Home Health Disease

Disease

Something’s In Her Eye

It’s not fun when you get something in your eye. A tiny eyelash feels like a giant log. Worse, if it gets in there...

Guidelines for Safe Pesticides Use in Cats

International CatCare (iCCare) and the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) have embraced the worldwide concerns being raised about parasiticides used on pets and...

Feline Seizures

In a grand mal seizure, your cat collapses, loses consciousness, may roll or thrash, may urinate and/or defecate, and often vocalizes. Post seizure, there...

Detection of Heart Murmurs

Kudos to all who faithfully bring their beloved feline companions to the veterinarian every year for a wellness check. This is the best way...

Regulating Sugar Levels

Q:My 11-year-old neutered male has developed diabetes. We’ve been giving insulin twice a day for over a month now, starting out at 1 unit...

Most Common Heart Disease

It can be difficult to notice early heart disease in cats due to the fact that they are relatively sedentary and stoic in nature....

At-Home Glucose Testing

Just as in humans, feline diabetes is a chronic disease in which the body cannot properly produce or respond to the hormone insulin. This...

Herbicide Kills Parasites Found in Cat Feces

Researchers recently reported in ACS Infectious Diseases that some common herbicides can kill the parasite T. gondii, which is found in cat feces and...

Do All Cats Itch and Scratch?

Q. I have a 1-year old female cat that is scratching a lot in her neck area. I give her Revolution plus flea-and-tick medicine...

Unrelenting Itchy Ears

Instead of lying quietly curled up on your lap, your cat is shaking her head and scratching and digging at her ears. You look...

Red Alert: Cat Stops Eating

When your cat starts missing meals or her free-choice bowl isn’t requiring as many refills, you need to take action. Not eating can be...

Genetic Profiling for Cats Has Benefits

Advertisements for doing genetic profiling on your dog flood the internet, claiming you can find out his breed (or breeds, if he’s a mix)...