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Cats can benefit from specialized veterinary care with a feline veterinarian. We invite you to peruse the following pages, which detail conditions that often affect our feline friends, to learn more.

  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    3 Other Feline Infectious Diseases to Watch Out For  In addition to feline leukemia, several other types of serious feline infectious diseases are common in cats, including: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) also weakens your cat's immune system

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Prevention Recommendations to Keep Mom Safe Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by ingesting raw or undercooked meats, or direct contact with infected feline feces.  The risks to your baby increase as your pregnancy develops. Indoor cats

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  • Common Feline Skin Conditions: Protect Your Feline

    Protect Your Cat If you suspect that your cat is suffering from a skin problem, talk to your veterinarian. Describe the specific symptoms and provide relevant information: when did you first notice your cat’s condition? Is your cat itchy or grooming more than usual?

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Is Catnip Right for Your Cat? Catnip does not have the same effect on every feline. Some cats don't care about it at all. The love of this plant is inherited, so only 50 to 70 percent of cats respond to catnip. Kittens typically ignore it until they are three to six months old. Catnip

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    When It Isn't Stomatitis Other feline dental conditions can sometimes be confused with stomatitis. Gingivitis is perhaps the best example. Inflammation of the gingiva (the gum tissue that meets the teeth) produces many of the same issues, such as bleeding and pain. The most obvious difference

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Does My Cat Need Senior Care? Could your cat benefit from senior care? Like people, cats all age at different rates. Generally speaking, senior cats are between the ages of 11 to 14 years, which is the equivalent of 60 to 72 years for humans. Look out for the following

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    Indoor vs. Outdoor Like most cats, it can be instinctual to roam, climb, and hunt. But, what if you live in a highly urban area or your property is so large, your cat could be outside for days? Whether they are an indoor or outdoor cat, your feline's physical and mental health directly

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  • Vestibular Problems

    In order to understand how vestibular problems exist, one must first look at the vestibular system, which consists of the parts of the inner ear (vestibular apparatus) and brain (medulla) that help regulate balance and eye movements. The vestibular apparatus involves a number of fluid-filled chambers,

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  • Urinary Conditions

    A cat’s urinary system can be negatively affected due to a variety of reasons, including suffering from an endocrine disease, such as diabetes mellitus and hyperthyroidism. More often, however, the cause of a urinary problem is a feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). When problems with the urinary

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  • Toxoplasmosis

    Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a parasite named Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). This parasite is very common and shows up in pets, people and nearly all other warm-blooded mammals. In spite of this, the parasite does not usually cause any real problems in cats. Life Cycle of the Toxoplasmosis Parasite T.

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases

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  • Pneumonia in Cats

    Pneumonia is a condition in which the lungs and airways are inflamed, making it hard for your cat to breathe or get enough oxygen in his or her blood. A viral infection in your cat’s lower respiratory tract is the most common cause of pneumonia. However, a cat can catch pneumonia several different

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  • Skin Conditions in Cats

    A small number of cats develop various skin conditions, sometimes more than one condition at the same time. Skin conditions can affect a cat’s appearance, as well as increase its risk of more serious skin infections. Causes of Skin Conditions Several factors can affect a cat’s skin, along with

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  • Ringworm in Cats

    Ringworm is a common skin condition in cats. In spite of its name, this condition is actually caused by a fungus, not a worm. One of the symptoms, though, is a circular rash on the skin that resembles a ring. However, this ring does not always appear. Cause of Ringworm The fungi that cause ringworm

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  • Staph Infection in Cats

    Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that commonly live on the skin in both people and animals. Usually, this does not cause any problems. However, sometimes the bacteria can change so that the antibiotic methicillin no longer works on them—meaning, this drug cannot slow their growth or kill

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  • Orthopedic

    Cats are curious beings, and that curiosity can lead to injuries that affect their ability to move effortlessly through their environment. Of course, injuries are not the only source that can cause musculoskeletal limitations; sometimes, congenital defects may be the cause of a musculoskeletal problem. Orthopedists

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