DVM 360 Exclusive: U-r-ine for a treat

From an uncomfortable retrieval such as Cystocentesis, to the messy disposal of a urine sample, there are plenty of reasons you’d throw your hands up and wish for, oh, some sort of revolutionary biodegradable hydrophobic sand that has a natural, nontoxic, urine repelling coating to help collect a clean, uncontaminated urine sample. Kit4Cat is just that!

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What Can You Do If Your Cat Has Diabetes

What Can You Do If Your Cat Has Diabetes?

If you’ve recently visited a vet and your cat was diagnosed with diabetes, it’s a good idea to learn how to properly treat them. While hearing that your precious pet has an illness that will likely stay with him throughout the course of his life, it’s important to put fear aside and get the facts. With proper care and treatment, the potential increases for your cat to live a long and happy life.

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How to collect urine from a cat

It’s amazing how much a veterinarian or biologist can learn from something most of us avoid coming into contact with.  Your cat’s urine can tell a vet if your pet is sick or well, and even what kind of disease or hormonal or nutritional imbalance is ailing him. Depending on your cat’s condition when he…

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What does blood in cat urine mean?

It’s a shocking sight: One day, while cleaning your cat’s litter, or wiping up an accident he had outside the litter box, you notice that his urine is pinkish in color, or even deep red. Although bloody urine most likely means something is wrong with your feline friend, there’s no need to panic.  It’s a…

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Diet for Cats With Bladder Stones

Bladder stones, also known as uroliths, are a common problem found in the urinary tract and urinary bladder of domestic cats. The crystals form around minerals found in your cat’s urine and, when found in significant numbers, can damage the bladder lining, leading to urinary tract infections (UTI) and blood in your pet’s urine. Felines…

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Diets for Kidney Disease in Cats

When your cat is diagnosed with kidney disease, veterinary treatment often includes medications, intravenous or subcutaneous fluids and a radical change in diet. As a cat owner, you must be able to discuss the disease with your veterinarian, learn why and how the illness progresses and why various treatments, including a proper diet, are necessary.…

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