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Cat Illness & Disease

This collection of Cat Illness & Disease articles has been curated for you by Newport Harbor Animal Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (949) 612-2756.

Inappropriate Elimination: Why Isn’t My Cat Using the Litter Box?

Urinating or defecating outside the litter box, known as inappropriate elimination, is the most common behavioral complaint of cat owners.

Understanding the underlying causes of this condition—and how to treat them appropriately—can help ease the frustration and rebuild the bond between cat lovers and their feline friends.

What causes inappropriate elimination?

Inappropriate elimination can be caused by medical or behavioral issues.

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4 Types of Cat Cancer and Their Common Symptoms

Sadly, one in five cats get cancer. Lymphoma, squamous cell carcinoma, mast cell tumor, and bone cancer are all common in cats.

While a cancer diagnosis is emotionally devastating, some cancers are treatable if caught early. This is one reason you want to ensure your cat has regular wellness visits to the veterinarian. Cat cancer symptoms can be subtle and cats are good at hiding illness.

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