Sunday, February 25, 2018

Orange is the New Black: Genetics and Coat Color in Cats

A curious feature of cat genetics involves the determination of orange and black colors. Geneticists describe black and its various shades (black, brown, blue)...

Hot Spots on Cats

Feline hot spots are also known as acute moist dermatitis. This is a painful condition which requires veterinary treatment. If your cat is excessively...

Help, My Cat’s Going Bald!

All cat owners know that cats shed … everywhere. If you own a cat, you’re resigned to finding hair in your clean laundry, on...

Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet?

by Robert Reed, DVM, MSES, MPA The passage of Prop 64 made it legal for Californians to possess marijuana for personal use and rekindled interest...

When Is It Time to Let Go?

Euthanasia:  The why, when and how of saying goodbye to a beloved pet. Probably the most difficult decision a pet owner faces is when to...