Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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...

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...

Getting to Know Your Neighborhood Ticks

By Robert Reed DVM, MSES, MPA VCA Rancho Mirage Animal Hospital I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but for most of us,...

Periodontal Disease in Cats

One of the most common diseases to affect cats is gum disease, otherwise known as periodontal disease. It is estimated that over 80 percent...

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)...

Agencies Regulating Veterinary Use of Cannabis

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? The Federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA): The DEA regulates use of all...

Grief in Cats

By Rebecca Diaz, DVM The Cat Clinic Grief is not an emotion that is often ascribed to cats. However, after the loss of a companion cat...

Understanding Anxiety in Pets

by Lillian Roberts, DVM Country Club Animal Clinic According to Wikipedia, Anxiety is defined as follows:  “… an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner...

Key Points in Understanding Cannabis Use in Pets*

See article Marijuana: If It’s Legal, Should You Give It to Your Pet? • Our scientific and medical understanding of the pharmacology and physiology of marijuana...

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...