Carboplatin (Paraplatin) For Cats

Carboplatin for cats

Carboplatin (kar-bo-pla-tin) is a broad-spectrum platinum-containing antineoplastic (anticancer) chemotherapy drug sold under the brand name Paraplatin. It is used to treat a variety of carcinomas and sarcomas including squamous cell carcinoma, mediastinal carcinoma, pleural adenocarcinoma, pulmonary carcinoma, nasal carcinoma, anal sac apocrine gland adenocarcinoma, colonic adenocarcinoma, mammary gland carcinoma, urinary tract carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, feline vaccine-associated sarcomas, thyroid adenocarcinoma, melanoma and osteosarcoma.

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Can Cats and Dogs Transmit Coronavirus (COVID-19) to Humans?

Can cats transmit novel coronavirus?

The world is currently in the grip of a coronavirus outbreak (renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation), which was first reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China on 31st December 2019. The virus originated from Chinese horseshoe bats and jumped species via an intermediate host, thought to be the pangolin – a delicacy in Chinese culture and the world’s most trafficked animal – and from the pangolin to humans. While we suspect the virus jumped from animals to humans, the main route of infection appears to be human to human.

COVID-19 produces flu-like symptoms in people, the elderly and people with an underlying medical condition are at the greatest risk.

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Struvite Stones in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Struvite stones in cats

What are struvite stones?

Struvite stones are rock-hard minerals (uroliths) which form in the urinary bladder and are composed of magnesium, ammonium and phosphate. Struvite and calcium oxalate are the most common type of stones in cats. Less common stones include ammonium biurate, cystine and uric acid.

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Cat Tail Language – What Your Cat’s Tail Is Telling You

Cat tail language

Cat tail language

A cat’s tail can tell us a lot about how the cat is feeling and is a valuable communication tool not only between cats but also to communicate emotions to humans.

Paying attention to the cat’s tail is just one part of a larger picture. The position of the body, eyes and whiskers, as well as vocalisations (meowing, hissing, purring, chirping), are also important clues as to how the cat is feeling.

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Can Cats Eat Bananas?

Can cats eat bananas?

Can cats eat bananas?

Bananas are non-toxic to cats and safe for a cat to eat in moderation. [1]

Bananas are rich in vitamin B6, manganese, vitamin C, potassium and dietary fibre. However, because cats have evolved to consume a meat diet, they are not able to digest plant material as effectively as omnivores and herbivores.

Snacks should make up no more than 10% of a cat’s diet. Cats are obligate carnivores which means they need to consume meat to survive as they are unable to manufacture some vitamins, amino acids and fatty acids and must obtain them in their pre-formed state from the meat and organs they consume. Some cats do enjoy the additional non-meat treats including fruit, vegetables, eggs, cheese and yoghurt.

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