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How To Tell When Difficulty Urinating Means Taking Your Cat to the Vet 
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Male cats tend to be the ones who develop obstructions that make it hard to urinate. That’s never a good thing — the cat...

Improving Emergency and Disaster Responses for Our Cats

In a time of sharp partisan divides, legislators have come together for our pets. The Senate (unanimously) and the House of Representatives have passed...

Keeping Your Cat Safe From Burns

Generally speaking, a cat who lives entirely indoors is much safer than one who spends time outside and can get hit by a car...

Where Will You Take Your Cat In an Off-Hours Emergency?

It’s 10 PM on a Sunday evening, and your cat starts having difficulty breathing. Or he begins having what seems like a series of...

Finding Oral Tumors Early

If a tumor is near the front of a cat’s mouth, you may see it even before your cat’s next scheduled wellness exam. But...
Sometimes a fractured rib results from disease rather than blunt force trauma.

Undetected Rib Fractures

About half of rib fractures suffered by cats result from the kinds of mishaps you would expect — getting hit by a car, falling...
These days, more veterinarians are asking people to wait in the car while they examine their pets.

Curbside Care on the Uptick

Curbside care for cats — taking your cat from the car and examining her in the office while you wait outside — became more...
A cat may be allowed to eat the evening of the surgery if she was operated on in the morning, but she’ll have to build back up gradually to her usual portion size.

How Long is the Recovery Time?

When I come out of the operating room to tell clients how an operation went, one of the most common questions I get is...

New Treatment for Deadly Cancer

Oral squamous cell carcinoma is the most common oral cancer affecting cats, hitting the gums, tongue, palate, and tonsils. It’s hard to remove all...
Still spry, still beautiful, even with three legs.

Limb Amputation in Cats

One of the last things you want to hear is that your cat needs a limb amputated, either because an accident left it damaged...
If a male cat is straining to urinate, get him to the veterinarian immediately.

No Time to Lose

You know that if your cat starts eating less or keeping to herself more, something might be amiss and you should schedule a doctor’s...
Even a mild heart murmur should be investigated.

How Serious is the Heart Murmur?

Your vet tells you on each wellness visit that he detects a slight heart murmur when he listens to your cat’s heart beat with...