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Articles by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline)

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.

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.

Focus on feline dental care and its effect on overall health: A roundtable discussion (Sponsored by Greenies)

Oct 1, 2010

Why feline dental care is important to a pet's overall health, how to effectively encourage cat owners to seek regular veterinary care, and what to focus on to provide the best services possible for your clients and patients.

From problem to success: A feline weight loss program that works, growing relationships, not girth in cats (Sponsored by Nestle Purina)

Part of the 2010 Nestlé Purina Veterinary Symposium publication
Jun 4, 2010

Obesity is the number one nutritional disorder in pets in the western world.

Practice tips: Caring for cats (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

What is a cat? What characteristics are different for this species than we are or dogs are?

Therapeutic implications of recent findings in feline renal insufficiency (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

The term chronic renal insufficiency (CRI) is preferable to chronic renal failure (CRF), permitting us to view the condition as a progressive one, rather than imminently terminal and encourage our clients to treat their companions.

Hepatic lipidosis: Winning strategies (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Obese female cats are at greatest risk of developing hepatic lipidosis.

Analgesia for feline arthritis (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Awareness of the possibility of pain is the first step to its alleviation and prevention.

That skinny older cat: An overview of healthcare management in the aging cat (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Life expectancy for cats has risen, on average, to 14-16 years of age.

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