Abscesses – The Unofficial Start of Spring

April 21st, 2017|

Now that spring is here, many cats will be spending more time outside. Thus, it is the unofficial start of abscess season. Cats most often develop an abscess due to fighting with (or running away from) another cat; although, any small puncture can potentially lead to an abscess. This means [...]

Springtime Plants – Beautiful and Sometimes Deadly

March 20th, 2017|

It has been a few years since I have done a newsletter on toxic plants. As the spring season approaches, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about the dangers of poisonous plants, both inside and outside the home. Below are a few of the more [...]

Resorptive Lesions: The Insidious Dental Disease

February 15th, 2017|

National Dental Month is here!  In honor of this month, we will discuss the most common dental lesion seen in cats: Resorptive lesions. The term "resorptive lesion" (RL) has gone through several name changes throughout the years and has also been called cervical line lesion, cervical neck lesion, and feline [...]

Those Amazing Organs, Part 4: The GI Tract

December 24th, 2016|

The last of the major abdominal organs we will discuss is the GI (gastrointestinal) tract. The GI tract includes the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine; however, we will be focusing on the stomach and small and large intestines.  The GI tract is responsible for processing nutrients [...]

Traveling (Happily) with a Cat – The Impossible Made Possible

July 8th, 2016|

The summer travel season is here! While we won't all be taking our favorite cat(s) with us on road trips, we should all be taking our feline friends at least once a year for a check-up. And, that does usually involve a car. For some, this is known as “the [...]

The “Unspeakable Topic” – How to Pay for Kitty Care

March 8th, 2016|

If you have taken on the rewarding responsibility of caring for a pet, there are going to be medical bills for that pet at some point in time. Even if they are fortunate enough to never have an emergency, a healthy pet will grow old, and as mentioned in previous [...]