Prescription diets are diets for cats to provide supportive care for a sick cat, prevent, manage or treat a medical condition. These diets only used to be available from a veterinarian; however, the majority are readily available to purchase online.
At a glance
- Origin: United States of America
- Lifespan: 12-14 years
- Energy: High
- Temperament: Intelligent, active, curious, playful
- Weight: Males 5-6 kg (11 – 13 lbs), females 4-5 kg (8.8 – 11 lbs)
- Coat: Short to medium
- Grooming: Weekly
- Cost: $1,500 – $2,500
- Good with children? Yes
- Also called: Wolf cat, Werewolf cat
The Lykoi is a unique breed with the look of a werewolf. Named and co-founded by cat breeder Patti Thomas, the Lykoi is the result of selective breeding of several domestic cats who were born with a mutation that made their fur unique.
X-rays (radiographs) are a common non-invasive diagnostic procedure in veterinary medicine to see inside the body which uses a type of radiation called electromagnetic waves.
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A dental extraction (exodontia) is a medical procedure in which the veterinarian removes a damaged or diseased tooth or in some cases, multiple teeth. Diseased teeth cause considerable pain and impact on a cat’s quality of life. Cats do well after dental extractions and even those who have had all teeth removed (due to stomatitis), are still able to eat well.
As a cat moves into middle-age and onward, wellness checks become essential. A physical examination will provide valuable information to a veterinarian, but what they can’t do is give a picture of everything that is happening on the inside; this is where diagnostic tests come into play.