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Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Sensitive cat syndrome (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Keeping cats indoors has become common veterinary advice to reduce the risk of exposure to infectious diseases and injury from vehicles or other animals. This advice may not be completely beneficial for cats, however. As early as 1925, Kirk suggested that "too close confinement to the house" increased the risk of lower urinary tract signs (LUTS). Results of subsequent epidemiological studies have confirmed his observations.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Feline diabetes: yes, he can be regulated (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the two most common endocrine disorders in cats. While we tend to think of diabetes as a disease entity, we should remember that it really is a heterogeneous group of disorders in which insulin production is reduced or in which tissue cells are resistant to the effects of insulin, resulting in impaired glucose homeostasis.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Megacolon: the hard facts (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Constipation is defined as the infrequent or difficult evacuation of stool. It is a common problem in cats that may be acute or chronic and does not inherently imply a loss of colonic function. Often the underlying cause is dehydration and is readily managed by supportive hydration, by oral, nutritional or parenteral means.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Feeding cats with different nutritional needs–a dilemma in multicat households (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

What/who is a cat? What characteristics make this species different from us or from dogs? By understanding our feline patients better, we can provide a better experience and environment for them. The basis of working cooperatively with cats is empathy based on an understanding of their nature and behaviours and trying to imagine what their experience is like.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Management and prevention of feline infectious gastrointestinal diseases (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Vomiting is the forceful ejection of stomach and proximal duodenal contents through the mouth. Vomiting can be induced by vestibular, vagal, chemoreceptor trigger zone, or direct input to the emetic center. Diarrhea is a characterized by increased frequency of defecation, increased fluid content of the stool, or increased volume of stool.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Eliminating inappropriate elimination (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Tragically, in North America, tens of thousands of cats are euthanized or surrendered to shelters each year for behavior problems. Of these cats, between 40% and 75% of all cats presented for behavior problems have an elimination disorder involving urination or defecation.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Management of cats with urethral obstruction (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

It is helpful to divide cats with FLUTD into obstructive and non-obstructive uropathy for treatment purposes. Obstructive uropathy is most commonly seen in male cats due to the small diameter of the male urethra. Typical clinical signs include dysuria, hematuria, frequent attempts to urinate, and licking at the penis or prepuce.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

How to make your practice feline friendly (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

There is no question that feline medicine has grown steadily in popularity since the 1970s when the first feline-only practices were established.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Home care and end of life issues (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

It is the rare adult who does not have an emotional response to thoughts of dying. We are all inherently aware of our mortality and to that of those around us. No different from our clients, we fear the pain and suffering of friends and companions, human or non-human.

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