According to, giardia infection in cats is caused by eating infected feces and drinking infected water. Giardia parasites prefer cooler environments, which is why the infection is easily spread through water. G... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Possible symptoms of giardia infection include fatigue, malaise, bloating and abdominal cramps, according to Mayo Clinic. Some people with giardia infection may experience watery diarrhea with a putrid odor, which may al... More » Health Pain & Symptoms

The CDC lists the common symptoms of Giardia in dogs as diarrhea, gas, abdominal discomfort, nausea and vomiting, but it cautions that not all infected dogs display symptoms. Official diagnosis and treatment must be pres... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

According to WebMD, stud tail is a condition in cats that causes over-secretion of the sebaceous glands located at the tail base, which in turn causes waxy build-up, infection and hair loss at the tail. Stud tail is most... More »

Domestic cats are naturally capable of swimming, although they typically do not enjoy water. One reason why cats avoid water is that their coats becomes waterlogged when submerged. More »

Spraying cats with a hose or water gun keeps them at bay. Scarecrow sprinklers work as well. Commercial cat repellents scare cats away by mimicking the scents of other animals. The Coleus canina plant is known for its ef... More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats

Typically, cats prefer to drink from water that has some movement to it, as opposed to water sitting flat in a dish. This is also the reason why many cats love to drink out of fountains, faucets and other sources of movi... More »