FELINE HEALTH EDUCATION
Stuff Cat Parents Want To Know
Feline Education is the Best Medicine
Check back regularly, we will be adding more to this section of our site. In Dr. Fern’s quest to “Save the World One Cat at a Time” her go to weapon is client education. Helping you and your feline companion to have the best relationship possible during your time together.
Your cat has suddenly started having diarrhea. Now what? Nobody likes to deal with their cat’s diarrhea, but diarrhea in and of itself is not a bad thing. It’s the body’s natural way of getting something bad out of the system and healing itself.
We love our cats and we want them to live long and healthy lives. To do this, we need to know when our cat isn’t feeling well. The biggest challenge faced by devoted cat parents is this: cats are terrible at telling us when they don’t feel well. Cats hide everything.
In part 5 of our series on what you need to know when vaccinating your cat focuses on other feline vaccines and finding the right balance.
Part 4 of our 5 part series on what you need to know when vaccinating your cat focuses on feline infectious diseases for which we might consider vaccination.
When vaccinating your cat, you must weight the benefits of vaccination against the risks. Once you decide to vaccinate your cat, you can learn how to minimize the risks.
Part 2 of our 5 part series on what you need to know when vaccinating your cat focuses on the risks associated with vaccination.
The goal of vaccination is to create immunity in response to infectious disease risk. A rational decision regarding vaccination, to the surprise of nearly all cat parents, requires an understanding of many factors. Part 1 of a 5 part series on immunity and vaccination.
Feline house-soiling is one of the most common reasons why pet owners abandon or relinquish their cats. Learn about the causes of this behavior and how your feline veterinarian can help.
If your cat should need dental work you will no doubt see a bill that is substantially higher than what you get from your own dentist when you go for your regular dental cleaning. There are several reasons for this, but it all comes back to one fact: effective feline dental work can’t be done without general anesthesia.
Cats hide pain extremely well, and dental pain is no exception. Cats with dental problems that would have any human screaming for an emergency dentist visit will often eat normally and behave as though everything is fine. It can be extremely difficult to determine at home if your cat has oral pain.
It can feel rather unlikely that your cat, who is eating and acting apparently normally, could be experiencing constant oral pain – yet it happens all the time, and cats hide it very well. One way we know this is what we see happen after dental problems are addressed.
Things you need to know about the potential dangers to your cat during the holidays
Feline Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disorder we see in Senior cats (cats aged 7 and older). It is caused by an overproduction of the hormones produced in the thyroid glands.
Are anesthesia-free dental cleanings good and useful to do? This is not a simple question, but it has a simple answer: NO. Let’s look at why this is.
What does it mean to feed your cat a healthy diet? You have so many questions. Dr. Fern lays out her Quick and Easy Guide to cat nutrition.
Cats are not small dogs. Unlike dogs, cats are obligate carnivores . They differ in dietary and habitat needs, organ function, behavior and more. Feline Health depends on veterinarians that understand the truly unique nature of cats.