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Kidney Disease – Glomerulonephritis in Cats

What is glomerulonephritis? Glomerulonephritis, also known as glomerular nephritis (GN), is a specific type of renal (kidney) disease characterized by inflammation of the glomeruli, which are the tiny structures in the kidneys that act as filters for the blood. Glomerulonephritis … Continue reading

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Cystitis and Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats

What is cystitis? Cystitis is a general term referring to inflammation in the urinary bladder. The term cystitis does not imply a specific underlying cause. In cats, diseases of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) are often grouped under … Continue reading

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Top 10 Obesity-Related Cat Conditions

Obesity seems to continue to grow in veterinary practices (no pun intended). Nationwide pet insurance reported an uptick in claims for obesity-related conditions in 2016. More than 1.3 million claims for more than $60 million amounted to a 23 percent … Continue reading

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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure in Cats

What is hypertension? Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A cat is generally thought to be hypertensive when its systolic blood pressure is above 175 mm Hg. Are certain cats more likely to get high blood pressure? … Continue reading

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Debunking the myths about spaying and neutering

There are many reasons why it is important to spay or neuter your pet – including the over-population of domesticated cats and dogs. Last year, over 13,000 animals were euthanized in Hillsborough County alone (that’s over 250 pets per week!). … Continue reading

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Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

Why Dental Care? Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care … Continue reading

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Therapeutic nutrition can help break the cycle between lower urinary tract signs and stress in cats

Lower urinary tract signs (LUTS) are frequently encountered. Fifty-seven percent of cats with LUTS have feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC),1 and although the precise cause is unknown, studies show stress plays a significant role.2-3 “Over the past 20 years, a growing … Continue reading

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5 Cat Items to Toss Right Now

We all want to do the best we can for our kitties. But did you know some of the cat accessories you currently own might be better off in the trash? 1. Scratched-up litter boxes Most litter boxes are made … Continue reading

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Microchipping of Animals FAQ

Q:  What is a microchip? A:  A microchip is a small, electronic chip enclosed in a glass cylinder that is about the same size as a grain of rice. The microchip itself does not have a battery—it is activated by … Continue reading

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Nutrition – Feeding Guidelines for Cats

Feeding your cat the appropriate amount of a well balanced diet is vital to the maintenance of overall health and well-being, just as eating a well balanced diet is for us. In order to understand how and what to feed … Continue reading

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