Toxoplasmosis

What is toxoplasmosis?  Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a one-celled parasite called Toxoplasma Gondii, hereafter called the "Toxo organism." In humans, it may affect many different organs of the body, causing many different types of clinical signs.

Upper Respiratory Infection

There are several conditions that may cause cats to sneeze. However, sneezing that lasts more than two days is probably due to a viral upper respiratory infection (URI), similar to a "cold" that we may have.

Tapeworms

Tapeworms are intestinal parasites of the cat (and dog). Because they are classified as cestodes, they belong to a different family than the hookworms and roundworms (called nematodes). Several types of tapeworms are known to infect cats; Dipylidium Caninum is by far the most common. 

Ringworms

Ringworm is a skin disease caused by a fungus (plural: fungi). Because the lesions are often circular, ringworm was once thought to be caused by a worm curling up in the tissue. However, ringworm has nothing to do with any type of worm. 

Subcutaneous Fluid Administration

Administration of supplemental fluids can benefit cats with a variety of medical conditions. Most commonly, this is recommended for cats with kidney disease. We recommend that you learn this technique for your cat. Don’t be alarmed - it is normal to feel reluctance about this.

Rabies

What is rabies?  Rabies is a disease caused by a virus that attacks the brain. It can affect any warm-blooded animal, including cats and humans. It is almost always fatal. 

Roundworms

Roundworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites of the cat. They can be an important cause of illness, and even death, in kittens. As their name implies, these are large-bodied round worms, averaging about 3-6 inches (8-15 cm) in length.

Raising Kittens

Raising kittens can be an extremely rewarding experience or it may produce frustration and failure. The following information is provided in order to increase your chances of success. 

Seizures

What is a seizure?  Seizures are one of the most frequently seen neurological problems in cats. A seizure is also known as a convulsion or fit. It may have all or any combination of the following: 

Pyothorax

Pyothorax is an infection that occurs in the pleural space. The pleural space is located between the lungs and the chest wall. In the normal cat this space is almost non-existent because the lungs lie against the chest wall.

Inappropriate Elimination Disorders

What is “inappropriate elimination”?  This is a term that means that a cat is urinating and/or defecating in the house but not in the litter box. 

Pancreatitis

What is pancreatitis?  The pancreas is a vital organ that is located on the right side of the abdomen. It has two functions: