Home Health

Health

U.K. Genetic Study May Shed Light on COVID-19

According to Vet Times, researchers at the United Kingdom’s (U.K.) Royal Veterinary College have received a grant of almost £200,000 (about $259,000) by U.K....
Cats and COVID-19

Influenza and Your Cat

Cats are susceptible to some strains of human flu, and previous studies have suggested that, in some cases, humans have transmitted flu to cats....

It’s All Fun and Games Until . .

Cats enjoy playing with bits of string and yarn, unravelling carefully rolled balls and batting at dangling ends. Unfortunately, though, this cute pastime can...
Ringworm

Treating Ringworm in Cats

Dermatophytosis (“ringworm”) is a common fungal skin infection in cats that can cause hair loss, erythema, and pruritis. The most commonly isolated organism in...
Location of the primordial pouch.

The Primordial Pouch

You watch as your cat walks away, his belly pooch swaying gently in the breeze. What exactly is that loose skin fold on your...

IBD: A Challenging Diagnosis

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is caused by an abnormal influx of inflammatory cells into the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These cells thicken the walls of...

Vaping and Cat Health

My housemate has been smoking the vaping devices the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently raised concerns about. Recently, my 8-year-old...

Runny Eyes Are Not Normal

Cats can get runny eyes for a variety of reasons—and the cause may not necessarily be in the eye itself. Your cat may just have...
Cats and COVID-19

Cats and COVID-19

As we are all aware, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, making it difficult to present the most recent information in a printed monthly newsletter....
Obese Cat

Not Eating Means Big Problems

Hepatic lipidosis, or fatty liver disease, is a potentially fatal illness that must be caught early and treated aggressively. The most common liver disease...

Preanesthetic Testing

While anesthetic protocols are much safer now than even just 20 years ago, it makes sense to do some preanesthetic testing if your cat...

Streptococcus Infection

A May article in The Washington Post recounted the story of a Wisconsin family with recurrent Streptococcus A throat infections. Antibiotics would restore everyone...