Quantcast
Last updated on April 24, 2014 at 14:17 EDT

Latest Cat health Stories

2011-09-02 11:51:56

To most people, the term epilepsy conjures up images of generalized convulsive seizures with salivation and loss of consciousness for several minutes.  However, cats are known to show strange types of seizures in which consciousness is usually impaired although not all of the body is affected.  New research by Akos Pakozdy and colleagues at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna shows that cats that suffer in this way have changes in the hippocampus, the part of the brain...

2011-09-01 15:20:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) today announced the publication of new health guidelines for dogs and cats. The guidelines were developed in response to startling statistics that indicate visits to veterinarians are declining while preventable diseases in pets are increasing. The guidelines are designed to provide the foundation for the veterinary practice team...

2011-07-14 13:50:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced today the release of a new educational video for cat owners on declawing and its alternatives. The video--along with the AVMA policy on declawing--offers guidance for pet owners who are considering declawing their cats. "Scratching is a normal cat behavior used to mark territory, condition claws and stretch," explains Dr. Bruce Nixon, incoming chair of the AVMA Animal...

2011-07-11 10:15:00

LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Paw Project, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization, announced today that the Ovation Network has begun airing its dramatic 30 second public service announcement (PSA), educating the public about the harmful consequences of feline de-clawing. The spot builds on the group's successful grassroots campaign developed in 2009, which featured the text "If You're for De-clawing Cats, Raise Your Hand," and depicted a human hand with each finger...

2011-07-07 00:00:30

Manassas company, Scrubs for Pets Innovative Pet Supplies, has developed a new line of post-surgical garments that promises to do away with the cumbersome and uncomfortable neck cone that pets normally wear after surgery or an injury. Manassas, VA (PRWEB) July 06, 2011 Manassas company, Scrubs for Pets Innovative Pet Supplies, has developed a new line of post-surgical garments that promises to do away with the cumbersome and uncomfortable neck cone that pets normally wear after surgery or...

2011-07-01 15:41:00

OMAHA, Neb., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fighting fleas and ticks during the summer is no fun. Unless it can lead to winning the all-new 2012 Volkswagen® Beetle®, that is. From July 1 to September 30, 2011, Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. is sponsoring the Big Pest Knockdown Sweepstakes as a way to promote FIPROGUARD(TM), its newest flea and tick product. While pet owners are giving the one-two punch to fleas and ticks with FIPROGUARD, the generic...

2011-06-24 13:04:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A black and orange kitten found abandoned in the vicinity of the 900 block of Park Avenue in Williamsport, Lycoming County, on May 26 has tested positive for rabies, the Department of Health confirmed. The department urges anyone who may have been bitten or exposed to saliva, fluids or tissue from the cat to contact the Northcentral District Office, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 570-327-3400. Residents can also call...

2011-04-26 00:00:28

Cats significantly lag behind dogs in veterinary medical care, often due to cat owners' misconceptions about feline health. Woodland Veterinary Hospital is kicking off a "Kitty Crusade" in May to educate owners about cats' medical needs to help cats lead longer and healtheir lives. Woodland, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Woodland Veterinary Hospital is kicking off a "Kitty Crusade" in May. This educational campaign will try to address the shortage of medical care that many cats experience....

2011-04-26 00:00:26

Cats and hairballs and shedding problems are all connected. The FURminator deShedding Tool is a safe, effective and non-invasive way to prevent hairballs from forming before they cause serious problems. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 25, 2011 Hairballs may be a humorous subject to some people but they are no laughing matter for cat owners and their more than 90 million feline companions. In addition to being a less than pleasant sight, hairballs can also be a sign of potential health...

2011-04-22 12:37:00

OMAHA, Neb., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc. today announced their EPA-approved generic equivalents to Frontline Plus®, FiproGuard(TM) Plus and Pronyl OTC(TM) Plus. These products bring in a new era of affordable, convenient generic versions of one of the best-selling flea and tick topical treatments available to consumers. Now, however, consumers are able to purchase the generic equivalents at a lower price than the brand-name products....


Latest Cat health Reference Libraries

0_362ae5c209bea6b4336a76477d4f65aa
2011-01-11 13:56:53

Peritonitis (FIP) affects cats and is lethal. Some believe it is the cause of Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus (FIPV) which is a mutated form of Feline Enteric Coronavirus. The most common theory is that the normally benign FECV mutates into FIPV. This virus has the ability to invade and replicate in certain white blood cells. Due to immune response there is an inflammatory reaction in the tissues. Although fatal it is rare, it occurs roughly in one of every 5000 households. A nasally...

0_d9f8d3ab41046faaa7fcfdaf9aa9e781
2011-01-11 13:17:04

Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus that infects cats, is transmitted between infected cats through saliva and nasal secretions. If the cat's immune system does not take care of the disease then it can be lethal due to it being a cancer of blood cells called lymphocytes. Symptoms can vary from loss of appetite, to poor coat condition, infections of the skin, bladder and respiratory tract, oral disease, seizures, lymphadenopathy, skin lesions, fatigue, fever, weight loss,...

0_b67ea898912b9779643fa69c259ebc37
2011-01-11 13:06:23

Feline calicivirus (FCV), in the Caliciviridae family, is one of two important viral causes of respiratory infection in cats. FCV can be isolated from around 50 percent of cats with upper respiratory infection. The various strains of FCV vary in virulence. Since it is an RNA virus it has a high elasticity of its genome which makes it more adaptable to environmental pressures. This causes the development of vaccines more difficult. In infected cats it has been shown that the gene for the...

40_66b0664c8b1fcc4059a48e2e320bec6e
2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

More Articles (4 articles) »