Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Obesity is a growing problem in cats worldwide, but, in Western societies, the incidence of excess weight and obesity in cats is reaching truly worrisome numbers.
This paper reviews what is known about feline inflammatory bowel disease, with particular focus on the role of commensal and pathogenic intestinal bacteria as well as diet in the management of the disease.
Vomiting is a common and frequently complex problem in cats.
Lower urinary tract diseases of cats are a common, and sometimes frustrating, group of clinical problems that practitioners must deal with.
The gastrointestinal tract acquires and digests food, absorbs nutrients and water, and expels unabsorbed material in the form of feces.
Like the disease in humans, diabetes in cats is a multi-factorial process combining genetic factors with environmental ones.
Cats are obligate carnivores. This statement is news to no one, and yet we often don't recognize the importance of that statement or feed them accordingly.
Feline pancreatitis is a very difficult disease to definitively diagnose antemortem, and treatment remains symptomatic and supportive.
Diarrhea is one of the most common presenting complaints in feline medicine.