Cats + Care & Wellness

  • Wounds – Care of Open Wound in Cats

    Una herida es una lesión que provoca un daño en la piel y/o en las capas más profundas. Una lesión puede ser abierta, como un corte, o cerrada como una contusión o moratón.

  • Wounds – Fight Wound Infections in Cats

    Los gatos tienen un instinto muy territorial. Se pelean con otros gatos para proteger su territorio o para adquirir más territorio. Por tanto, las heridas por peleas son muy frecuentes en gatos. Se considera que el 90 % de las heridas infectadas en gatos se producen por mordeduras de otros gatos.

  • While the holidays bring more challenges to the already difficult winter months, we can't forget about indoor and outdoor toxins frequently seen at this time of year. Keeping your pets healthy and safe will help keep the holidays stress free.

  • Did you know that you can help your veterinarian treat your pet's heart disease by counting their breathing rate at home, and watching for other clues that your pet is not doing as well as you think? Using simple techniques, you can learn how to become an invaluable part of your pet's healthcare team.

  • Providing hospice care for pets as they approach their end of life is a relatively young discipline within veterinary medicine. Although the foundational principles of veterinary hospice care are derived fairly directly from those of human hospice care, there are some critical differences between providing hospice care to a human family member and providing hospice care to an animal family member.

  • Hospice care for pets is an emerging niche of veterinary medicine that creates and relies on a unique caring collaboration between the pet owner and members of the veterinary healthcare team. Pet hospice is patterned after the delivery of the end-of-life care provided for human patients, with the additional provision from the veterinarian for humane euthanasia when the pet's day-to-day quality of life becomes unacceptable.

  • Many think that because cats are finicky eaters they are poisoned less often than dogs. However, with their curiosity and fastidious grooming, intoxication is, unfortunately, not uncommon. Several factors predispose cats to becoming ill once they have been exposed to even a small amount of a poisonous substance.

  • Recognizing and treating pain in cats has evolved dramatically over time. We understand that because cats are living longer and longer, they are also experiencing the deterioration and debilitation that go along with aging. Pain cannot be treated unless and until it is unmasked.

  • It is a myth that cats who live indoors don't need to be vaccinated against infectious diseases. While living an indoor lifestyle is certainly safer overall than living outdoors, and indoor living contributes to a longer life expectancy, important infectious diseases can find cats anyway.

  • Tapeworm Infection in Cats

    Los gusanos planos son parásitos intestinales de los perros y los gatos. Forman parte del grupo de los cestodos. Pertenecen a una familia diferente de la de los gusanos gancho y gusanos redondos, que son otros gusanos intestinales comunes en perros y gatos. Hay diferentes tipos de gusanos redondos infectivos en gatos. El más común de todos con diferencia es el Dipylidium caninum.