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 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...
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...
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...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON CHRONIC DIARRHEA IN KITTENS. Chronic, recurrent, or persistent diarrhea can be one of the major issues that veterinary teams have to deal with in kittens. In this month's KITTY INSIDER, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses chronic diarrhea in kittens and how veterinary professionals can work towards simplifying their diagnostics and coming to an optimal treatment solution. She also shares practical tips to help kittens that have chronic diarrhea.
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FELINE STRESS ASSOCIATED WITH VETERINARY EXAMS. Cats are notoriously difficult to take to the veterinary clinic. So even though many of them will see their veterinarian in their first or second year of life, over 50% of them don't return for preventive care. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis explores environmental factors that may cause stress in cats before and during their trip to the veterinary clinic. She also discusses ways to educate cat owners on...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON KITTEN GROWTH. Feeding and monitoring kittens to support ideal growth lays the foundation for a healthy adulthood. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses growth rates and nutrition recommendations to help kittens thrive. She also shares additional information about how to enhance kitten programs in your practice. Check out the resources Dr. St. Denis mentions in the video.
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON LEPTOSPIROSIS IN CATS. Leptospirosis is a common disease among dogs, but can cats be infected too? In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis discusses the risks of leptospirosis in cats. She also looks into clinical signs and testing methods to assist with diagnosis, in addition to treatment and prevention recommendations to help keep our beloved feline patients healthy and safe.
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON HAIRBALLS IN CATS. Hairballs are a common problem in cats, but are they normal? In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis debunks some popular myths about hairballs. She also discusses possible health conditions that pet owners should be aware of when they notice that their favourite feline is vomiting hair more frequently.
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON UROLITHIASIS IN CATS. Is surgery the best method for eliminating feline uroliths? Are there less invasive alternatives to consider? In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis explores the nutritional dissolution of feline uroliths as an alternative to surgical intervention. She also discusses the types of bladder stones that veterinary teams might encounter, signs and symptoms they should look for, how to assess and diagnose uroliths, and whether diet changes...