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 SAFETY FOR OUTDOOR CATS! Allowing cats to go outside provides them with great benefits, but also puts them at higher risk of injury, or of being exposed to infectious disease, attacks, etc. Getting some fresh air is beneficial to most living beings, and this includes cats! Not only does it stimulate their mental health and provides environmental enrichment, it also gives them more opportunities to exercise and indulge their instincts. In our feline-focused segment on...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON HEARTWORMS IN CATS! Did you know that cats are susceptible to heartworms and show unique clinical signs that wouldn’t normally be expected in canine patients? Although cats might not be natural hosts for heartworms and are not as susceptible to infection as dogs, both indoor and outdoor cats are at risk for heartworm disease. In our feline-focused segment on heartworms in cats, Dr. Kelly St. Denis shares five interesting facts about heartworm disease in cats. She also...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FLEAS AND TICKS! In early spring, warmer weather encourages us to spend more time outdoors. It is also when parasites come out to play with our furry felines. Fleas and ticks consider cats like an all-they-can-eat buffet. In our feline-focused segment on environmental parasites, Dr. Kelly St. Denis explores the problem of fleas and ticks in cats, as she explains common misconceptions, protection and prevention, as well as peak tick activity periods and flea-related...
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT! The majority of cats spend most or all of their time indoors, so it’s important to create an environment that provides entertainment, awakens their natural hunting instinct, and stimulates them mentally. In this month’s edition of the Kitty Insider, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers practical advice and recommendations on how to keep cats active and happy by enriching their environment.
GET THE LATEST SCOOP ON FELINE DENTAL CARE! Dental disease is very common in cats. And, by two years of age, as many as 70% of cats may already experience periodontal disease. As dental examination is a key part of feline preventive health, Dr. Kelly St. Denis demonstrates some cat-friendly oral examinations tips and techniques in our feline-focused segment in honour of dental month.
Statistics show that 30 to 50% of cats in North America are obese. This is why diet, weight management, and obesity prevention should be top-of-mind when initiating conversations with cat owners during their favourite feline’s preventative care or senior biannual visit. In this month’s feline-focused segment, Dr. Kelly St. Denis offers her recommendations on obesity management in cats. Through monitoring body weight, body condition scoring, and calculating daily energy requirements, she...