Skip to main content
health

conditions & treatments

The medical stuff is stressful. Get expertise on common (and not-so-common) health issues, from causes and symptoms to the latest treatments for pets.

Profile view of a man giving a cat food to eat

A veterinary nutritionist explains why your cat isn’t eating and how to increase their appetite.

Siamese cat coughing

You thought it was a hairball, but nothing’s coming up…

Sad tan and white puppy laying on the floor in the living room

A key number to remember here: 21.

Ask a Vet

Sudden scratching? Finicky food eater? Loose poop? Whatever pet health question is on your mind, our veterinary pros are here to help.

A fat cat lounging on a shelf.

A study found that smart feeders and digital scales are successful tools in cat weight-loss programs.

An orange cat coughing on a bed.

Everything you need to know about feline asthma, from someone who’s been there.

Red cat with squinted eyes laying in a basket closeup

Animal behaviorist Karen B. London breaks down the silent ways your kitty is trying to tell you they’re hurting.

A woman petting her cat on the couch

They’re not what you’d think, according to veterinary behaviorist Dr. Margaret Gruen.

A cute calico cat laying on the floor with eyes wide open.

The common causes of cataracts, how to treat them, and why surgery may be your best option.

cat sitting in a litter box

Dr. Audrey K. Cook’s tips to getting to the bottom of a sh*tty situation.

Get your fix of The Wildest

We promise not to send you garbage that turns your inbox into a litter box. Just our latest tips and support for your pet.

Owner pets senior ginger cat.

Veterinarian Dr. Alycia Washington on how to spot them and how to treat them.

kitten lying on the floor breathing through his mouth

“Cats don’t pant to cool off like dogs do.” Unless your pet is catching their breath after doing the zoomies, Dr. Gary Weitzman says it could be cause for concern.

cat laying on it's back

If your cat is throwing up with no good reason, Cornell Feline Health Center veterinarian Dr. Bruce Kornreich says “sensitive-stomach” cat food isn’t always the answer.

Cat walking outside on the grass

Cats face extra challenges when it comes to this parasite. A veterinarian explains.

Cat playing and jumping with a rubber band

The most common questions about feline immunodeficiency virus, answered. Good news: most cats live long, happy lives.

Unrecognizable woman petting an ill cat

Veterinarian Dr. Alycia Washington breaks down the four most common types of cancer in cats, from how to spot the early signs to how to treat them.