Cat Diseases

Cats and Arthritis

Some of the following are highlights from Dr. Phil Zeltzman’s newsletter. Dr. Zeltzman is a highly respected, board-certified veterinary surgeon practicing in Pennsylvania. We urge you to join in subscribing to his free newsletter, where you will find invaluable information about pets. Dr. Zeltzman calls athritis in cats “the Silent Epidemic.” This is due to […]

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Cherry Eye in Dogs and Cats

Dogs and cats are among the mammals that have a third eyelid which gives the eyes extra protection. Cherry Eye is the name given to the tear gland wrapped around the cartilage of the third eyelid that prolapses (bulges or pops out from beneath the eyelid). It looks like a small cherry in the inside […]

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Inflammation of the Pancreas

The pancreas is described as a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system. As an endocrine gland it produces hormones such as insulin. The pancreas also secretes pancreatic juice which contains digestive enzymes that in the small intestine, help break down carbohydrates, protein and fat. Pancreatitis is a result of inflammation of the pancreas. […]

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Plasma Cell Stomatitis

Plasma Cell Stomatitus is a very painful, chronic condition in which the gums of cats are an angry red and bleed at the lightest touch. Breath is foul and the cat drools. Cats can become inappetant, only licking their food. A blood test and biopsy are necessary to diagnose Plasma Cell Stomatitus. It may be […]

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What illnesses are preventable in cats?

The following is a list of some illnesses that are preventable in cats. If you begin vaccinations at an early age you are giving your cat every opportunity to live a healthy, happy, long life. There is controversy over yearly boosters, whether to give or not to give them. Personally I think it’s advisable at […]

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FIP – Feline Infectious Peritonitis

FIP, Feline Infectious Peritonitis, is a viral disease that attacks the body’s systems. It affects wild cats as well as domestic ones and is found throughout the world. It is thought that FIP is a mutation of another virus. If a cat’s immune system is strong, the cat can fight off the virus. However if […]