Cat Health Examination – What To Expect

Cat health examination, what to expect

Have you ever wondered what your a veterinarian is checking when they perform their annual examination? Well, we have all the answers here.

Also referred to as a wellness examination, the annual veterinary examination is an important medical evaluation to check the overall health of a cat who may not necessarily have a medical condition.

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Basal Cell Tumour in Cats

Basal cell tumour in cats

What is a basal cell tumour?

Tumours are overgrowths of cells within the body. The name basal cell is an umbrella term to describe tumours which can originate from the basal cell layer of the epidermis (the outer layer of the three layers that make up the skin), hair follicles, sweat and sebaceous glands. They make up between 15-25% of all skin tumours found in cats.

Basal cell tumours are slow-growing. They may be benign (basal cell tumour) or low-grade malignant (basal cell carcinoma), thankfully, 90% of basal cell tumours in cats are benign. Malignant basal cell carcinomas rarely metastasise (spread to other parts of the body).

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How To Clean Your Cat’s Teeth

How to care for a cat's teeth

Why should I clean my cat’s teeth?

Plaque is a sticky biofilm which coats the teeth that contain bacteria which stick to the teeth. Composed of several types of bacteria, some host cells (macrophages, white blood cells, and epithelial cells), organic and inorganic material (saliva, food debris, gingival crevicular fluid and bacterial toxins).

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What Do Cat Fleas Look Like?

Close up of a cat flea

When we think about fleas, most of us picture the adult flea; however, there are four stages to the flea life cycle, and the adult cat flea only makes up 5% of the entire flea population. If we miss just one of those stages, it will be impossible to eliminate fleas. All stages of the life cycle to break the chain of re-infection.

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