General Health

Good information to help your pet live a healthy life.  (And, may also help you to be healthier, too!)

What is "Cushing's Disease"?

The term "Cushing's disease" is borrowed from human medicine, and is another phrase for hyperadrenocorticism.  This condition is caused by excess levels of the hormone cortisol in the body.

While cats are the most popular pet in the United States, their most common behavioral problem, house-soiling with urine or feces, is very unpopular with their owners.  In fact, house-soiling may lead to outdoor banishment, relinquishment, or euthanasia.  This article will touch primarily on inappropriate urination.

Leptospirosis is the name for disease caused by bacteria of the genus, Leptospira. The many strains of this bacteria survive in various hosts, including many wildlife species (raccoons, rodents, skunks,etc) and domestic food animals, such as cattle.

Pet Loss

We never enter into these relationships thinking about the eventual loss we will suffer of one of the most non-judgemental and supportive companions in our lives.

Sarcoptic mange (scabies) is a curable skin disease caused by the mite, Sarcoptes scabiei.

Traveling with your cat can be challenging but there are steps you can take to make the experience if not pleasant then at least less stessful.

Although we can learn a lot by performing a physical exam on your pet, there are some signs of disease that can only be detected with further testing.  This applies to seemingly healthy pets, also.