Cardiac Disease in the Feline Patient

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common heart disease in cats today. Cardiomyopathy means heart (cardio) muscle (myo) disease (pathy). Other cardiomyopathies in cats that you may hear your veterinarian discuss are: Dilated cardiomyopathy Restrictive cardiomyopathy Unclassified cardiomyopathy Dilated Cardiomyopathy Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) used to be a much more common disease in cats than it is […]

Vomiting or Regurgitation in Dogs and Cats – What’s the Difference?

Vomiting is when the contents of the stomach and upper intestine are forcefully ejected; regurgitation occurs when contents of the mouth, pharynx, or esophagus are expelled. For example, dogs with megaesophagus regurgitate; the food comes back up from the esophagus. The most notable signs of vomiting are nausea and abdominal heaving. Pets that are nauseated tend to […]