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Cats + Care & Wellness

  • Overweight and obesity have emerged as the most important disease processes in cats today. The perils of obesity are far-reaching. It shortens cats' lives and can actually contribute to chronic inflammatory pain. The good news is that obesity is preventable. More good news is that even if a cat is overweight or obese, the disease can be reversed, normal body condition can be restored, and life expectancy can be returned to normal.

  • More than 50% of cats and dogs in North America are overweight or obese. These epidemic levels are reflected in the human population as well. Obesity in pets is now the most important disease process pet owners must face. And the effects of obesity are far reaching because it contributes to many other diseases and shortens cats' lives.

  • As all cat owners know, cats are NOT small dogs! And when it comes to pain and pain management, this is certainly true. Fortunately for cats and the people who love them, veterinarians have made excellent progress in understanding cat pain and how to manage it.

  • Palliative care and hospice have become an important part of end-of-life care in human medicine, and they're becoming more important and common in veterinary medicine.

  • Veterinary palliative medicine is a philosophy of care in which a decision has been made to decline or withdraw the pursuit of curative therapy for a life-limiting illness. Some diseases that we treat in cats are managed over the long term without any hope for a cure.

  • Pancreatitis in Cats

    El páncreas es un órgano vital que se sitúa en la parte derecha del abdomen, al lado del estómago. Produce encimas que ayudan en la digestión de la comida y hormonas como la insulina, que regula el nivel de glucosa en sangre o el metabolismo de la glucosa.

  • Feline Panleukopenia

    El término panleucopenia se refiere a una disminución en el número total de glóbulos blancos. Los glóbulos blancos juegan un papel muy importante en la inmunidad y son muy importantes a la hora de las defensas contra infecciones y enfermedades.

  • A Penrose drain is a latex tube that is placed into a wound with one or two ends exiting the skin, allowing fluids to drain from the wound. The Penrose drain is designed to passively remove unwanted fluid, usually when treating abscesses or open wounds. Drains should be removed as soon as possible, usually within 2-4 days. Larger wounds may take longer. Once the drain and all the sutures have been removed, your cat can return to normal activities unless directed otherwise by your veterinarian.

  • A pet sitter is like a babysitter for pets. And like good babysitters, good pet sitters don't just sit in a chair watching your fur babies. They interact, exercise, feed and water them. Pet sitters take care of your pet in your home, but can do much much more.

  • Pyometra in Cats

    En términos sencillos, una piometra es una infección del útero. Una piometra es una condición seria que debería tratarse rápida y agresivamente.