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Prescription diets are diets for cats to provide supportive care for a sick cat, prevent, manage or treat a medical condition. These diets only used to be available from a veterinarian; however, the majority are readily available to purchase...
At a glance Origin: United States of America Lifespan: 12-14 years Energy: High Temperament: Intelligent, active, curious, playful Weight: Males 5-6 kg (11 – 13 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs) Coat: Short to medium Grooming: Weekly Cost: $1,500 – $2,500 Good with...
X-rays (radiographs) are a common non-invasive diagnostic procedure in veterinary medicine to see inside the body which use a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves. A controlled beam of radiation passes through the body and falls on a piece of...
At a glance The beckoning cat is a Japanese talisman which is placed at the entrance of shops and restaurants to bring good luck and fortune. Other names:  Waving cat Fortune cat Lucky cat Welcoming cat Chinese lucky cat Golden cat...
A dental extraction (exodontia) is a medical procedure in which the veterinarian removes a damaged or diseased tooth or in some cases, multiple teeth. Diseased teeth cause considerable pain and impact on a cat's quality of life. Cats do...
As a cat moves into middle-age and onward, wellness checks become important. A physical examination will provide valuable information to a veterinarian, but what they can't do is give a picture of everything that is happening on the inside;...
A linear foreign body is a long thin object such as a piece of string which the cat has ingested. This type of foreign body is particularly dangerous because of the potential to cause obstruction and trauma to the...
Antivirals are a group of drugs which are used to treat a number of viral infections in cats. Viruses and bacteria are both common causes of disease in cats; however, they differ in their treatment. Viruses are intracellular parasites (parasites...
The cat's digestive system is a long, hollow tube which starts in the mouth and ends at the anus.  A series of wave-like contractions known as peristalsis pushes food along the GI tract. Intussusception (in-tuh-suh-sep-shun) is a severe and life-threatening...
About The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck which secretes hormones responsible for metabolism, growth, temperature and several organ functions. This gland takes iodine from food and combines it with a protein (tyrosine) to produce T4...