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Internet Pharmacies – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Everyone likes to save money, and that is no different when it comes to necessary medications and supplements. Veterinary (and human) medications can be costly, especially if a pet is on lifelong medications. Internet pharmacies may be a saving grace, but are you getting what you pay for? The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy [...]

By | July 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Refeeding Syndrome

Last month, we discussed the fatty liver and mentioned that, for some cats, food needs to be introduced slowly, or they could have worsening electrolyte abnormalities. This condition is called “refeeding syndrome.” It is a condition that can affect severely malnourished, underweight or starved animals once refeeding is started and can be life-threatening. So, how [...]

By | June 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fatty Liver

This month we will further discuss “fatty liver syndrome” (hepatic lipidosis). As mentioned in last month’s newsletter, it is one of the main reasons that we place feeding tubes in cats. So, what is it exactly? Quite simply, it is when the liver becomes overwhelmed by fat metabolism in the body, and that fat is [...]

By | May 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feeding Tubes – Not Just for Hospice

I have placed more than a few feeding tubes over the years, and I frequently get asked: “Isn’t that just for cats in hospice?”  The short answer is: “No.”  So, I wanted to use this month’s newsletter to explain the use of feeding tubes.  Why would a cat need a feeding tube? The most obvious [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Springtime in the Rockies

Spring is in the air again, and many cats will be looking to go back outside or spend more time outdoors. While going outside is a great source of stimulation and activity, it can also hold a lot of potential dangers for our feline friends. Outdoor hazards such as rival cats, hostile wildlife, speeding cars, unkind [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meowslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: A How-To Guide

Last month, we discussed the hierarchy of needs for cats. This month, we will look at ways we can meet these needs for our feline family members. Remember: meeting all of these needs should lead to maximum happiness for your kitty!  The first (or base) layer of needs for cats is "Physiological and Safety”, or [...]

By | February 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Happy, Healthy Cat (Meowslow’s Hierarchy of Needs)

I have seen it written that a healthy cat is a happy cat, but the converse is also true: a happy cat is a healthy cat. Just like humans, cats need stability in their life. It has recently been shown that animals can suffer from PTSD and that chronic stress can affect their immune system [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spaying

This month, we will look at the last of the “routine” surgeries that we commonly perform on cats: spaying.  For those who might not know, spaying is the removal of both the uterus and ovaries in a female cat. It is recommended that all female cats (that are not specifically going to be used for [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Neutering

Most people have heard that they should spay and neuter their pets. Neutering is recommended for all male cats that will not be used for breeding (note: intentional breeding should only be done for improvement of a particular breed), but why is it so important? Neutering has many benefits for both you and your cat. [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Declawing – A Necessary Evil?

In recent cat news, the American Association of Feline Practitioners has taken a strong stance against declawing. While declawing does seem to be on the way out, we still get several inquiries a week from people asking about declawing their cat or kitten. While we are happy to say that we DO NOT perform declaws [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments