Medical Handouts

Feline Diabetes Mellitus – drinking, weight loss, lethargic

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

Feline First Aid – wounds, bleeding, fight

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

Feline Hypertension – meowing, dilated pupils, restlessness

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

Feline Hyperthyroidism – weight loss, hungry, diarrhea

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

Feline Nutrition – obesity, kidney disease, diet

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