Cat Health Examination – What To Expect

Have you ever wondered what your 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

What is a basal cell tumour?

A basal cell tumour is a slow-growing tumour that originates from the basal layer, which is the innermost layer of the epidermis. These tumours make up between 15-25% of all skin tumours found in cats and are most common in middle-aged to senior cats. There is an increased incidence in Persian and Himalayan breeds.

Basal cell tumours may be benign (basal cell tumour) or low-grade malignant (basal cell carcinoma). The majority of feline basal cell tumours are benign and malignant basal cell carcinomas rarely metastasise (spread to other parts of the body).

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How To Clean Your Cat’s Teeth

Why should I clean my cat’s teeth?

Plaque is a sticky biofilm that coats the teeth. It is 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?

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.

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