For the concerned cat owner, cat health is one of the most important considerations. From prevention of disease, to understanding and treating a life-threatening disease, these cat health topics are an invaluable resource
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Morris Animal Foundation
Foundation-funded studies helped lead to the first vaccine for feline leukemia.
Foundation-funded investigators determined that a high-protein diet could help diabetic cats lose weight and eliminate the need for insulin
Read More: http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org/
Here we will answer your questions on cat health care through our feline veterinary resources and years of cat care and nursing experience. From psychological to physical health, from kitten care to geriatric longevity, coat and skin care, grooming, exercise and nutrition, we have expert knowledge on hand to help you
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Record and monitor your cat’s ongoing health status.
Reveal potential problems and helpful preventative measures to keep illness at bay and achieve the best health for your cat.
Our multi-function health record system allows you to stay in control of and monitor your cat’s health care.
Find Out More: http://cats.consultinghealth.com/health_records.php
How young is your Cat Take a FREE CatAge Test to help your cat enjpy a younger, healthier life
Read More: http://www.catage.com/
Silent signs of a sick Kitty
Your cat cannot tell you that it is feeling bad, and even if it could, it would probably stay quiet because many felines tend to mask their pain. Learn to recognize these common symptoms of kitty illness
Read More: http://www.thedailycat.com/Health/silent_signs_sick_kitty/index.html
Is it safe for owners to vaccinate their own cats?
A reader asks if it is safe for cat owners to vaccinate their own cats. Read my reply to this health FAQ
Read More: http://cats.about.com/od/healthconcerns/f/selfvaxcats.htm
Know when to call the Vet About your Cat
The idea of something happening to your treasured feline is unfathomable. But accidents do occur and, like most things, there's no better time to be prepared than now when your cat is playing or snoozing safely at home, and not when it's in agony and you don't know what should be done. Here, Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, chairman of the department of medicine at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, offers her advice on what to do when your cat gets hurt at home.
Bites and Cuts
Heatstroke and Burns
Read More: http://www.thedailycat.com/Health/first_aid/index.html?gclid=CJHV5vTP6okCFQxgYAodwxFrGg
And When to Search the Net for Feline Health Information
This article must be prefaced with a BIG disclaimer: I am not trained in veterinary medicine and have no skills in this area. I rely on my own veterinarian, who knows my cats, to use his training and expertise in diagnosing my cats' ills, when indicated
Read More: http://cats.about.com/cs/healthissues/a/whencallvet.htm
Emergency First Aid For Cats
Help for Giving Nasty Tasting Pills to Cats - Raisins to the Rescue!
I wanted to share my method of giving my cat Amitriptyline, which has a very bad taste. The first two days involved a lot of foaming at the mouth, spitting out the pill, etc.
The best method I found was by sealing the pill (or even half a pill) inside a raisin, then dipping it in cat food juice for moisture so it could be more easily swallowed.
Read More: http://cats.about.com/od/healthconcerns/qt/raisinpills.htm
Feline Health Center - Infectious Peritonitis - from Cornell.
Veterinary Information for Cats
Read More: www.vetinfo.com/catinfo.html
Cat Welfare Society (CWS)- a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and length of life for domestic cats through advances in veterinary medicine.
Read More: www.catwelfare.com
Deafness In Dogs & Cats - information on deafness incidence, causes, and management for owners, breeders, and researchers.
Read More: http://www.lsu.edu/deafness/deaf.htm
Cat Breeds With Congenital Deafness
Read More: http://www.lsu.edu/deafness/catbreeds.htm
Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) - the most common heart disease in cats. Read about how it affects a cat's heart, and how a veterinarian diagnoses and treats it.
Pets With Diabetes - offers education, resources, and support for owners of diabetic pets.
Read More: www.petdiabetes.org
Vaccination Schedule for Kittens and Cats - a descriptive schedule for getting your cats shots
Read More: http://petcaretips.net/cat_vaccination_schedule.html
Current Vaccination Recommendations for Kittens and Cats
From The Humane Society
FVRCP Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus - viral diseases of the eyes, nose and throat (upper respiratory infection) plus Panleukopenia a viral disease of the blood and intestines (feline distemper or infectious enteritis).
FeLV Feline Leukemia - a viral disease that impairs immunity. Usually fatal.
Rabies a viral disease fatal to humans and other animals. Vaccination is necessary for all cats
8 weeks to 1 year - 8 weeks - First vaccination shot (FVRCP).
12 weeks - Feline Leukemia shot (FeLV) (only if pretest is negative). A second (FeLV) shot given 2 to 3 weeks later. Second vaccination shot (FVRCP).
4 months - Rabies and third vaccination shot (FVRCP).
FVRCP - Yearly. Cats 13 weeks or older that have not been vaccinated should have an initial vaccine then a booster in 2 to 4 weeks.
FeLV - Yearly. Cats not previously vaccinated need the two injection series (only if pretest is negative).
Rabies - Yearly (depending on vaccine)
To Keep Your Cat healthy
Caring for Kittens
Caring for Adult Cats
Caring for Older Cats
Also a great book
About How To Care for Older Cats - which you can buy from Amazon.com - www.amazon.com
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Declawing Your Cat
About Declawing Your Cat
CFA Health Committee - Declawing
Ethics of Declawing
Stop Your Cat From Scratching - article by a veterinarian with information on how to solve cat scratching problems without declawing.
Reasons not to declaw
Ringworm - is a skin infection caused by a fungus.
Feline Dermatophytosis: Topical and Systemic Treatment Recommendations
Ringworm (dermatophytosis) in cats - Feline Advisory Bureau, UK
Facts About Ringworm - Newman Veterinary Medical Services
Diseases: Ringworm - CDC Healthy Pets Healthy People
Ringworm is a skin and scalp disease caused by several different kinds of fungi. Ringworm on the scalp usually makes a bald patch of scaly skin.
Respiratory Problems in Cats
Chronic snuffling in cats and older kittens
Mycoplasmal infections in kittens
Can kitty litter dust cause lung disease in cats
Chronic upper respiratory infections
Sarcoma in Cats
Vaccines and Sarcomas: A Concern for Cat Owners- Cornell Feline Health Center
Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force
Vaccines and Sarcomas: A Concern for Cat Owners
Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force
Cancer in Cats
Cancer Terminology and Symptoms- University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center -
The Biopsy- University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center -
So Your Pet Has Cancer- University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center-
Surgery and Cancer Treatment- University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center
Radiation Therapy Information- University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center -
Drug-laser therapy is promising treatment for pet cancer- CNN News Report-
Animal Cancer - AVMA
Chemotherapy in Small Animals- University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center-
Dental Care for Cats
Dental Care- UC, Davis
Peridontal Disease - Hill's Atlas of Veterinary Clinical Anatomy
Dental Health - Library of Links- Animal Network Feline Library -
Teeth and Dental Care- PETS Magazine-
Oral Disease in Cats and Dogs- Dr. Tom Lonsdale B.Vet.Med. MRCVS
Periodontal Disease:The Pet food Industry, Veterinary Profession and You - Dr. Tom Lonsdale B.Vet.Med. MRCVS
Dental Homecare- Cats in Canada-