Chronic Kidney Failure in Cats

Overview Chronic renal (kidney) failure (CRF) is a common problem in cats. The digestion of food produces waste products, which are carried by blood to the kidneys to be filtered and excreted in the form of urine. When the kidneys fail, they are no longer able to...

Cat Asthma

Overview Asthma is a lung condition associated with airway obstruction caused by sudden narrowing of the bronchial tubes. Typical symptoms include difficult breathing, coughing and/or wheezing. These symptoms are caused by the spasmodic constriction of the bronchial...

Urolithiasis

Overview Urolithiasis refers to the formation of stones in the urinary tract. Stones can be found anywhere in the urinary tract, in the kidneys, the ureter or the bladder, but are most common in the bladder. Several factors can contribute to development of...

Upper Respiratory Tract Infection – Cats

Overview Feline upper respiratory infection refers to infections in the area of the nose, throat and sinus area, much like the common cold in humans.  In cats, these infections are quite common and very contagious and commonly caused by one or multiple organisms. The...

Sarcoptic Mange

Overview Sarcoptic mange (also known as scabies) is a highly contagious parasitic disease caused by a microscopic mite called Sarcoptes scabieithat affects animals and people. These mites invade the skin of healthy dogs and puppies and create a variety of skin...

Ringworm

Overview Ringworm is a contagious fungal infection of the skin, caused by Microsporum canis. It is spread from person to person, from animal to person, or indirectly from contaminated objects.  Ringworm is typically seen in young cats, long-haired cats, and cats with...