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AVMA/EveryCat Award for Viral Research

Dr. Brian Murphy, a professor at the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, was recently awarded the American Veterinary Medical Foundation/EveryCat Health Foundation...

FIP: Advances in Treatment

Until recently, the treatment of feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) focused on providing supportive care and alleviating symptoms (see sidebar). For a cat with fluid...

Can I Give My Cat CBD Oil?

Q. I have been reading about the use of CBD oil for problems in people, and I have a 12-year-old cat that doesn’t eat...
Favorite toys should still be enjoyed! If not, there may be a problem.

Dementia in Older Cats

A cat that lives to be 20 years old is the approximate equivalent of a 96-year-old person. And, unfortunately, many cats eventually show signs...
While aging is not an illness, it does bring with it a number of physical difficulties. Be alert to your cat and make a veterinary appointment if something seems amiss rather than thinking, “She’s just getting old.”

The Aging Cat Needs a Careful Eye

When we hear someone tell us our senior cat “looks really good for her age,” we might want to give some thought to that...
Your cat finds vomiting no more pleasant than you do.

Worry or Wait? Vomiting

Knowing what your cat has expelled from her stomach can give you clues as to whether it is a cause for concern. Hairballs are...
Discharge from the eyes or nose may be a sign of calicivirus.

A URI With Extra Oomph

One of the most common causes of upper respiratory infection (URI) in cats is feline calicivirus (FCV). Cats kept at home and/or in a...
Cats often assume they won’t fall off high ledges, but it can happen. When it does, they may act rather cool about it, not letting on that they hurt themselves.

Spotting Soft-Tissue Trauma

Cats have 517 muscles, and they seem to find just as many creative ways to damage them. Whether it’s a leg caught in furniture,...
Coronavirus Cat Litter

Kitty Litter and Disease Transmission

Enteric coronavirus is a highly contagious viral disease that is passed in the feces of infected cats, where it can then infect other cats....
Sphynx cats are hairless.

Cardiac Gene Mutation in Sphynx Cats

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a devastating disease that causes the heart muscle to thicken and makes it less efficient. The disease is most prevalent in...
UK Cat food recall

U.K. Food Recall

Feline pancytopenia is a potentially fatal illness characterized by a decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Since April 2021, veterinarians...

Happening Now…

Working Cats—The Treehouse Humane Society in Chicago released 1,000 cats to fight the city’s growing rat problem as part of its “Cats at Work...