Cats And Rabies
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Rabies is an inflammatory infection that specifically affects the gray matter of the cat’s brain and its central nervous system (CNS). The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to cats in the United States is through a bite from a disease carrier: foxes, raccoons, skunks, and bats. Infectious virus […]
Cats And Mouth Cancer
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Gingival Fibrosarcoma in Cats As cats age, they sometimes develop growths in their mouths. One type of growth is a fibrosarcoma, a cancerous growth derived from fibrous connective tissue. Fibrosarcomas are relatively low in malignancy, growing slowly and generally not spreading to other organs, though they do aggressively invade other […]
Cats And Skin Cancer
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Cats The epidermis, or skin, consists of several layers. The outer layer is made up of scale like cells called the squamous epithelium. This layer of tissue covers the surface of much of the body, and lines the cavities of the body. A squamous cell […]
How To Deal With A Food Obsessed Cat
Do you have a cat whose stomach seems to be bottomless? What have you done to keep your cat from driving you crazy while begging for food? Let us know in the comments.
Cats 101: Cats And Ringworm
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Dermatophytosis in Cats Dermatophytosis is the medical term for a parasitic fungal infection affecting the skin, hair, and/or nails (claws). The most commonly isolated fungal organisms are Microsporum canis (more commonly referred to as ringworm), Trichophyton mentagrophytes, and Microsporum gypseum. This disease occurs in dogs, cats, and other mammals. In […]
Keeping Your Cat Fit
Diabetes, Fatty liver syndrome, and arthritis are a few diseases that occur in overweight cats, but you can get a feline to lose weight through diet and exercise.
10 Natural Flea Treatments For Cats
There are many commercially available medications to treat and prevent fleas, but many cat owners rely on natural treatments to avoid side effects and over-medication.
5 Eating Disorders That Affect Cats
Most cats love food, but for some, eating disorders can cause health concerns. While human eating disorders are well known, feline eating disorders aren't commonly understood.
Alternative Medicine For Cats With Cancer?
Cats with cancer are often treated with both conventional therapies such as surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, plus many alternative therapies including dietary therapy, herbal therapy, acupuncture, homeopathy, and nutritional supplementation.
Cats And Hair Loss
Signs include partial or total hair loss. The skin surrounding the area of hair loss can appear normal or it can have redness, bumps, scabs, and skin loss. Alopecia may appear in a symmetrical form, or it can be random on the cat's skin.
Are Vaccines Necessary For Indoor Cats?
Question: My cat lives indoors. Are vaccines necessary? Answer: Like many veterinarians, I wish I had a quick and simple answer, but there is no “one size fits all” solution to the complex (and sometimes controversial) question of what vaccines should be given to cats. Some people hesitate to vaccinate their cats due to concerns […]