Feline feeding toys

Feline feeding toys

Author: Ingrid Johnson

Many cats are subjected to their owner’s choice of feeding times and methods, which is a very artificial situation. Foraging toys can be used in almost any home environment and offer cats both mental and physical stimulation, as Ingrid Johnson describes.

<i>Tritrichomonas foetus</i> in young cats

Tritrichomonas foetus in young cats

Author: Dan Thompson

Large intestinal diarrhea is a common complaint in young cats presenting to primary care veterinary practices, and Tritrichomonas foetus is an important differential diagnosis for this condition, as Dan Thompson describes.

Feline infectious peritonitis

Feline infectious peritonitis

Author: Elizabeth A. Berliner

Amongst the many feline viruses, the agent that causes FIP is perhaps the most elusive and frustrating to diagnose and treat. Elizabeth Berliner offers a review of the disease and some pointers as to what may be around the corner in terms of therapy.

The Cat Friendly Practice program

The Cat Friendly Practice program

Author: Paula Monroe-Aldridge

Cats and veterinary clinics may not be natural companions – indeed all veterinarians will have encountered more than a few unwilling feline patients. Paula Monroe-Aldridge briefly describes a scheme designed to make things a little less traumatic for all concerned.

How I approach... Heart murmurs in kittens

How I approach... Heart murmurs in kittens

Authors: Camden Rouben, Meg M. Sleeper

All clinicians will have been in the position of detecting a heart murmur in a young, apparently healthy kitten presented for vaccination or other routine examination. Meg Sleeper and Camden Rouben discuss a practical approach to such cases and identify which diagnostic tests are best employed.

Emergency care for kittens

Emergency care for kittens

Author: Guillaume L. Hoareau

Kittens will frequently present as emergencies at first opinion veterinary clinics, and the initial care they receive can make the difference between life and death. Guillaume Hoareau gives some basic pointers as to how such cases should be approached.

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