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Love is in the air

Ever wonder if your cat is showing true affection or just wants to be fed? Here is a handout from Elizabeth Colleran, DVM that may answer some of your questions:

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Are More Vitamins Necessary to Supplement Pets?

Vitamins are catalysts in chemical reactions in a living organism. When the supply of catalysts is meeting what is needed, more supplementation may be come toxic.

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Update to Cornell Feline Health Center

The Cornell Feline Health Center is in the process of updating their web site. If you have bookmarked any of their pages in the past you may need to update them. Below is information about the changes. If you haven't checked them out before take time to look at it now.

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When buying flea control read the label

Lufenuron was marketed as Program years ago. It does not kill adult fleas!!!! It is now being sold under other names. Read labels closely. There are other insect growth regulators products : NyGuard and Precor. There are flea products sold in pet stores that are really cheap and sold in topical dispensers that look just like effective flea products that do kill fleas. Watch for labeling that says that the product kills eggs and larvae with out mentioning adult fleas.

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Did You Know?

The American Veterinary Medical Association has a charitable fund, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. They help veterinarians and the animals they care for during times of disaster but it doesn't stop there. Support is there for research, charitable funding, and student scholarships.

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Radiograph of 14 Year Old Cat

This is a radiograph of a 14 year old cat. She was brought in because the owner said that she had not defecated for 2 months. Hard stool in the colon was palpated and a radiograph was taken. The large white tube in her abdomen is her colon packed with hard stool. The pelvic inlet is where the stool is lodged and cannot exit that small opening. The colon is widely distended. The wide distention is called megacolon-a more common problem in middle age to older cats. The colon loses is contractility and stretches. The normal intestinal peristaltic movement to defecate is lost. The diagnosis for this cat is Constipation/Megacolon.

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Cat Bladder Stones Radiographs

The radiograph on the left shows bladder stones in a 13 year old cat who had blood in her urine. She was placed on a prescription diet food that will dissolve one type of bladder stone in cats. The radiograph on the right shows that the bladder stones are almost completely dissolved after 2 weeks on the new food. In a month, the cat will be rechecked to see if the stones have completely dissolved.

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Cat Coughing Radiographs

These radiographs were taken of a cat who was coughing a lot. You can see white ringed circles in the lungs. The circles are called "donut holes" and are indicative of bronchitis and asthma. The kitty was placed on antibiotics and asthma medications. He will be rechecked and additional radiographs taken of his lungs in a few weeks.

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Now offering 3 year Rabies vaccines

St. Louis Cat Clinic is offering a 3 year Rabies vaccine. This new vaccine is a recombinant vaccine-NO adjuvants.

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How to Prevent Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Lipidosis)

Hepatic lipidosis can be triggered by stress and which can cause a cat to stop eating. Stress such as moving, new baby, new puppy or dog, new people in home, visitors, construction in the home, construction outside the home, are some of the stress related reasons that we document.

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