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 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.
Some pet owners may think that keeping their cats indoors will prevent them from contracting infectious diseases, so they may not see the need for vaccination. As veterinary professionals, it is important to inform cat owners about the risks their purring pals may face without adequate vaccination, even if they don't go outside. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers advice and recommendations on how cat owners can be made aware of the prevalence and importance of core...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON TICKS! Once temperatures reach above freezing, ticks begin to emerge. The diseases they carry not only affect cats and dogs, but they can also affect humans. Therefore, it is important to inform cat owners about tick activity in their area as well as prevention options available for their furry feline. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers advice and recommendations on how cat owners can prevent ticks year-round. She lists some of the common diseases...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FELINE DENTAL HEALTH! Thinking of cleaning their cat’s teeth might seem quite daunting for pet owners. However, there are some great tips and tricks to help them acknowledge the importance of dental care to keep their favourite feline happy and healthy. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers dental care advice and recommendations to get cat owners on board with annual preventive care under general anesthesia as well as an at-home dental care routine....
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FELINE VACCINATION GUIDELINES! One might think that vaccination protocols for cats are much simpler than those for dogs, but think again! Individual feline vaccination protocols can become more complex when taking into consideration factors such as lifestyle, life stage, vaccine design and efficacy. In this month's Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis reviews the most recent feline vaccination guidelines as updated by the AAHA/AAFP. From injection sites to core versus...