Bartonellosis is an important emerging disease in humans and has been recognized to cause clinical disease in several other species, including dogs and cats.
Over the last several years, there has been a shift in the mineral content of uroliths in cats from predominantly magnesium-ammonium phosphate to calcium oxalate.
Anemia is a common blood work abnormality in many species, including cats. Determining the regenerative nature of the anemia guides the workup of the case.
Cats are true carnivores and as such have a metabolism specifically adapted to high protein meals.
FLUTD refers to a spectrum of diseases that result in pollakiuria, hematuria, stranguria, dysuria and/or periuria in the cat.
When hyperthyroidism was first reported in cats as a disease entity approximately 25 years ago, the majority of cases were advanced.
Classic signs of anemia include lethargy, weakness, inappetence, pale mucous membranes or icteric membranes if hemolysis is occurring.