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Ear Canal Tumors

What are tumors of the ear canal? Tumors of the ear canal are abnormal growths that can develop from any part of the ear canal (the skin, the glands of the skin that produce earwax and oil, and the underlying… Continue Reading →

Ataxia in Cats

My cat suddenly became unsteady on her feet, almost as though she was drunk. She was diagnosed with something called ataxia. What is that? The word ataxia incoordination within the nervous system. The abnormal movement can occur in the legs, the head, the… Continue Reading →

Vestibular Disease in Cats

What is vestibular disease in cats? Vestibular disease is a condition in which a cat suddenly develops incoordination, falling or circling to one side, involuntary darting of the eyes back and forth (called nystagmus), a head tilt, and often nausea… Continue Reading →

Bifford’s “Dental” Adventure!

Many of you have asked about Bifford’s dental procedure journey and echoed that many of you share the same questions and concerns for your own special babies that I had with Bifford! Let me assure you that by asking the… Continue Reading →

Eight Common Myths about Surgery & Cats

Dr. Phil Zeltzman, brought to you by IDEXX & Pet Health Network There are many urban legends surrounding surgery and cats. Here I take a rational look at 8 stubborn myths I encounter regularly. 1. Myth: “My cat is too old for anesthesia”You… Continue Reading →

Dangers of a Raw Diet

Dr. Mike Paul, DVM, brought to you by IDEXX & PetHealthNetwork In recent years there has been a heightened awareness that consuming undercooked meats present a risk for exposure to potentially deadly infectious organisms. In contrast, there has been a resurgence of… Continue Reading →

Five “Silent Killers” of Cats

Dr. Justine A. Lee, DVM, www.pethealthnetwork.com When it comes to caring for your cat, I have a few simple recommendations: Maintain a safe environment (keep him indoors) Feed a high quality food (e.g., a meat-based protein) Think about preventive care (e.g., an annual… Continue Reading →

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