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May help avoid risky biopsies

Be Alert for Signs of Fractures

Fractures happen in cats and kittens, even if they stay indoors. Falls from high areas, getting stepped on, or being crushed in a recliner...
Blue’s IBD-associated diarrhea returned, which can be a common relapse with this disease.

IBD Can Wax and Wane

Q. My son’s 11-year-old Seal Point Siamese cat, Blue, was diagnosed with irritable bowel disease (IBD) in 2018. Her treatment with steroids and metronidazole...
Changes in her behavior with you may be a symptoms of fCDS.

Help for Feline Dementia

One study suggests that 80% of all cats from 16 to 20 years of age will show cognitive changes of some type. Feline cognitive...
As a cat lover, you probably aren’t surprised at how resourceful a determined feline can be.

Handling Medications

It’s a rare household that doesn’t have medicines on hand for different family members and that can result in inadvertent mistakes. For this reason,...
Sunlight, even through a window, can be a problem for some cats, especially white cats.

SCC: Early Diagnosis Is Critical

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common cancers seen in cats. You may be familiar with the classic form of this...
The anesthesia requirement is understandable. Some owners can’t even trim their cat’s nails.

Dentals: Anesthesia Required

Most cat owners get sticker shock when quoted an estimate for a dental cleaning for their cat. Depending on how much your cat needs...
Orange cat

Cornell Feline Mammary Cancer Research

Arianna Bartlett, a PhD candidate at the Baker Institute at Cornell University, is studying feline mammary cancer. Mammary cancer is the third most common...

Genetic Clue for Variable Response to Clopidogrel

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common disease in cats that can cause clots that may result in a potentially life-threatening blockage of blood supply...
Given the amount of effort some cats put forth to drink directly from the tap, we would bet tap would win over distilled every time.

Distilled Water for Kidney

Q. I have two older cats, each with chronic kidney disease.  I feed them prescription kidney diets, both wet and dry, and they have...
If you can’t decide if it’s an emergency, it’s better to get a diagnosis.

Emergency Decisions

What constitutes an emergency? A collapsed cat? Absolutely. And even more so if she is nonresponsive. Pause only a moment to look for a...
Well, of course you want to help this pretty, sad stray cat. But start with a trip to the veterinarian for FIV testing and checking for a microchip in case he has caring owners who want him back.

Living With an FIV-Positive

Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a retrovirus that infects cats worldwide. Like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), FIV suppresses the immune system. For this...
Vestibular disorders may involve infection in the inner ear at the cochlea, which is connected to the vestibular system.

Vestibular Syndrome in Cats

The first time you see a cat battling vestibular syndrome, you may be taken aback. The cat may circle around oddly, fall to one...