Poll: Are Cat Owners Less Conscientious About Bringing Their Cats In for Preventive Care?
We created a Facebook poll on National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day. Eighty-three percent of responding veterinarians said cat owners were less likely to bring their cats into the vet for preventive care.
Study: Sterilization Is Best for Controlling Feral Cats
“Sadly, many communities still opt to do nothing to control populations of community cats or use outdated, ineffective methods — such as sporadic trapping and removal,” says one of the study’s coauthors. “This research confirms high-intensity TNR is the most effective, humane way to stabilize a population of community cats and, over time, reduce them.”
New York Is First State To Ban Cat Declawing
“Declawing is a cruel and painful procedure that can create physical and behavioral problems for helpless animals, and today it stops,” said New York Governor Cuomo. “By banning this archaic practice, we will ensure that animals are no longer subjected to these inhumane and unnecessary procedures.” Proponents of the law disagree.
Managing Feline Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a common endocrinopathy in cats, with reported prevalence rates ranging from 0.4% to 1.2%. Factors related to the patient’s diet and adiposity and the presence of comorbid conditions (e.g., acromegaly, pancreatitis) likely contribute to the pathogenesis of feline DM as well as influence response to therapy and chances for achieving remission.
Feline Heartworm Disease: Separating Fact from Fiction
Although most veterinarians recognize that feline heartworm disease can be serious and even life-threatening, far too few clients invest in heartworm prevention for their cats.
Mirtazapine in Cats: Dosage, Side Effects, and Efficacy
A closer look at the use of mirtazapine as an appetite stimulant in cats, including geriatric patients and those with kidney or liver disease.
A closer look at the use of mirtazapine as an appetite stimulant in cats, including dosage, side effects, and more.
Nearly Frozen, Unresponsive Cat Revived by Veterinarians in Montana
A team of veterinarians revived a three-year-old cat named Fluffy who was found nearly frozen to death in a snowbank in Kalispell, Montana. Read the amazing story of her recovery.
Veterinarians Use 3D Printing to Replace Cat’s Skull
Veterinarians at Washington State University successfully treated a cat with three brain tumors with an intense, innovative surgery. Doctors at WSU created a model of the cat’s skull and then 3D printed a new skull for him.
Feeding Cats With Chronic Kidney Disease: Customizing the Nutritional Management Plan
Nutritional intervention is the cornerstone for maintaining health and quality of life for cats with chronic kidney disease. Rather than resorting to the one-size-fits-all dietary approaches of the past, veterinarians today can manage patients as the unique individuals they are.