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Articles by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline)

Endocrine update: There's more to cats than thyroids and diabetes (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Cushing's is a disease of middle-aged to older cats (7-12 years), and may be caused by a pituitary tumor (90% are adenomas), pituitary hyperplasia, adrenal tumors, adrenal hyperplasia, by non-endocrine tumors (usually lung) or it may be iatrogenic.

Blood pressure: A critical factor (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Let's look at the applicability of measuring blood pressure, methods of assessment and the interpretation of results in clinical practice.

Current vaccine controversies (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Vaccination is a key component of preventing infectious disease in individuals as well as reducing the risk of exposure to (and by) others.

Snots and snuffles: chronic feline upper respiratory syndromes (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

The chronic feline snuffler is a frustrating patient to treat.

Top practice tips for the feline patient (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

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

Feline infectious peritonitis: what's new? (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) represents the worst outcome of infection with a common group of viruses: the feline coronaviruses (FCoVs).

Is that cat too fat? Feline obesity and a program for weight loss (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Obesity is the number one nutritional disorder in pets in the western world. Twenty five percent of cats seen by veterinarians in the USA and Canada are overweight or obese.

Home care and end of life issues: gentle diligence, grace, and compassion (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

No different from our clients, we fear the pain and suffering of friends and companions, human or non-human.

Feline megacolon: The hard facts (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Constipation is defined as the infrequent or difficult evacuation of stool.

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