Why does my cat’s tongue feel like sandpaper?

Yawning cat

Your cat’s tongue fees like sandpaper because it is barbed. Yes — barbed!! This is why it can actually hurt when your cat licks your skin — especially sensitive places like your face or eyelids! Cat tongues are barbed as a process of evolution. It is barbed with thousands of tiny mounds. This allows cats …

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Sep 30

Why does my cat have bad breath?

This is a very common issue.  Many cats have bad breath.  Your cats breath should smell like the last thing he or she ate.  So, if your cat just ate a bowl of cat food, your cat’s breath should smell like cat food.  If there are other foul odors coming from your cats mouth, he …

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Sep 30

Why does my cat fart?

Are you sure it is your cat farting, or is someone blaming your cat? Humans very frequently blame their pets for farting when really it was the human that stunk up the room! You might be wondering… do cats fart?  Cats do fart! If it was indeed your cat that farted, he probably farted for …

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