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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 …

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, …

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 …


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 …


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 …

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

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 …

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