3 Must-reads on feline medicine

March 25, 2021
dvm360 Staff

Brush up on your feline knowledge. Find out how to best communicate with clients about weight loss options, plus take a closer look at the 2 types of pain-related cat behaviors, and much more.

Cats are as majestic as they are mysterious, making deciphering their behavior a challenge for many veterinary professionals.

In the following 3 articles, you'll learn how to unmask the 2 types of pain-related behaviors, how to best communicate with cat owners about weight loss, and learn why Dirofilarial immitis infection is rarely diagnosed in felines. Happy reading!

Weight control for cats: Pushing flabby felines to flex their whiskers: Pet owners prefer cutting calories to exercise when it comes to slimming down their furry felines. Find out how to effectively educate clients about the importance of combining both weight loss approaches to maximize their pet's quality of life.

Is it ‘cattitude,’ or is that feline in pain?: Felines carry a notoriously mysterious disposition, especially when it comes to identifying pain-related behavior. Learn how to identify and appropriately respond to 2 types of pain-related behavior in cats.

Cranking the heat on feline heartworm testing: A study showed that Dirofilarial immitis infection is rarely diagnosed in cats. Lack of detection is attributed partly to scanty circulating antigen associated with low worm numbers typical of feline infections. Learn more about these study findings, plus find out why heat treatment can help improve detection.