Challenges in Diagnosing GI Diseases in Cats

October 23, 2018

Craig Webb, DVM, a faculty member at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital discusses the importance of going through a step by step process when diagnosing GI issues in cats.

Craig Webb, DVM, a faculty member at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital discusses the importance of going through a step by step process when diagnosing GI issues in cats.

Craig Webb, DVM: Challenges, and at least potential mistakes: veterinarians that are presented with cats and GI disease are to get a little desperate and shotgun treatments instead of taking a measured approach and a logical step-by-step approach to actually try and find a diagnosis for that particular kitty. Cats can be clever and appear to be 1 problem when in fact they’re another, and if you don’t go in a somewhat stepwise fashion you may miss a pretty simple treatment for a reasonably simple condition in a kitty cat.