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Glowing cats help in fight against AIDS, other diseases
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Mayo Clinic researchers have developed a genome-based immunization strategy to fight feline AIDS and illuminate ways to combat human HIV/AIDS and other diseases. The goal is to create cats with intrinsic immunity to the feline AIDS virus. More

Interactive case: Why won't that cat eat?
Veterinary Medicine    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Veterinary Medicine presents an interactive case study written by Jennifer L. Garcia, a veterinary internal medicine consultant in Houston. Misou, an 8-year-old, spayed female domestic shorthaired cat, has not been eating well for two weeks and stopped eating five days ago. They have not seen any vomit or diarrhea, but they can't be sure since Misou goes out into the backyard to urinate and defecate. More

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1st World Feline Veterinary Conference was a success!
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More than 450 practitioners representing 16 different countries attended the 1st World Feline Veterinary Conference (WFVC) in Boston last week. This year's conference — "Cardiovascular Disease: The Heart of Feline Medicine" — offered excellent continuing education and a great networking venue for meeting practitioners from around the world. The AAFP and ISFM would like to thank all attendees and we encourage you to join us next year in Seattle. Your feedback is very important to us. Please share your thoughts about the conference by completing the evaluation forms at this link

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Can glycosaminoglycans alleviate clinical signs of idiopathic cystitis in cats?
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A common condition in cats, lower urinary tract disease is often nonobstructive in nature. In fact, according to a 1997 study, 45 percent to 70 percent of feline lower urinary tract disease is diagnosed as idiopathic cystitis. Changing a cat's environment, reducing stress and increasing water consumption are some proposed ways to lessen the clinical signs of idiopathic cystitis. More

Veterinarians: Majority of cats older than 2 have dental disease
The Associated Press via The Washington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Most cats have 30 teeth; Mario has none. The cat was eating poorly, hiding in the closet, and had red, sore gums when he was diagnosed with a mouth infection called stomatitis. Three surgeries and $10,000 later, all his teeth had been pulled. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that by age 2, 70 percent of cats have some form of dental disease. More

epoc Blood Gas Analyzer

The epoc, developed by the founder of the i-STAT, is the first wireless point-of-care analyser to use Smart Card technology. The epoc provides immediate blood gas, electrolyte and critical care biochemistry results to a hand-held pda (included) whilst wirelessly interfacing to an electronic data manager and Bluetooth printer.

Pet food labels: Reading between the lines
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Clients can be passionate about choosing the best food for their pets. With thousands of pet food products on the market, how do pet owners make the best choice? Pet food labels are a good place to start. This article answers some frequently asked client questions regarding pet foods and their labels. More

FDA warns of fracture risk with Vet Jet vaccination system
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about a possible fracture risk associated with the use of the Vet Jet transdermal vaccination device. The Vet Jet is sold by Duluth, Ga.-based Merial Ltd. as the exclusive delivery system for the company’s Purevax Recombinant Feline Leukemia Vaccine and is manufactured by Bioject Inc. of Tualatin, Ore. More

Feline pediatrics: How to treat small, sick
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Kittens have physiologic differences from mature cats that must be considered when they present with clinical signs of disease. In this article, veterinarian Susan Little discusses the handling, physical examination and common pathogens of very young kittens as well as normal physiologic values and basic therapeutic measures. More

RX Biotic

Rx Biotic is a blend of 4 major probiotic bacterial strains along with 2 prebiotics. Rx Biotic is truly a feline-friendly formula as it is delivered in a highly palatable, high-potency powder that contains no flavorings and is easily mixed into the food. Please contact Rx Vitamins to receive a free sample of the Rx Biotic along with a comprehensive Technical Report.
A-CYST Treatment for Feline IC and FLUTD

A-CYST, a new veterinary medical device, is a patented formulation designed for temporary replenishment of the glycosaminoglycan layer in the bladder and contains naturally occurring components of the bladder epithelium. GAG deficiency contributes to clinical symptoms in diseases such as feline IC, FLUTD, and cystitis caused by infections, trauma, urolithiasis, urinary retention and neoplasia
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Pulmonary thromboembolism: From diagnosing to therapy
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Pulmonary thromboembolism has been associated with many diseases in cats, but diagnosing PTE may be difficult because common clinical signs are not pathognomonic for the disease. This article presents an overview of the utility of diagnostic tests and recommendations for anticoagulant therapy. More

Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus in cats
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Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus is a significant health concern in people. Little is known about carriage of these bacteria in companion animals. The investigators tested healthy as well as ill animals at various animal facilities in the greater London area for MRSA. Out of nearly 1,700 animals tested, including 540 cats, only 26 animals were found to be colonized with MRSA; of these, eight were cats. More

Treating epilepsy in cats
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Cats are known to have types of epileptic seizures in which consciousness is usually impaired although not all of the body is affected. New research shows that cats that suffer in this way have changes in the hippocampus, the part of the brain most commonly affected in human epilepsy. Although cats with such epileptic seizures may not respond immediately to treatment, they sometimes do so within a few days and if treatment continues they may once again show normal behavior. More

 What Cat Owners Are Reading

Watch cats for weight loss
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More than half of all pet cats in this country are overweight or obese. With this condition comes myriad health problems. So, if your cat is losing weight, it must be a good thing, right? But what if Fluffy is not on a diet or exercise plan? What if Fluffy is mysteriously slimming down? This is cause for concern because cats don't typically lose weight easily. More

10 tips to make cats happy
Chicago Now's Steve Dale's Pet World Blog    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In honor of Happy Cat Month, the CATalyst Council has released a list of the Top 10 ways cat owners can keep their pets happy. More

The real cost of owning a cat
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The cost of owning a cat should be seriously taken into consideration before a kitten is adopted. While the initial cost of adoption may be low, the first year of a kitten's life can be one of the most expensive. Cat owners need to be prepared to handle the yearly costs of their cat, increasing health costs of their aging cat and the cost of any emergencies or health problems that may arise. More

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