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Feline/Feline Medicine

Aelurostrongylosis in Cats

Keeping cats from hunting and ingesting paratenic hosts such as lizards and frogs can limit the transmission of Aelurostrongylus abstrusus.

Prevention is all about limiting contact with the intermediate or paratenic hosts. You may want to consider annual screenings specifically for A abstrusus for cats with a history of feline lungworm infection, or in areas where these infections are more commonly seen. 

Feline Leukemia Virus Vaccination

FeLV vaccines prevent viral shedding and progressive infection and decrease the opportunity for at-risk cats to become infected or seriously ill.

FeLV remains a serious disease, and veterinarians should continue to follow existing guidelines for vaccination and prevention to lower its prevalence.

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. 

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.

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