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Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Inappropriate elimination in cats: doctor, staff, and patient survival (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The most common behavior problem of cats is inappropriate elimination (IE). It is the cause of owners taking drastic measures including banning the cat to the outdoors, abandonment, surrender to a shelter, and euthanasia. It is important that a simple cookbook answer not be used for these cats as is illustrated by the approach that I use.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

An update in feline endocrine diseases (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder in the cat. Since being first recognized in 1977, the incidence has increased steadily. This is, no doubt partly due to greater awareness and early screening, but certainly also due to a real increase in occurrence of this disease.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

What to do when urethral catheterization is not possible (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Urolith in the urethra, most commonly composed of calcium oxalate.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Managing fractious cats (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Fractious cats are an inevitable part of small animal practice. A client's decision to return to your hospital for future veterinary services may hinge on how the doctor and staff deal with these patients. In fact, your level of achievement in the "art of practice" is seen vividly in your ability to deal with these difficult patients.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Common inherited diseases of cats (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The human genome is composed of about 3 billion base pairs, of which only about 2% forms coding DNA (genes); the rest is non-coding and serves various functions, such as gene regulation. Humans have about 20-25,000 genes, although the function of 50% of them is unknown.

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Disk disease: It's not just for dogs

April 1, 2011

Follow Pollux's tale, and discover more about disk disease in cats.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Feline pancreatitis (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Cats have a different embryological development and anatomy of the pancreas from other species. In cats, unlike other species, the pancreatic duct is the main functional duct; the accessory pancreatic duct usually does not persist. In dogs the pancreatic duct is of minor importance and may be absent.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Feline inflammatory bowel disease (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Gastrointestinal disorders include some of the most common reasons why cats are presented for veterinary care. Diseases both within and outside of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) affect the function of the GIT and can result in similar clinical signs.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

What to do for cats who cannot breathe (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Cats who cannot breathe are the most fragile patients we treat each day. Cats tend to be more compromised on presentation as they hide their breathing issues better from their owners. It is important to balance diagnostic procedures with therapeutic intervention so that these cats can be quickly stabilized and effectively treated.

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