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  • All Ears - Questions About Common Ear Problems April 18, 2014
    Itchy ears, scratching, shaking, and swollen ears are a common problem for dogs. Cats too, suffer from various ear problems. Some ear conditions are primary (mites), and some problems are secondary -- hematomas, bacterial infections from scratching, etc....Read Full Post
  • Lily Toxicity in Cats April 16, 2014
    At this time of year, Easter Lilies are everywhere. These lilies, and their botanical relatives, including Stargazer lily, Day lily, Asian lily and Tiger lily, are popular choices for holiday bouquets and are the favorites of many gardeners....Read Full Post
  • Why (and what) is my senior dog "leaking"? April 14, 2014
    Many dog owners have been startled to find a wet spot on the floor or bed after a pet gets up after a nap. The dog is usually feeling fine otherwise and may not seem to notice the leakage....Read Full Post
  • Cat Fights Part 3 - Help at Home and Beyond April 11, 2014
    Veterinary behaviorist Theresa DePorter, BS, DVM, DECAWBM, DACVB continues the discussion on reducing feline aggression in the household with more tips to make cats feel comfortable and secure, hopefully reducing inter-cat stress and aggression. Also in this interview, learn about the clinical trial that Dr. DePorter is working on to assess management and re
  • Cat Fights Part 2 - Reducing Cat Housemate Aggression April 9, 2014
    If your cats are just not getting along - due to age, gender, or personality differences - or worse, if your cat has been injured by a new cat housemate, is there any hope? What can be done to help smooth things out?...Read Full Post
  • Cat Fights: Understanding Feline Aggression April 7, 2014
    Cats are tricky. Solitary in nature, some cats do enjoy feline companionship. It is hard to predict just how a new feline addition will be accepted into an established household. In some circumstances, a stressful event may alienate previously friendly cats....Read Full Post
  • Feline Herpesvirus 1 - A Cause of Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats April 4, 2014
    The "FVR" in "FVRCP" combination (three-in-one) vaccines stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, which is caused by feline herpesvirus 1. Herpesvirus 1 is a very common cause of upper respiratory infections in cats, either alone or in combination with other viruses or bacteria....Read Full Post
  • Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats April 2, 2014
    Upper respiratory infections are very common in cats, especially kittens. The term upper respiratory infection actually describes a complex variety of diseases that can occur alone or in combination. While common and usually mild, some cases may develop into more serious cases of pneumonia....Read Full Post
  • Learn About: FIV in Cats March 31, 2014
    Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a virus that can cause a multitude of health problems in cats due to reduced immune system function. It can stay "dormant" or cause an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome sometimes called feline AIDS....Read Full Post
  • Medications to Control Seizures March 28, 2014
    Phenobarbital is the medication that is most commonly used to treat seizures and epilepsy in dogs and cats. It may be used alone or with other therapies, such as Potassium Bromide (KBr)....Read Full Post