Kitty Insider


Get the latest scoop on feline health with monthly videos featuring Dr. Kelly St. Denis, as she offers her practical advice and recommendations for optimizing feline care.

2024-05-13
11:43 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON RABIES Spring is the season that draws everyone outdoors to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. However, it's also a time when wildlife and neighbourhood cats become more active, increasing the risk of infectious diseases. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses rabies prevention and vaccination, providing invaluable insights into safeguarding our feline friends. She also talks about essential preventive measures to ensure the well-being of our...
2024-04-15
12:19 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON MANAGING CLAWED CATS Cats naturally need to scratch: it helps keep their claws healthy and allows them to mark their territory. However, this behaviour may lead to damaged furniture, surfaces and unhappy pet parents. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis explores different scratching options for cats and offers advices to help caregivers encourage their beloved felines to scratch appropriate surfaces. Other resources
2024-03-12
8:38 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON HEARTWORM DISEASE IN CATS In regions where heartworm is prevalent, it is crucial to recognize the importance of preventing heartworm in cats and the significant toll it can take on their well-being. Though they are not the primary host, cats are also susceptible to heartworm infection and can acquire the disease through the same transmission process as dogs. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis examines the prevalence of heartworm disease in cats and...
2024-02-12
9:21 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE AGE RECOMMENDATION FOR SPAYING AND NEUTERING KITTENS For many years, common practice has been to spay or neuter kittens at approximately six months old, or sometimes between six and nine months of age. The United Spay Alliance established the 'Fix by Five' initiative to educate both veterinary teams and caregivers on the safety and benefits of spaying and neutering kittens before they reach five months. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses...
2024-01-16
7:34 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CATS The International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) has recently published some updates in its guidelines related to the diagnosis, staging, and treatment of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in cats. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis shares information regarding the various stages of CKD and describes the four major changes introduced to the guidelines regarding the recommended treatment of cats with CKD.
2023-12-12
9:28 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION ON CONSTIPATION Constipation is prevalent among feline patients. Though it is not uncommon even in young adult cats, it is notably more frequent as cats grow older. While various factors can contribute to constipation, nutrition is a key element to consider in your management strategy. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses constipation, diagnostics, treatment approaches, and nutritional considerations to help address this...
2023-11-17
08:37 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FELINE IDIOPATHIC CYSTITIS AND THE ROLE OF STRESS IN THE DISEASE From the moment a cat sets its first paw in a new environment, ensuring their well-being involves meeting some unique needs. Cats thrive when they feel safe in their territory, maintain consistent routines, have access to a reliable and ample supply of resources, and experience minimal disturbances from intruders that could compromise their sense of security and access to essential resources. In this...
2023-10-19
11:26 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON PREVENTIVE CARE FOR KITTENS. Veterinary teams typically have the opportunity to conduct anywhere from two to four consultations with new kitten owners. These interactions provide an ideal platform for offering guidance regarding the appropriate preventive and medical care measures for their new feline family member, along with essential information about welcoming a kitten into their home. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis suggests various discussion...
2023-09-19
9:59 min
Content presented by Kelly St. Denis, MSc, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (feline practice)
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON RABIES RISKS AND PREVENTION IN CATS. Rabies is 100% fatal in humans once clinical symptoms have appeared. So, there is no better reason to protect our loved ones, including ourselves and our pets. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses how rabies is transmitted as well as the risks associated with exposure to an infected animal. In addition, she lists some symptoms to watch out for in animals that may have contracted rabies. Plus, she describes the...