Feline Leukemia (FeLV)-Feline leukemia is a cancerous disease caused by feline leukemia virus (FeLV). FeLV causes diseases other than leukemia including other cancers and immunodeficiency. Cats may not start to show signs of disease for months or years after being infected with FeLV. Infection with FeLV is a major cause of illness and death in domestic cats. … Continue reading "Feline Leukemia (FeLV)"
Feline Vaccination Series-This vaccination series is designed to help protect your pet from several diseases. Booster shots should be given every 3 to 4 weeks until kittens are 3 months old. Adult cats should be vaccinated every 3 years but should have annual physical examination to screen for other illnesses. Vaccinations should be given to all cats … Continue reading "Feline Vaccination Series"
Heat stroke signs in dogs-Summertime safety is an important consideration for pet owners. Pets should never be left in parked cars, as temperatures can quickly rise to deadly highs. Other tips include limiting walks and runs with your dog to early morning or evening hours, watching out for paw pad burns on hot asphalt, and using a pet-friendly sunscreen … Continue reading "Heat stroke signs in dogs"
Raisins and Grapes Can Be Toxic-Let’s discuss raisin and grape toxicosis. For some years now veterinarians have known that certain dogs, upon eating grapes or raisins, have reactions that range from mild GI (gastrointestinal, stomach and intestine) problems to kidney failure and death. Cats, being fastidious eaters, probably just have better sense than to eat raisins or grapes. But take … Continue reading "Raisins and Grapes Can Be Toxic"
Senility in Cats-Many people have known old cats that have matured to the point of minimal activity, and who have lost most of their kittenish joie de vivre. That’s normal aging. Feline cognitive dysfunction (FCD), however, is a truly pathological condition represented by a constellation of behavioral signs that are abnormal, seem out of character, or are … Continue reading "Senility in Cats"