Our pet cats are ancestors of a small desert cat from northern Africa. Like many desert animals, their main hydration strategy is minimal loss of urine volume and “staying hydrated” instead of getting hydrated.
How many times have we heard about problems in a multiple cat home after a veterinary visit. We humans are often to blame! When we come home from a hard day of work, we walk in and announce our arrival.
Hello everyone! My name is The Sundance Kid and I am a 4 yo Red Tabby DSH. I used to be a stray or “ferel” but then I found this great house to hang at for most of my time.
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”.
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, “he/she just won’t take the medicine Doc”.
The most basic description of osteoarthritis is destruction of cartilage and a more abrasive articulation of the joints. This can ultimately result in complete loss of healthy cartilage and a “bone on bone” grinding that limits range of motion and creates pain.
Kittens are born with their eyes closed and just basically sleep and nurse, and sometimes meow loudly. The queen stimulates their elimination, and they are completely dependent upon her for their first few weeks.
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.
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! You cannot help your pet if you panic.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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. Bone on bone grinding worsens this cycle.
Approximately two-thirds (68%) of cats over three years of age have some degree of dental disease. The most common problems are due to periodontal disease, gingivitis and Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (FORLs.)
Constipation can be defined as an abnormal accumulation of feces resulting in difficult bowel movements. This may result in reduced frequency or absence of defecation
The kidneys have many functions. They principally act to remove protein waste products from the blood stream, retain essential nutrients such as potassium and protein at the correct levels, maintain hydration, and remove waste in urine.
The Facts of Life: Important Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Pet – spraying, heat, and aggression.
If there is a disaster to either you or your home, you should be prepared. Have accessible carriers for all of you cats for emergency evacuation or impending tornados. Have leashes for your dogs.
Moving is one of the most stressful events for people and their pets. There are certain precautions you can take to make everything go more smoothly.
We often get calls from frustrated owners whose cats are urinating or defecating outside the litterbox. This can be a very serious problem which should be addressed immediately, but there are many simple things that can be done to prevent litterbox problems before they start.
Cats are actually very social creatures and enjoy the company of other cats and even humans. Many times, behavior problems exhibited in a single-cat household can be resolved by bringing home a friend for the existing cat.
Entertain your Kitties’ Brains! Environmental Enrichment – Toys, Play & Behavior Here at The Cat Clinic of Roswell, we advocate indoor only cats. This lifestyle keeps them healthier, safer and
Declawing Fact Sheet – Scratching, Claws & Biting One of the most common subjects we get asked about is declawing. Despite the fact that it is illegal in most European
Becoming pregnant and bringing an infant into your home is a joyful, exciting, and often anxious, time of change in you and your cat’s lives. You do not have to find another home for your cat just because you become pregnant or have a baby!
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.
I was asked by a dear human friend of mine to address this topic from a cat’s point of view. He pointed out to me how many humans poorly understand the basic elimination needs of their pet cats.