Toxoplasmosis in Cats

(from VeterinaryPartner by Wendy Brooks, DVM, DABVP) Toxoplasmosis and Human Pregnancy What is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis is the disease syndrome caused by a protozoan organism called Toxoplasma gondii. It affects most animals – most notably sheep, cats, and humans – but even insects, fish, and earthworms may be carriers. Because of the risk to an unborn […]

Pilling a Cat

Wendy Brooks, DVM, DABVP Date Published: 01/01/2001 Date Reviewed/Revised: 08/28/2018 This is Sammie, our model for today. He has volunteered to take an amoxicillin tablet for our demonstration. Our technician Mo will be assisting and she will use a “kitty burrito.” These directions are for a right handed person, so reverse them if you are left handed. The […]

Food Allergy Trials in Dogs

Donna Raditic, DVM Date Published: 02/13/2007 Date Reviewed/Revised: 06/15/2016 Food Allergy Trial Objectives What are some of the signs of a food allergy? How does your veterinarian select a diet for a food allergy trial? What diets are currently available for a food allergy trial? What pitfalls can occur during a food allergy trial? What […]

Distemper (Panleukopenia) in Cats

Most people have heard of feline distemper only because the distemper vaccine represents the core recommended regular immunization for pet cats. Because the vaccine is highly effective, most cat owners do not have a lot of experience with the actual feline distemper infection. Feline distemper (more correctly called panleukopenia) is caused by a parvovirus and […]

Otitis Externa Treatment in Dogs

Otitis externa is an inflammation or infection of the external ear canal. Bacteria, yeast, ear mites, and allergies can all cause otitis externa. Addressing this problem involves four steps: Cleaning the ear canal thoroughly to remove excessive ear wax and other debris. Applying medication into the ear canal. Allowing your veterinarian to re-examine the ear until the […]