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Category Archives: Feline

Improving Quality of Life in a BIG WAY

Dogs and cats present with all types of diseases and conditions every week here at the Cuyahoga Falls Veterinary Clinic, and while many of these are routine to one degree or another and somewhat easily diagnosed, we get thrown some real curveballs. This is a story of one such curveball that has shown that when [...]

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Cats Swallow The Darndest Things

You know how most cats won’t take a pill even if you bury it in fillet mignon? And what’s up with cats who turn their nose up to variety after variety of premium cat foods? Some of these feline princes and princesses act like they own the world when it comes to the food they [...]

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QUIZ TIME! Working w/ the CVCA School Of Medical Professions, Part 1

I’ve been fortunate over the past couple of years to spend some time with Juniors and Seniors from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy‘s School of Medical Professions (SOMP). Mr. Rick Lyons has put together a very good program that both exposes the medically inclined high school students to a variety of career options as well as [...]

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A Look Back To 2013, The Interesting And The Rare

One of the reasons we like veterinary medicine is because no two days are the same. We see rare and interesting cases and presentations every day and we have to be on our toes all the time. Here are some of the more unusual cases from 2013, and for more, visit our Flickr Set. Dentigerous [...]

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Urinary Obstruction in a Male Cat

We’ve had a few things to say about urinary health on the pages of this blog, and today we’re going to talk about the life-threatening emergency situation that is a male cat with urinary obstruction. Urinary Crystals,as seen through microscope Distended Bladder This is more of a problem for male cats than females because of [...]

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Laser Declaw: The Gold Standard for Surgical Technique

Nearly four years ago I wrote a post entitled “Laser Declaw: The Best Comfort For Your Kitty.” Since that time, the post has been read by internet searchers from all over the state, the country and in several part of the world. We’ve had feline owners come to us from many miles away so that [...]

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Financially Planning for Kittenhood

So you just got a kitten and you’ve heard that there are some things you need to do for your him/her to get off on the right foot. Food is the first thing you had to think about, and truth be told, you already bought a bag before you found this post. No problem. You [...]

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How Much To Feed A Cat

Ever wonder why some cats seem to just pack on the pounds? And when they get a little chubby, and you try to cut back on the calories, they just seem to get more and more chubby? Let’s chat. Cats & Calories The average cat needs 50 calories per kilogram per day to sustain a [...]

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Frequently Googled Questions, pt. 3

It’s time for our next installment of Frequently Googled Questions! In case you missed them, here are the links for the First and Second episodes. Before we officially get started with #3, though, I want to make a comment about Dr. Google. While researching on the internet, please do not come to the conclusion that [...]

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Case Of The Month: Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy (FHO)

In this version of Case Of The Month, I want to touch on a surgical procedure called a Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy, or FHO for sort. When a dog experiences debilitating hip dysplasia, a particular growth deficiency of the hip joint, or suffers a significant injury to their hip (particularly the head of the [...]

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