Let’s talk cannabis.
> Dr. Google is bad. Dr. Ask is good.
> The 2018 Farm Bill defined hemp as any cannabis product containing less than 0.3% THC (this allows me to talk about it).
> It is anticipated the classification of cannabis will change from Schedule I (drugs that have no medical use like heroin &...Continue Reading
FIP is a devastating disease with currently no treatment. However, a new medication is showing promise for cats infected with FIP. Read more here. For general information about FIP, click here....Continue Reading
New Hyperthyroid Guidelines The AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) has approved new guidelines in the diagnosis and treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats. They can be viewed here: http://www.catvets.com/guidelines/practice-guidelines/feline-hyperthyroidism ...Continue Reading
Are raw diets good for your cat? The veterinary community will probably answer this question with a resounding "NO." There is no evidence to support any benefit to feeding your cat a raw diet. There is enough evidence to show health implications to humans & enough case studies documenting adverse effects in cats when feeding a raw diet. Please read this article for more information. Continue Reading
SDMA & Chronic Kidney disease. It is estimated that 1 in 3 cats will develop some sort of kidney disease. Recently, a new, more sensitive kidney blood test has become available to help detect and treat kidney disease in cats. The traditional creatinine blood test only became elevated when 75% of both kidneys were not working. The new SDMA test becomes elevated when 40% of both kidneys are not working, making it a much more sensitive test to help detect kidney disease in c...Continue Reading
To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate? The importance of vaccines cannot be understated and the current "anti-vaccine mentality" has the potential to do a great disservice to the cat population. Your cat needs to be vaccinated, even if your cat is "indoor only" or has a low exposure. At Cats Only Veterinary Hospital, we tailor vaccines to each individual cat and only use the Purevax non-adjuvanted vaccines. We only follow the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practit...Continue Reading
Grain free diets. What do the experts think. One popular trend in the commercial pet food industry, especially for cats, are grain-free diets. These diets typically avoid corn, wheat and soy products and market the use of other "natural ingredients. This is a relatively new phenomenon in the pet food industry. Click here to read what the e...Continue Reading