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Ear mites or Otodectes cynotis are pesky little creatures that live in a cat's ear canal and are common occurrences in many cats’ lives but can wreak havoc in their lives if not treated properly. Just like cat flea bites, ear mites can cause a lot of irritation and itching. 

Are you suspicious your cat may have ear mites and want to know how you can help them overcome this irritating problem? Here are some signs of ear mites in cats.

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Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that can cause more harm to your furry little friend than just itchiness and general discomfort. One female adult flea can lay between 20 to 50 eggs a day. Cat flea bites can cause your pet's skin to itch and be irritated. But they do more damage to pet health than just skin-deep cat flea symptoms. Unfortunately, the answer to the question on everyone’s mind is yes; fleas can indeed make a cat sick… and very sick if proper flea treatment and prevention steps aren’t taken. Beyond just being itchy and scratchy, fleas can cause quite a few health issues among cats.
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If your cat’s got the ear-scratching blues, it might be the result of cat ear mites. Read on to learn more about ear mites in cats, how they happen, how to treat them, and how to prevent them.
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You’ve noticed your feline friend has been scratching quite a bit the last few days, and you’re starting to worry. An indoor cat scratching and chewing on its fur incessantly can leave you scratching your head: What could possibly be the cause? It can’t be fleas if the cat doesn’t go outdoors… right? Unfortunately, it can be. 

But don’t panic—while the idea of fleas on any sweet kitten (indoor or outdoor) can feel worrisome, identifying and treating cat fleas is relatively quick and easy.

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We talked to PrettyLitter subscriber Meredith P. about Little P and here’s what she had to say.
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Just like us humans, when cats age, they become susceptible to aging bodily conditions such as arthritis. Older cats will start moving stiffer than they have in the past. Sometimes when older cats get arthritis, or even when they don’t, their older age will make them more at risk for fractures in their pelvis.
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Have you noticed that cats are very resilient pets with incredibly high pain tolerances? While other animals (ie: dogs), will absolutely let you know when they get hurt by barking or whining loudly, a cat’s high pain tolerance makes it somewhat easier for them to live with an injury without making it known to you they’re in pain.
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Is your cat in need of a brushing? No, we’renottalking about their fur. Cats of all ages, fromkittens toolder cats,  can benefit from regular teeth cleanings.
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Finding a lump or bump on your cat can be a cause for concern. Read on to discover common causes, diagnosis, and treatments.

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