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Ask Dr. Richards: 02/02

Question: My newest cat has gained an alarming amount of weight. She is almost a year old and weighs approximately 12 pounds - a...

Ask Dr. Richards: 04/02

Question: I have two 10-year-old offspring of a Siamese female and a male black tabby. The father had immune-mediated hemolytic anemia, and its cause...

Ask Dr. Richards: 06/02

Question: I am a sixth grade student doing a science report on cats. I would appreciate information on a cat's sense of taste, especially...

Ask Dr. Richards: 05/02

Question: A friend of mine gave me a kitten last June. He was lovely - part Siamese and part Himalayan with pretty blue eyes,...

Ask Dr. Richards: 08/02

Question: I am an avid bird watcher, and one of my greatest joys is watching the beautiful birds that flock to my feeders. But...

Ask Dr. Richards: 07/02

Question: Buddy, my 15-year-old neutered male cat, has been treated for a skin condition (miliary dermatitis) for many years. He often gets little scabs...

Ask Dr. Richards: 07/02

Question: Buddy, my 15-year-old neutered male cat, has been treated for a skin condition (miliary dermatitis) for many years. He often gets little scabs...

Ask Dr. Richards: 10/02

Question: My daughter and I are more than average cat lovers. We really are suckers for the injured and homeless. But I have a...

Ask Dr. Richards: 09/02

Question: I understand that there is now a vaccine for FIV. I do my best to keep my cats indoors, but sometimes one of...

Ask Dr. Richards: 12/02

Question: I just purchased a lovely Persian kitten, and the breeder told me to make sure my veterinarian tests to see what my kittens...

Ask Dr. Richards: 11/02

Question: I have three cats that I love dearly, Bandit, Branigan, and Snowball. Snowball is a new addition to the family, so we dont...

Ask Dr. Richards: 01/03

Question: I live in Alaska, the land of dogs, where my cat was diagnosed with heartworm disease. Most veterinarians in town give me the...