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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...

Bone Cancer Metastases

Cats with bone cancers tend to be lame and usually have swelling at the cancer site. The area is often painful and feels warm...

Feline Arthritis Pain Control

A new hope for pain control in cats became available when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Solensia (frunevetmab) as an injection for...

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)...

The Role of Anti-Anxiety Meds

Everybody knows that stress and cats is not a good mix. Stressed, anxious cats are no fun. They often urinate and defecate around the...

Transdermal Opioid Pain Reliever Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the medication Zorbium (buprenorphine transdermal solution), the first transdermal buprenorphine animal drug intended to control...

Battling Kidney Disease

If your cat has been diagnosed with kidney disease, your veterinarian probably recommended a prescription diet. These foods can be expensive, and you need...

Don’t Touch Me!

Imagine not being comfortable in your own skin. Literally. Your skin itches, burns, tingles. You have intermittent stabbing pains. Nothing seems to relieve it....

FPV Has a Guarded Prognosis

I lost a 6.5-month-old, fully vaccinated kitten to panleukopenia. Everything I have read about panleukopenia says that fully vaccinated kittens should be protected, but...

Extra-Label Law

In 1994, Congress passed a law making it legal for veterinarians to prescribe extra-label medications. As such, many of the extra-label medications commonly used...

Dental Disease in Senior Cats

Between 50% and 90% of cats over 4 years of age have dental disease. And, just like you, bad teeth make it difficult for...