Chronic Kidney Disease Screening and Confirmation Testing in Cats
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is one of the most commonly diagnosed conditions in older cats. A 1992 study of 2228 cats found 31% of cats older than 10 years to be affected1; a smaller and more recent study of a random cohort of cats found incidence to be 50%.2 New testing options may help you …
Sedation for Cats with Cardiovascular Disease
There are no safe sedative or anesthetic drugs, just safe delivery practices.
Cats represent a large part of the US pet population; as of 2012, the approximately 74.1 million cats outnumbered the approximately 69.9 million dogs in this country. Although these numbers represent an overall decline in dog and cat populations, the proportion of cats that are mature (>7 years old) or geriatric (>11 years old) has …
Pandora Syndrome in Cats: Diagnosis and Treatment
Providing an environment that is compatible with cats’ behavioral needs often seems to mitigate the effects of at least some manifestations of Pandora syndrome in addition to promoting their general health and welfare.
Understanding the Cat and Creating a Cat-Friendly Practice
A bad veterinary experience can negatively impact a cat’s welfare both short-term and long-term. Reducing your practice's feline stressors can lead to more relaxed cats, happier clients, and increased job satisfaction and safety.
Want to be a cat-friendly practice? Measures can be taken to prevent environmental and handling stressors, resulting in improved patient experiences, client acceptance of veterinary services and reduced injury rates to veterinary professionals.
Feline Medicine Among The Remaining Open Courses At NAVC Institute 2018
If feline veterinary care is a point of emphasis for you and your practice, be sure to sign up for the Feline Medicine course at NAVC Institute 2018! There’s still time to register for this and the following courses during this immersive learning experience from May 20 – 25 in Orlando, FL: Feline Medicine ABVP …
Asthma in Cats: Acute and Long-Term Management Guidelines
Allergic asthma in cats is an inflammatory airway condition that often requires multimodal therapy.
Management of the acute and the chronic asthmatic feline patient must be addressed using a multi-modal, anti-inflammatory approach. In acute exacerbations, feline asthma can be life-threatening and require emergent management.
2018 Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET)® Report: A Feline Focus on Antimicrobial Usage
Molly McAllister, DVM, MPH, VP Veterinary Science Banfield Pet Hospital From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics …
Advances in Feline Cardiac Diagnostics
The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be challenging and may require a combination of history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electrocardiography, diagnostic imaging, and systemic workup.
The diagnosis of cardiac disease in cats can be challenging and may require a combination of history, physical examination, laboratory evaluation, electrocardiography, diagnostic imaging, and systemic workup. This article presents 2 clinical cases, 1 with and 1 without clinical signs of heart disease, to highlight the use of tailored diagnostics to diagnose cardiac disease in cats.
Chronic Vomiting in Cats: When to Recommend Endoscopy
Endoscopy can help determine the cause of the cat’s clinical signs of vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, or loss of appetite
Chronic vomiting is a common presenting sign for cats, and evaluation can be frustrating for both owners and veterinarians because of the long differential list. Endoscopy is warranted after systemic diseases have been ruled out, particularly in cases without solitary jejunal disease.