How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

IDEXX Laboratories is in the process of rolling out a new test that they say “detects kidney disease in cats and dogs months or years earlier than standard screening technologies.” Is the SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine) test really the breakthrough that it is advertised . . . → Read More: How Helpful Is the New Kidney Test in Dogs and Cats?

Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Hyperthyroidism In Cats Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine (hormone) disorder that affects cats. It creates a wide range of signs resulting from the overproduction of thyroid hormone made by the thyroid gland.What is the thyroid gland?

The thyroid gland is small and consists of two lobes, one on each side of the trachea . . . → Read More: Hyperthyroidism In Cats

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Feline Leukemia Virus (FLV)

What is feline leukemia virus? Feline leukemia virus (FeLV), a retrovirus, so named because of the way it behaves within infected cells. All retroviruses, including feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), produce an enzyme, reverse transcriptase, which permits them to insert copies of their own genetic material . . . → Read More: Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Finding the Causes of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Finding the Causes of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

by Dr. Joanne Intile

Hearing the news that your pet has been diagnosed with cancer can be both devastating and terrifying at the same time. It is natural to have many questions about exactly what the diagnosis means, what might happen to your pet as . . . → Read More: Finding the Causes of Cancer in Cats and Dogs

Hyperthyroidism in Cats - Symptoms and Treatments

prepared and provided by: Dr. Robert Franklin, D.V.M.,

Oregon Veterinary Specialty Hospital

Feline Hyperthyroidism is the most common endocrine disease seen in cats. The cause is excessive thyroid hormone produced most commonly from adenomatous hyperplasia (abnormal increase in the number of normal cells) or adenoma (benign tumor) of the thyroid gland. This will result . . . → Read More: Hyperthyroidism in Cats – Symptoms and Treatments