Obesity in Cats

Obesity is associated with many disease conditions in cats.  These include orthopedic diseases, diabetes, certain cancers, idiopathic cystitis, and decreased immune response. Obesity is extremely common in cats. Recent studies show that more than 35% of cats the United States … Continued

Household Dangers for Exotic Pets

Most of us are aware of the common household dangers for our dog and cat companions, such as chocolate, onion, pesticides, and plants like lilies and poinsettias. However, our homes can be the source of many other dangers for our … Continued

Arthritis in Cats

The American Association of Feline Practitioners Life Stage Guidelines defines senior cats as those between 11 and 14 years of age, and geriatric cats as those 15 years or older.  Arthritis is extremely common in cats, and by the age … Continued

Anorexia in the Guinea Pig

Just recently, a client presented a rescued adult female guinea pig for lethargy, weight loss and poor appetite.  This little pig had delivered three healthy babies just four to five weeks prior to her visit.  Given her history, my first … Continued