Vaccine Associated Sarcoma in Cats

Vaccine associated sarcoma in cats   Also commonly known as injection site sarcoma, vaxosarcoma or vaccine site sarcoma, injection site sarcoma is an rare but aggressive type of cancer which is linked to vaccinations, especially rabies and feline leukemia vaccines. [1] VAS were first observed in the late 1980’s and a link was made between […]

Hypercalcemia in cats

Hypercalcemia in Cats

What is hypercalcemia? Hypercalcemia is an abnormally high level of calcium in the blood (greater than 11 mg/dl). Calcium is the most abundant  mineral found in the body, approximately 99% is found in bone and the remaining 1% in extra cellular fluid (fluid found outside of the cells and between the cells in body tissues). […]

Elevated Liver Enzymes in Cats

The liver is a lobed organ located in the abdomen which is responsible for many excretory, synthetic and metabolic functions, some of which include: Detoxification of drugs and toxins. Conversion of sugars into glycogen. Manufactures bile, which aids in the digestion of fats. Storage of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. Synthesising and storage […]