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This blue mink Tonkinese is enjoying a perch outdoors, but she is susceptible to mosquito bites if out during dawn or dusk feeding times.

Severe Reaction to Mosquitos

Q. My cat was bitten by mosquitos last summer, which caused crusting on his nose and upper and lower right eyelid, probably due to...
Using a tablet or smartphone is pretty commonplace. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that veterinary medicine is embracing it.

When Telemedicine Works Well

Veterinary medicine has not been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to curbside appointments, requiring masks, and sometimes reduced hours,...
Bronchioles in a normal lung allow air to pass freely. Asthmatic bronchioles are constricted and may accumulate fluid in the passages.

Asthma Can Be Controlled

As many as 5% of cats battle asthma, an allergic response that causes cats to have difficulty breathing. Its onset is usually gradual. The...
Open wide: If you can, grab your phone and snap a picture so you can then look closely for any abnormalities.

Oral-Cavity Diseases

A variety of diseases can plague our cats’ mouths, and plague they do: Studies have shown that 50 to 90% of cats over 4...

Clinical Trial for Feline COVID Vaccine

A vaccine to stop COVID-19 in cats recently received authorization from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to begin accelerated clinical trials. The trials are...
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Chemo for Mammary Cancer

Feline mammary cancer (FMC) is aggressive. About 90% of cases are malignant, with metastasis already present at the time of diagnosis. The risk is...
This pretty kitty is receiving a subcutaneous injection.

Skin Nodule Worries

Feline panniculitis is an inflammation of subcutaneous fatty tissues, which is the layer of fat just under the skin. Nodules are the most noticeable...
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The Chronic Kidney Disease

If you’ve been lucky enough to have a cat or three make it into later life, you’ve probably battled chronic kidney disease (CKD). It’s...
feline congestive heart disease

Cats with Heart Failure Rarely Cough

Q. As I was reading a past issue of CatWatch with an article on chronic coughs, I noted that there was no mention of...

Fecal Transplants Can Work

Feline fecal microbiota transplants—yes, inserting feces from one cat into another—are becoming more common as a therapy for serious chronic problems, such as chronic...
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Anesthesia Expectations

General anesthesia is necessary for many procedures in cats, ranging from a routine spay, neuter, or dental cleaning to more involved mass removals or...

Feline Recurrent Seizures and Epilepsy

A recent study carried out in the United Kingdom looked at recurrent seizure problems and epilepsy in cats. Seizure disorders are the most common...