Articles by
Leah Montgomery, DVM

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  • *Anaphylaxis In Cats
    Epinephrine can save your cats life in the case of an allergic reaction.
    October 2005

  • *Anesthetic Myths
    Every breeder should know the truth and myths concerning which anesthesia option to choose should their cat require surgery.
    December 2016

  • *Before Surgery
    A pre-anesthetic physical exam is the first step before any surgical procedure should be performed.
    September 2022

  • Cat Toy Warning
    Your cat may love his favorite mouse toy... but his favorite toy can also be lethal.
    June 2002

  • *Chlamydia
    Chlamydia is a common cause of conjunctivitis in cats. Learn how to recognize and treat this bacterial infection.
    April 2002

  • *D Basic Shampoo
    D Basic is a `pre-shampoo` that gives stunning results, producing lustrous, sparkling show coats on a variety of breeds and coat types.
    November 2004

  • *Feline Calici Virus - FCV
    Calici is also called the `Limping Kitten` virus since this is the most dramatic symptom of this common upper respiratory virus. Our article discusses the disease, its symptoms, prevention, treatment and choice of vaccines against it.
    September 2017

  • *Feline Cardiomyopathy
    When diagnosed and treated early, there are many successful options for cats with heart disease. Learn the symptoms and treatments available.
    July 2019

  • *Feline Herpesvirus In Cats
    Feline Herpesvirus is the most severe of the common upper respiratory viruses. Understanding how to combat this virus is an essential tool in every cattery`s management practices.
    January 2021

  • *FIP: Fact and Fiction
    If there is a single health issue that most frightens the cat breeder, it is a diagnosis of FIP, Feline Infectious Peritonitis. While we don`t know as much about this fatal disease as we would like to know, there are also several myths about the disease t
    December 2001

  • *Hemobartonella, or Feline Infectious Anemia
    Hemobartonella is an infectious cat disease which attacks the red blood cells causing your cat to become anemic, hence its other name, Feline Infectious Anemia.
    May 2002

  • *How to Calculate the Correct Amount of a Medication to Give Your Cat
    Are you sometimes confused about the proper dosages to give to your cats? Learn the correct way to determine the proper dosage of medicine for your feline `patient`.
    September 2016

  • *More about Program
    In the battle against ringworm in cats, the flea medication Program has proven to be a new weapon. Learn more about the latest tool to combat fungus.
    February 2001

  • *Necropsy
    A necropsy, also called a post mortem, is an essential tool in determining the cause of death of an animal.
    August 2004

  • *Prolapsed Rectum in a Cat
    Dr. Leah Montgomery explains her treatment of a 3 month old female Persian kitten who developed a prolapsed rectum, complete with photos.
    October 2016

  • *Two Way Street
    Learn tips for forging a great relationship with your veterinarian.
    March 2018

  • *Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats
    80% of upper respiratory infections (URIs) in cats are the result of either Feline Herpes 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 problem in multi-cat households.
    September, 2017

  • *Vaccination Protocols
    The guidelines for vaccination of cats are currently in a state of flux due to several issues. Learn what you need to consider in order to choose the best vaccinations for your situation.
    March 2019


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