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Decisions About Diagnostics

The ability of veterinarians to diagnose your cat has increased at an amazing rate over the past few decades. Technical advances in imaging and...

Steroids Can Give You Control

Corticosteroids, commonly called steroids, can quickly alleviate many symptoms, making both the cat and the owner feel better. For example, they have anti-inflammatory properties...

Genetic Susceptibility to Ringworm

The fungal disease ringworm (dermatophytosis) is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can spread not only from pet to pet, but from pets to people....

Feline Coronavirus Med

A drug used to treat a coronavirus in cats may work for humans to block the replication and spread of the virus causing COVID-19. Researchers...
Feline Arthritis

Feline Arthritis Pain Checklist

As any cat owner knows, cats do not show signs of pain the way people or dogs or nearly any other living being does....

Interstitial Cystitis Is an Enigma

Feline interstitial cystitis (FIC) has been frustrating veterinarians for many years. While FIC is the most common diagnosis in cats with lower urinary-tract problems,...

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...

Transdermal Med for Heartworm Prevention

The FDA recently approved Imoxi Topical Solution for Cats, a topical drug for heartworm prevention. It combines the systemic insecticide imidacloprid and the anthelmintic...

Topical Anesthetic Makes Venipuncture Easier

A recent Brazilian study published in the Journal of Veterinary Anaesthesiology Analogue looked at placing intravenous (IV) catheters into the front legs of cats...
A tumor in a cat’s ear, originating from ceruminomous cells.

Ear-Canal Tumor Surgical

Q. I have a 16-year-old cat, and he has developed a tumor in his ear canal. It has been active and growing for six...

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....