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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
When addressing arthritis in cats, we presume similarities to arthritis in dogs, interpreting radiographs and clinical signs with canine differential diagnoses in mind. And we develop therapies based on how dogs are managed. But these presumptions have little scientific basis. In fact, we know little about how many cats have arthritis, what effect their arthritis has on their lifestyles, or to what degree therapy improves their comfort level.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
Cats are living longer because of a greater focus on routine healthcare for pets. As their veterinarians, we are challenged with the task of helping these cats live long, high-quality lives. The American Association of Feline Practitioners and the Academy of Feline Medicine (AAFP/AFM) Panel Report on Feline Senior Care1 provides a consensus on important goals and recommendations to help you care for senior cats. This article highlights many of the principal points in that report in conjunction with my clinical experience.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Many conditions can cause pruritus in dogs and cats, the most common being allergies (atopy, food, flea) and external parasites (e.g. Sarcoptes scabiei, Cheyletiella species).
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Cat owners can have a lot of questions: "Should I get a second cat as a playmate?" "How can I stop my cat from scratching the furniture?" "Why doesn't he use the litter box?" So in the spirit of David Letterman, I compiled this top 10 list of cat behavior tips.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Common infectious causes of diarrhea in kittens include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, and fungi.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
When giving fractious or nervous cats subcutaneous fluids, my colleagues and I cover them with heavy towels to calm them down.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
From 1998 to 2003, we evaluated several chemical restraint protocols for blood donor cats to improve the quality and efficiency of the blood bank, as well as the donors' quality of life.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2005
Bartonella henselae is a gram-negative bacterium that is most commonly associated with a self-limiting febrile condition in the cat lasting for two to three days. It has been suggested that bartonellosis is an arthropod transmitted disease, and there is an increased prevalence of the disease among flea-infested feral cats, especially kittens. Bartonellosis is a zoonotic disease and immunosuppressed humans such as people with HIV, those undergoing chemotherapy, or children, are particularly at risk. The route of transmission is mainly cat scratch or bite (SJ. Ettinger, EC. Feldman: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 6th ed. Vol. 1, Pg 702).
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this retrospective study from the Animal Medical Center in New York City, the medical records of 18 cats with feline cutaneous hemangiosarcoma were reviewed, and the cats' clinical features and responses to surgery were described.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
Wild and domesticated Allium species have been used for culinary and ethnomedicinal purposes since the beginning of recorded history.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
Because cats are relatively quiet creatures, that is, they don't bark, whine, and announce themselves, their analgesic needs are often ignored or forgotten. Evaluating pain in cats is challenging and requires intense and prolonged observation, intuition, interaction with the animal, and knowledge of the various feline behaviors that may signal pain.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
St. Joseph, Mo. — Nestle introduces Friskies Feline Favorites, a dry cat food that contains Carnation milk.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 07, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. - 6/7/05 - The Hartz Mountain Corp. says removing the company's topical flea and tick medication for cats is necessary due to owner reports of adverse reactions to the products.
Jun 01, 2005
It should be straightforward: You tell your clients what to do, and they do it. Aren't client relations supposed to work this way? After all, you're a doctor, you have command of the English language, and your clients love their cats and want to care for them. Unfortunately, compliance doesn't happen as frequently as we'd like, even with intelligent, committed clients. Reversing this trend means understanding—and eliminating—the reasons for client noncompliance.
Jun 01, 2005
The pet cat population in the United States exceeds the pet dog population, yet the average cat visits the veterinarian only half as often as the average dog.1 Conversely, advancements in feline health care offer us more opportunities to maximize cats's long lives. It's our job to make sure cats receive routine care.