A joint publication by the American Association of Feline
Practitioners and the American Animal Hospital Association which gives
tips on which tests to run at which age, dental care, weight management
and many other issues.
Bellows J, Center S, Daristotle L, Estrada AH, Fickinger EA, Horwitz DF,
Lascelles BDX, Lepine A, Perea S, Scherk M & Shoveller AK Journal of
Feline Medicine & Surgery18 pp533–550 discusses the bodily
changes that may be seen in aging cats.
Bellows J, Center S, Daristotle L, Estrada AH, Flickinger EA, Horwitz DF,
Lascelles BDX, Lepine A, Perea S, Scherk M and Shovellar AK Journal of
Feline Medicine & Surgery18 pp551–570 discusses what to be
alert to regarding your cat's health.
This condition is very common in cats. It is usually linked to an
imbalance in urine pH, and many of these cats develop struvite crystals.
It is not the same thing as a urinary tract infection.
In the worst case, these
cats can develop a life-threatening urinary tract blockage. If this
happens, your cat needs a vet, NOW! Harpsie nearly died of this problem so
it is a subject close to my heart.
Biller B, Berg J, Garrett L, Ruslander D, Wearing R, Abbott B, Patel M,
Smith D & Bryan C Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association52(4) pp181-204 gives the latest
guidelines for treating cancer in cats. Please note that chemotherapy is
available for cats and they do not normally experience the sort of side
effects commonly seen in humans.
Hammerle M, Horst C, Levine E, Overall K, Radosta L, Rafter-Ritchie M, Yin
S Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 51(4)
pp205-221 offers guidelines on the management of feline behaviour.
Overall KL, Rodan I, Beaver BV, Carney H, Crowell-Davis S, Hird N, Kudrak
S & Wexler-Mitchel E; Panel on Feline Behavior Guidelines; American
Association of Feline Practitioners Journal of the American Veterinary
Medical Association227(1) pp70-84 has information on feline
Carney HC, Sadek TP, Curtis TM, Halls V, Heath S, Hutchison P, Mundschenk
K & Westropp JL Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery16
pp579–598 aim to help manage and treat and hopefully resolve feline
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accurate, but I am NOT a vet, just an ordinary person who has lived
through CKD with three cats. This website is for educational purposes
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trying any of the treatments described herein, you MUST consult a
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