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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)...

Heads Up on Ringworm

The fungal infection called ringworm is spread via direct contact with fungal spores. Contact could be from an animal with an infection, combs or...

Yes, Anesthesia Involves Risk

Bringing your cat to the veterinary hospital for a procedure under general anesthesia is never fun. It’s scary, and you leave hoping all goes...

Your Cat’s Microbiome and Her Health

Your cat’s microbiome refers to the natural colony of microorganisms that live in and on her body. These microorganisms can include bacteria, fungi, and...

Suspected Poisoning

If you think your cat has gotten into something toxic, there are steps for you to take immediately, including calling your veterinarian or animal...

Med Choices Are Complicated

If your cat is sick, it is natural to want a medication that will help her feel better. But antibiotics are not a cure-all,...