Debra L. Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Studies show 15% to 35% of cats in the US are overweight or obese. Learn what you need to do at your veterinary practice in order to take control of weight management in your feline patients.
Obesity is a growing problem in cats worldwide, but, in Western societies, the incidence of excess weight and obesity in cats is reaching truly worrisome numbers.
Cats are obligate carnivores. This statement is news to no one, and yet we often dont recognize the importance of that statement or feed them accordingly.
Diarrhea is one of the most common concerns of owners with young kittens or teen-aged cats. Often times, diarrhea in kittens can be attributed to dietary changes, parasites or infectious diseases, and these should be the initial focus of any investigation in these young cats.
Like the disease in humans, diabetes in cats is a multi-factorial process combining genetic factors with environmental ones. However, there are two factors that likely have a crucial role in determining whether or not diabetes develops, and if diabetes does occur, whether or not it is insulin dependent.
Lower urinary tract diseases of cats are a common, and sometimes frustrating, group of clinical problems that practitioners must deal with.