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.
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FELINE PATIENT CARE THROUGH CAT FRIENDLY PRACTICE PRINCIPLES Did you know that 50% of pet owners won't take their cats to see the veterinarian due to concerns that the experience may negatively affect their favourite feline's wellbeing? Not to mention how it might impact their own stress level. In a cat-friendly practice, veterinary professionals try to understand and interpret a cat's emotional state, while appropriately responding to it. In this month's Kitty...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON MAKING USE OF PUZZLE FEEDERS TO NURTURE CATS’ PHYSICAL AND MENTAL WELLBEING Cats may seem relatively simple to feed to some people. While we are learning to focus more on feline mental wellbeing as part of their physical wellbeing, we are also gaining an understanding of what cats actually require in terms of nutrition. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis explores feeding options for cats, feline nutritional needs, and how to help cat owners introduce...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE MAIN CAUSES OF GASTROINTESTINAL ISSUES IN KITTENS Veterinary professionals are aware that parasites are probably the most common infectious disease and cause of vomiting and diarrhea in kittens. However, there are other factors to consider when diagnosing gastrointestinal disease in our furry feline friends. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis explores the differential diagnoses for gastrointestinal problems in kittens and shares her insight on how...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON MYTHS SURROUNDING FLEA INFESTATIONS AND REASONS FOR PREVENTING PARASITES RATHER THAN TREATING THEM With autumn leaves come ticks and fleas! While some veterinary professionals and pet owners believe they can let their guard down regarding tick and flea prevention in the fall, it’s quite the opposite… This season is actually the ideal time for fleas and adult ticks. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis debunks some of the myths surrounding flea...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE UNIQUE BENEFITS OF FEEDING CANNED FOOD TO CATS! Many pet owners and some veterinary professionals continue to recommend dry food as the preferred source of nutrition for cats. However, is dry food the best and most balanced diet for our feisty felines, or should wet food be included as well? In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis debunks some of the myths surrounding wet cat food while offering tips on how to inform cat owners about the benefits of...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON HOW TO CREATE A MORE CAT FRIENDLY PRACTICE! Preventative care is of the utmost importance to ensure cats are receiving everything they need to live long, healthy lives. However, some factors may affect cats’ emotions when they visit the veterinary clinic, which can lead to stress for both cat owners and their beloved feline. So, how can we get cats back into our veterinary clinics to receive the preventive care that they need? In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly...
LEARN WHY AND WHEN TO VACCINATE CATS AGAINST FELINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS! While it is easy to understand how feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is transmitted, knowing why and when to vaccinate against FeLV may not be as intuitive. Awareness of FeLV susceptibility and guideline recommendations can help determine the vaccination needs of cats and kittens. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical tips and resources on FeLV vaccination, and reviews guideline recommendations and...
GET PRACTICAL TIPS TO KEEP NEMATODE INFECTIONS UNDER CONTROL IN CATS! The incidence of nematode infections in cats may be higher than many clinicians think. Keeping these infections in check is an important consideration when looking at the overall wellbeing and preventive care of feline patients. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical tips for testing cats for nematode infections and important considerations when prescribing treatment.
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE MOST COMMON DERMATOLOGICAL PROBLEMS IN CATS! It may seem more common to see dermatological problems in dogs than in cats. Nevertheless, these types of conditions can occur in our beloved felines and can be frustrating to diagnose and treat. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical tips for treating cats with skin conditions and for preparing a kit to use in your exam room when you encounter a skin case in a feline patient.