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Cats: Feline Stomatitis

Feline Stomatitis is a common and painful problem for many cats. Stomatitis is an inflammation of the oral cavity involving the gums, and gingiva. It is most common in purebred cats such as Himalayans and Persians. Cats with stomatitis often have bad breath (halitosis). They also have red and inflamed gums (gingiva). The inflammation can […]

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General: Perianal Fistula

Perianal fistula is an inflammatory disease that results in fistulous tracts that form around the anus and sometimes inside the rectum. 85 % of all cases occur in German Shepherd Dogs, but other large breed dogs such as the Irish Setter, Collie and Bulldog are also affected. This condition is seen more frequently in un […]

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General: Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency ( EPI)

Most people are familiar with the pancreas as the organ that produces insulin which regulates blood sugar in animals and people. However, a part of the pancreas also has a function in digestion. This part is called the Exocrine Pancreas. The Exocrine pancreas produces enzymes that break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates. When these pancreatic […]

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Cats: Feline Upper Respiratory Infections

Although cats do not get colds, they do suffer from upper respiratory infections. These kind of infections are seen mostly commonly in shelter cats, barn cats and outdoor stray cats. Although any cat can contract these diseases, kittens are at higher risk as their immune systems are not yet developed to fight off disease. Purebred […]

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General: Aggression in Cats–Part 2

Treating aggression in cats involves identifying the cause of aggression and tailoring a treatment plan to the type. For inter cat aggression, re-directed and territorial aggression, try to prevent cats that do not like each other from interacting. Have all cats spayed or neutered as this helps prevent fighting. If the cats are all sharing […]

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General: Aggression in Cats–Part 1

Aggression in cats is the second most commonly seen behavioural problem of cats. Cat aggression can be very serious because cats have so many weapons, (teeth and 4 sets of claws) and these can inflict serious injuries to humans, dogs or other cats. Cat bites are painful and easily become infected. Cats can also carry […]

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