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Help For Horrible Halitosis

Most cat lovers don’t mind that cat breath isn’t always minty-fresh. When your cat’s breath gets so bad that it makes you want to...

Technique for Differentiating Samples

Chronic intestinal problems are common in older cats and generally result from one of two causes: lymphocytic‐plasmacytic enteropathy (a form of inflammatory bowel disease)...

Effective Pain Control Option for Spays

A 2019 study evaluated the efficacy of a bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension (BLIS) for controlling pain in cats after undergoing an ovariohysterectomy. Forty-seven cats...
Hyperthyroid Cats

Feeding Hyperthyroid Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a common condition in older cats. Symptoms include weight loss, muscle wasting, increased appetite, increased thirst and urination, vomiting, unkempt appearance, and...

Watch for Early Constipation Signs

Constipation is a relatively common problem in middle-aged to older cats. Male cats tend to be at a slightly higher risk. Causes can be...
Feline Panleukopenia

Feline Panleukopenia

Feline panleukopenia, sometimes referred to as feline distemper or FPV, is a feline parvovirus. Like other parvoviruses, this virus attacks rapidly dividing cells, such...
Cachexia

Cachexia Worsens the Prognosis

Dramatic muscle loss, called “cachexia,” is a syndrome observed in patients suffering from heart failure and other diseases, including kidney failure and cancer. A...

Phenobarbital Transdermal Application

Seizure medications tend to be lifelong treatments, but pilling most cats is not a pleasant experience for the cat or the owner. A study...
Puma

FFV in Pumas Rising

A study in the January 2020 Virus Evolution showed a remarkably high number of puma infected with feline foamy virus (FFV) in California, Colorado,...
Zoonotic Disease

Emerging Zoonotic Disease

Feline mycobacteriosis, specifically those infections involving Mycobacterium species belonging to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis-complex group, is an emerging zoonotic disease (one that can be spread...

Coronavirus and Cats

With the new coronavirus making news as it spreads to humans in China and beyond, there are concerns about infections of our pets. So...
cat with kidney disease

Sudden Loss of Vision

Q. I have a 16-year-old indoor-outdoor male cat who I had recently noticed was urinating a lot and drinking a lot of water.  I...