Critical Care for Kittens–Flea Anemia: Part 4 of 4

2022-05-17T12:19:12-04:00May 17th, 2022|

In parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series on Critical Care for Kittens, we discussed the dangers of hypothermia, hypoglycemia and dehydration. Here in part 4 of this series, we’ll discuss anemia. This condition occurs when a kitten’s body does not have enough healthy red blood cells.

Anemia can be deadly if untreated, especially […]

Critical Care for Kittens–Dehydration: Part 3 of 4

2022-05-12T12:57:21-04:00May 10th, 2022|

In parts 1 and 2 of this series on Critical Care for Kittens, we discussed the dangers of hypothermia and hypoglycemia. Here in part 3 of this series, we’ll discuss dehydration, an excessive loss of water and electrolytes (minerals such as potassium, sodium and chloride) that occurs in kittens with inadequate milk intake or […]

Critical Care for Kittens–Hypoglycemia: Part 2 of 4

2022-05-12T12:58:44-04:00May 3rd, 2022|

In part 1 of this series on Critical Care for Kittens, we discussed hypothermia. Another danger to kittens is hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia, low blood sugar (glucose), can occur when kittens don’t get enough food per meal or have been without food for several hours, Glucose is the body’s fuel, and kittens need it regularly since […]

Critical Care for Kittens–Hypothermia: Part 1 of 4

2022-05-09T22:16:47-04:00April 24th, 2022|

Medical emergencies involving pets commonly involve trauma (hit by a car, sustained in a fall), poisoning, heat stroke, choking and seizures. When it comes to kittens, especially orphaned neonates, common emergencies are hypothermia (low body temperature), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), dehydration and anemia.

Hypothermia is a major cause of neonatal kitten death. Adult cats shiver […]

The Role of Feline Coronavirus (FCoV): Part 1 of 5

2022-04-23T20:42:59-04:00April 19th, 2022|

Understanding and Defeating Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Part 1 of 5

NOTE: FIP treatment is rapidly changing. Please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, EveryCat Health Foundation, FIP Warriors and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program for the most up-to-date information.

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) was first described in the late […]

The Basics of FIP: Part 2 of 5

2022-04-23T20:43:37-04:00April 12th, 2022|

NOTE: FIP treatment is rapidly changing. Please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, EveryCat Health Foundation, FIP Warriors and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program for the most up-to-date information.

This is part 2 of a 5-part series on FIP. Please read about the discovery of FIP and the role […]

The Symptoms and Diagnosis of FIP: Part 3 of 5

2022-04-23T20:44:16-04:00April 5th, 2022|

NOTE: FIP treatment is rapidly changing. Please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, EveryCat Health Foundation, FIP Warriors and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program for the most up-to-date information.

This is part 3 of a 5-part series on FIP. Please read parts 1 and 2 on The National Kitten […]

Treatment of FIP: Part 4 of 5

2022-04-23T20:44:47-04:00March 29th, 2022|

NOTE: FIP treatment is rapidly changing. Please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, EveryCat Health Foundation, FIP Warriors and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program for the most up-to-date information.

This is part 4 of a 5-part series on FIP. Please read parts 1-3 on The National Kitten Coalition’s

Control and Prevention of FIP: Part 5 of 5

2022-04-23T20:45:14-04:00March 22nd, 2022|

NOTE: FIP treatment is rapidly changing. Please visit Cornell Feline Health Center, EveryCat Health Foundation, FIP Warriors and University of California Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program for the most up-to-date information.

This is part 5 of a 5-part series on FIP. Please read […]

R E S P E C T Your Cat Day: March 28, 2022

2022-03-01T16:42:21-05:00March 15th, 2022|

Everyone, including kittens and cats, wants to be treated with respect. The dictionary defines respect as feeling admiration for someone and acknowledging their desires and viewpoints by putting yourself in their shoes or paws. Respect involves observing, listening and recognizing another’s needs and boundaries.

Although we think of cats as predators, it’s important to remember […]

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