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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 . . .
- * Diabetes In The Cat
Feline diabetes is similar to human diabetes. It occurs when your cat either doesn't produce or is unable to process insulin, a hormone that helps regulate glucose or sugar in the blood.
- * 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...
- * Handy 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.
- * 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 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
- Warning: Viral Swab Testing
If your cat needs to have a culture done of its throat, some precautions are necessary.