Saturday, February 23, 2019

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...

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...

Pain in Pets

It’s a no-brainer that we don’t want our pets to suffer pain. Whether you ask a pet parent or a veterinarian, you’re likely to...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

A Brief Biology of Cannabis

Cannabis sativa is believed to have evolved in the Steppes of Central Asia in an area that is now Mongolia and southern Siberia.  Two...