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New Anxiety Medication

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Bonqat to help with the anxiety and fear cats associate with car rides and veterinary visits. It...

From Constipation to Megacolon

An occasional bout of constipation that either self-resolves or resolves easily with simple treatment by your veterinarian is usually not cause for alarm. Frequent,...

Clean Mouth = Healthy Cat

Keeping your cat’s mouth clean goes a long way toward keeping her comfortable and healthy for many years. Can you imagine not brushing your...

Veterinary Vaccine Controversies

There is no doubt that vaccines can and do save lives. The rabies vaccine is a perfect example.Rabies is a viral zoonotic disease that...

Must I Deworm My Cat?

Skipping your cat’s deworming can put other pets and family members at risk. “The ideal deworming protocol is going to vary from animal to...

Feline Health Screening: Feline Health Screening:

Research addressing heritable feline diseases has been limited compared to that in dogs, but the interest is there, and studies are ongoing. The more...

Horner’s Syndrome

If one of your cat’s eyes looks sunken in and droopy, it could be Horner’s syndrome. This condition is caused by damage to some...

Cleft Palates in Kittens

In a normal kitten, there is a solid tissue barrier between the nose and the mouth. During development, these tissues grow from the sides...

Advances In Anti-Clotting Therapy

A major concern for owners of cats diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the development of clots in the heart. Cats with HCM that...

Old Cats and Vaccinations

When it comes to decisions about vaccinations for chronically ill, skinny, debilitated cats, consider these facts: No solid research answers the question about whether...

The Availability of Compounded Medications

FDA Drug Approval If the FDA approves a drug, that means the medication has been proven to the FDA’s satisfaction to be safe and effective...

Conditional Approval for Important New Drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conditionally approved Varenzin-CA1 (molidustat oral suspension) for the control of nonregenerative anemia associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD)...