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Handle Feline Heat Cycles

Your lovable, sweet kitten is 6 months old and has turned into a menace overnight. Nonstop meowing, pacing, rolling, and biting when you go...

Why Does My Cat Need an Exam to Get a Refill?

Your cat is close to running out of her prescription medications, but you’re out of refills. You call your veterinarian, hoping to pick up...

Survival in Cats with High Rise Syndrome

High rise syndrome (HRS) is a term used for injuries sustained when pets fall from buildings. While retrospective studies investigating the prevalence of injuries...

Advanced Imaging Benefits

Most people are familiar with standard diagnostic imaging. You expect an x-ray—technically called a radiograph—for a broken leg and an ultrasound for a bladder...

Treating Frostbite in Cats

With the depths of winter upon the northern states, frostbite is a threat for cats who venture outside. When our cats are exposed to...

Catch Kidney Disease Early

While chronic kidney disease (CKD) cannot be cured, it can often be managed for many years. As with most diseases, early diagnosis and proper...

Annual Top 10 Cat Toxins

It’s tough to be aware of all the things in our environment that could harm our cats. Cats are especially susceptible to poisoning due...

What to Know About Aging in Cats

Just as in humans, as your cat ages, so does the likelihood of an age-related disease rearing its ugly head. Cats are considered seniors...

New Diagnostic Guidelines for FIP

Feline infectious peritionitis (FIP) is a common and often fatal disease in cats under 2 years of age. Caused by mutation of feline coronavirus...

Holiday Household Hazards

We all want our cats to live the happies and healthiest lives possible. Part of this means we need to be aware of household...

FDA Warning About 5-FU

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received reports of dogs and cats having serious reactions after being accidentally exposed to the topical...

Managing Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

Q: I am writing to you about my 6-year-old cat Ellie, who was presumptively diagnosed with IBD about 6 months ago after an ultrasound...