Feline Dysphagia (Difficult Swallowing) Dysphagia is the medical term used to describe difficulty in swallowing. Dysphagia has many different causes, some of which are treatable and some are not. Diagnosing and treating the problem early can help increase the chances of a positive outcome. Dysphagia may be a mild problem in some animals, or it may cause extreme distress in some patients.
Like us, cats don't stay young forever - they age. While some aspects of getting old may not be much fun, getting old is not all bad. Each stage of life has its joys, pleasures and drawbacks. Middle age for a cat, which is between 8 and 10 years of age, is a kind of gray zone during which the cat is busily engaged in the process of life without any particular physical or mental deterioration to hamper him.
Our question this week was: Dear Doc, I just got a new job and will be working an entirely different shift. Will this change affect my cats? Betty Lou Columbus, Ohio Answer Dear Betty Lou, Great question. We forget how many Americans are not typical 9 to 5ers! Any change in your cats schedule can affect them and cause stress.
Overview of Canine Pollakiuria (Frequent Small Urinations) Pollakiuria is the voiding or passing of small quantities of urine more frequently than normal. Although some dogs urinate more frequently than others, it is important to establish what is normal for your dog, and to contact your veterinarian if pollakiuria is evident.
Cherry Eye in Cats “Cherry eye” is the term used for the prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid. It may occur in one or both eyes. Cherry eye is an uncommon occurrence in the cat. Causes of Cherry Eye A weakness of the ligamentous attachment of the gland of the third eyelid is believed to be the most common cause in the cat.
Overview of Atropine Ophthalmic Solution for Dogs and Cats Atropine is a drug used topically to relieve pain and spasm of the iris caused by corneal ulcers, uveitis (inflammation inside the eye) and other painful conditions of the eye in dogs and cats. Atropine belongs to a class of drugs known as anticholinergic or parasympatholytic agents.