Our articles discuss common health concerns and unusual medical problems
unique to the breeding cat, written in a way that is easy to understand
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- Baytril Warning
High dosages of Baytril can cause eyesight problems in your cat.
- * Cat Bite
A cat bite should never be taken lightly.
- * Deafness In Cats
Just like with people, there are different types of deafness from which a cat may suffer. This article discusses both temporary and permanent hearing loss in cats . . .
- * Diaphragmatic Hernia
A diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal contents to move into the chest cavity. It is the second most common type of hernia in cats....
- Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia?
This article takes a statistical look at why a controversial article published in National Geographic suggesting a link between cats and schizophrenia may just be mass of misinformation .
A breeder and a kitten buyer wait for the diagnosis on a Bengal cat with wheezing problems
- * Ear Polyps
Feline inflammatory polyps can be a serious problem. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
- * Early Neuter Spay
Neutering or Spaying Kittens before the age of 4 months is safe and comes with great advantages for the responsible cat breeder.
- * Elizabethan Collar
An Elizabethan collar is a simple, but often essential addition to every cat breeder's medical kit. Learn about its uses, proper fit and different styles...
- * How To Quarantine A Cat
Do you know the best way to quarantine a new addition to your cattery? How do you isolate a kitten that breaks with ringworm? Is home quarantine an effective way to prevent spread of disease?
- * Hyperthyroidism
Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common complaints of cats over 8 years of age.
- * Liver Disease In Cats
The liver performs vital functions in the body, and if diseased, can prove fatal
- * Medical Abbreviations
Reading a veterinarian report on your cat can sometimes be like reading hieroglyphics... Here is a handy dictionary of medical terms just for the cat breeder.
- Medical Information Via Microchips
A new microchip implanted into your cat can actually tell you its temperature!
- * Pancreatitis
The cause of pancreatitis is not known. However, recognizing the clinical signs is important as early detection is essential.
- Sound of Healing
A cat's purr may be able to heal bone fractures, increase bone density and control pain
- Stress & Your Cat`s Health
Like with people, stress can adversely affect your cat`s health
- * Toxoplasmosis
While few cats ever develop the disease, Toxoplasmosis, being infected with the paratic Toxoplasma gondii is more common
- * Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats
80% of upper respiratory infections in cats are the result of either feline rhino virus or calici virus. This article is an overview of URIs and discusses the best approach for cattery owners to treat and reduce this common cattery problem.
- Warning: Viral Swab Testing
If your cat needs to have a culture done of its throat, some precautions are necessary.