The Cat Clinic of Roswell
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2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines
Dr. Ray, DVM, of The Cat Clinic of Roswell is the Co-Chair on the 2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines, which are authored by a Task Force of experts in feline clinical medicine and serve as an update and extension of those published in 2009.
They emphasize the individual patient evaluation and the process of aging, with references to other feline practice guidelines for a more complete discussion of specific diseases.
Common Human Mistakes with Cat Meds
I always get a kick out of the phone call that often happens 2-3 days after a cat owner is assigned medicine duties with a feline. They all say, “she just won’t take the medicine Doc”.
Understanding their frustration, I do not say what I am thinking which is, I didn’t picture the cat cooperating! I have to tell my clients that medicating cats tends to vary between difficult and impossible. We have all seen the cartoons of people attempting to give a cat a pill, and some of us have lived it!
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) - A Doctor's Point of View
Hypertension is very common in cats. It is a disease that is extremely detrimental to many organs, just like with people. In human medicine, it is sometimes called the silent killer. This is meant to describe how little to no obvious signs are associated with the onset of hypertension. Many times the disease is silent in cats as well. This fact does not belie the harm done to the affected body.
AAFA Feline Zoonoses
The Cat Clinic of Roswell’s Dr. Michael Ray contributed to the 2019 AAFP Feline Zoonoses Guidelines in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery.
Zoonotic diseases are defined as being common to, shared by, or naturally transmitted between humans and other vertebrate animals. There are multiple agents that can infect cats and their owners. Humans are infected with zoonotic agents from direct contact with infected cats, contact via contaminated food or water, from shared vectors and from the shared environment.
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