Medical Articles

Our articles discuss common health concerns and unusual medical problems
unique to the breeding cat, written in a way that is easy to understand

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for members only.

  • Baytril Warning
    High dosages of Baytril can cause eyesight problems in your cat.
    January 2003

  • * Cat Bite
    A cat bite should never be taken lightly.
    October 2003

  • * 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 . . .
    September 2013

  • * 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....
    March 2009

  • 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 .
    December 2005

  • Dragonfly
    A breeder and a kitten buyer wait for the diagnosis on a Bengal cat with wheezing problems
    December 2005

  • * Ear Polyps
    Feline inflammatory polyps can be a serious problem. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
    November 2005

  • * 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.
    July 2004

  • * 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...
    November 2008

  • * 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?
    November 2014

  • * Hyperthyroidism
    Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common complaints of cats over 8 years of age.
    July 2006

  • * Liver Disease In Cats
    The liver performs vital functions in the body, and if diseased, can prove fatal
    November 2006

  • * 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.
    September 2016

  • Medical Information Via Microchips
    A new microchip implanted into your cat can actually tell you its temperature!
    April 2006

  • * Pancreatitis
    The cause of pancreatitis is not known. However, recognizing the clinical signs is important as early detection is essential.
    October 2004

  • Sound of Healing
    A cat's purr may be able to heal bone fractures, increase bone density and control pain
    October 2005

  • Stress & Your Cat`s Health
    Like with people, stress can adversely affect your cat`s health
    February 2006

  • * Toxoplasmosis
    While few cats ever develop the disease, Toxoplasmosis, being infected with the paratic Toxoplasma gondii is more common
    June 2007

  • * 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.
    March 2002

  • Warning: Viral Swab Testing
    If your cat needs to have a culture done of its throat, some precautions are necessary.
    February 2002



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