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Vaping and Cat Health

My housemate has been smoking the vaping devices the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently raised concerns about. Recently, my 8-year-old...

Runny Eyes Are Not Normal

Cats can get runny eyes for a variety of reasons—and the cause may not necessarily be in the eye itself. Your cat may just have...
Cats and COVID-19

Cats and COVID-19

As we are all aware, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, making it difficult to present the most recent information in a printed monthly newsletter....
Obese Cat

Not Eating Means Big Problems

Hepatic lipidosis, or fatty liver disease, is a potentially fatal illness that must be caught early and treated aggressively. The most common liver disease...

Preanesthetic Testing

While anesthetic protocols are much safer now than even just 20 years ago, it makes sense to do some preanesthetic testing if your cat...

Streptococcus Infection

A May article in The Washington Post recounted the story of a Wisconsin family with recurrent Streptococcus A throat infections. Antibiotics would restore everyone...
Cat Epilepsy

Epilepsy: The Road to a Diagnosis

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes recurring seizures in cats. The Feline Health Center sees an average of four to five cats each...
Ascites

Ascites Is a Serious Symptom

At first glance, your cat may appear to be getting fat, but then you realize her belly looks bloated and feels squishy. She has...
Kitten

Living Life on a Tilt-a-Whirl

You took in a pregnant stray cat and have been fostering her and her kittens. The kittens are a few weeks old now and...

Understanding Antibiotics

An antimicrobial is an agent that kills microorganisms. Within the category of antimicrobials are antibiotics, antibacterials, and antifungals. All three medications can be life...
Cat cancer

Tackling Mast Cell Cancer

Mast cell tumors are the most common feline cancer of the spleen, the second most common skin tumor (accounting for 8 to 21% of...

Epidurals for Urethral Obstruction Pain

A study published in the February 2020 Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (San Antonio) evaluated the use of a caudal epidural to...