Pannus

Author: Rhea Morgan Publish Date: 5/15/2014 3:18:00 PM Pannus, also known as chronic superficial keratitis, is an eye disease that can result in blindness if it is not treated. Pannus is a lifelong problem that can typically be managed but not cured. Pannus is more common and more severe at high altitudes and in areas

Nuclear Cat Poop

Author: Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC Publish Date: 8/4/2014 10:06:32 AM I have a cat. Since I’m a veterinarian, that probably doesn’t come as a big surprise to many. But I have a…radioactive cat! That’s right – I have a dyed-in-the-wool, glowing green, isotope-emitting, half-life-y radioactive cat. And I paid actual money to make him that

Why are vets so expensive?

Author: Marie Haynes Publish Date: 4/13/2012 12:35:31 PM Editor’s note: There’s a common public perception that veterinary care is overpriced and that many veterinarians get rich at the expense of pets and their owners. Dr. Marie Haynes addresses that concern through a sympathetic, humorous and informative account from her experience as a companion-animal practitioner in

Hairballs

Author: Becky Lundgren Publish Date: 4/7/2014 9:35:00 AM “He’s throwing up hairballs all the time. I’m tired of stepping on slimy hair.” To the client, the problem is simple. But to the veterinarian, it’s much more complicated. When cats groom themselves and their feline friends, hair gets caught on the barbs of the tongue. That

Thunderstorms

Author: Theresa DePorter Publish Date: 5/17/2010 7:27:00 PM Reactions to thunderstorms are not uncommon: loud noises from overhead are difficult to orient to. While many dogs get accustomed to storms (habituation), others may become more sensitive, resulting in additional fear with each exposure. Even a single frightening event during a storm may contribute to fear

Top 10 Cat Mistakes

Author: Tony Johnson, DVM, DACVECC Publish Date: 9/15/2014 10:40:32 AM Someone recently asked me for a list of the top ten mistakes that I think owners of cats make. Here it is, for a little light reading. 10. Hand jive Lots of owners with a new kitten get caught up in all the cute and

Cat Feeding FAQ

Author: Susan Wynn Publish Date: 10/30/2008 5:21:00 PM The High Points • Cats are carnivores and were never meant to eat high-carbohydrate diets • Commercial diet – especially dry diets – are too high in carbohydrates • Cats eating dry food are chronically dehydrated, and do not drink enough water to properly re-hydrate themselves •