Managing Compulsive Disorders in Cats
Sustained self-licking and overgrooming are common behaviors associated with compulsive disorders in felines.
Although compulsive disorder is a relatively rare diagnosis for cats, this behavior can lead to a significantly decreased quality of life for both cat and owner.
Proactive Nutrition for the Healthy Indoor Cat
Indoor felines require a multitude of approaches to ensure they're receiving adequate nutrition and wellbeing requirements.
Preventing cats from becoming overweight or obese can be more rewarding and successful than weight-loss programs.
Feline Injection Site Sarcomas: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment Algorithm
Guidelines for vaccine administration exist in order to better track association of sarcoma development with specific vaccines.
Aggressive surgery and other treatments, recommended to be done by a skilled veterinary surgeon and oncologist, is the best hope for prolonging the life of a cat diagnosed with FISS.
Feline Giardia: Transmission, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Feline Giardia duodenalis infection can be found in every region of the U.S.
This overview on feline Giardia covers transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and zoonotic implications.
A Clinical Approach to Alopecia in Cats
The workup of alopecia in cats involves a combination of thorough history, categorization, and use of targeted investigative techniques.
The workup of alopecia in cats involves a combination of thorough history, categorization, and use of targeted investigative techniques. Although there are a large number of differential diagnoses for feline alopecia, a very large proportion of these differentials can be identified or excluded by using a relatively small number of inexpensive, rapid, and easy diagnostic techniques.
Feline Arterial Thromboembolism
While the prognosis for cats with ATE is considered guarded to poor, among those that survive the first 48 to 72 hours, many will eventually regain some or even all motor function.
Arterial thromboembolism is an acute or peracute condition that results from embolization of a thrombus within a peripheral artery. Take a closer look at the signs, diagnosis, and management of this often fatal disease.
Managing Feline Urethral Obstruction
Diagnosis of feline urethral obstruction is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home, as cats are masters of hiding illness.
Feline UO is a common emergency. Diagnosis of UO in cats is straightforward, but the difficulty lies in recognition of the problem at home.
Update on Clinical Acute Pain Assessment in Cats
Effective pain assessment tools allow practitioners to identify the presence of pain in companion animals that may be disguising their discomfort.
Inadequately diagnosed and treated acute pain can result in serious, lifelong physiologic and psychologic consequences. Implementation of pain assessment tools can improve a veterinary hospital’s success in pain management.
The Diabetic Cat with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Managing IBD in diabetic cats can be challenging, but certain diets and therapy can improve patient wellbeing.
Comorbid conditions can complicate the management of cats with DM, and those with concurrent GI dysfunction such as IBD present some unique challenges.