Category Archives: Medical Handouts

There and Back Again

Oct 2
2013
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Vaccinations – What are they? – rabies, leukemia, distemper

Jul 30
2012

Vaccinations are a necessary part of the health of your cat.  Below you will find a list of the most commonly recommended vaccinations and the suggested time table. Vaccine (Click on name for more info) Kittens Start Age # of … Continue reading

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Feline First Aid – wounds, bleeding, fight

Jul 30
2012

Poison Control for Animals – 1-800-548-2423 Taking Vital Signs – Know What is Normal Whenever a cat is sick or injured, owners tend to panic because they do not know what to do.  The first rule is to STAY CALM!  … Continue reading

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Feline Nutrition – obesity, kidney disease, diet

Jul 30
2012

As veterinary medicine continues to progress, we learn more every day about how integral nutrition is to our cats health. Most cat owners leave down a bowl of dry food to feed on free choice. Veterinarians have long recommended dry … Continue reading

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Feline Hyperthyroidism – weight loss, hungry, diarrhea

Jul 30
2012

The thyroid glands are located in the neck and play a vital role in regulating the body’s metabolic rate. Hyperthyroidism is a disorder characterized by the overproduction of thyroid hormone and a subsequent increase in the metabolic rate. This is … Continue reading

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Feline Hypertension – meowing, dilated pupils, restlessness

Jul 30
2012

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Hypertension in the cat is either primary or secondary. Hypertension is commonly secondary to kidney disease and to hyperthyroidism. A complete blood and urine sample should accompany the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism. … Continue reading

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Golden Years

Jul 30
2012
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Feline Diabetes Mellitus – drinking, weight loss, lethargic

Jul 30
2012

What is diabetes mellitus? The problem that cats experience with Diabetes is analogous to how an individual could die from dehydration in a row boat on top of the ocean, surround by water. Diabetes mellitus is a relative condition resulting … Continue reading

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Feline Cardiomyopathy

Jul 30
2012

What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is a term used to describe diseases of the heart muscle. In cats, three classes of cardiomyopathy have been described: hypertrophic, dilated and intermediate (restrictive). In all classes, the heart disease usually results in clinical signs … Continue reading

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Feline Arthritis

Jul 30
2012

What is Arthritis? Osteoarthritis is the inflammation of the joint lining and the deterioration of cartilage.  Cartilage is eroded from the ends of the bones making up the joint, and bony spurs and thickening occur in bones adjacent to the joint. … Continue reading

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