Pleural Effusion in Cats

Pleural effusion in cats

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Pleural effusion is an abnormal buildup of fluid up in the pleural cavity, the thin fluid-filled space that lies between the lungs and the chest wall.

Two membranes line the thorax and lungs, and the space between naturally has a small amount of fluid, which helps to lubricate the lungs as he breathes in and out. Small blood vessels in the pleural lining produce this fluid, blood and lymph nodes take away excess fluid to keep it all in balance.

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Chicken Liver For Cats – Benefits & How To Prepare

Chicken liver for cats

Can cats eat chicken liver?

Yes, chicken liver is safe for cats to eat in moderation, but must only make up a small percentage of your cat’s diet — 5 % at most per week. Liver contains many nutrients which are essential to good health. However, the liver stores vitamin A and cats who consumes moderate to large amounts are at risk of vitamin A toxicosis. This is a slow and progressive disease which can take months to develop, in some cases, irreversible damage has occurred.

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Tick Borne Diseases in Cats

Tick borne diseases in cats

What are ticks?

Ticks are small ectoparasites, meaning they live on the outside of their host, and are members of the arachnid family (spiders and mites are also members of this family). There are over 800 species of tick, and their distribution is worldwide. Australia has around 70 species of tick. There are several diseases cats can pick up from tick bites which we will cover below.

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Visiting A Sick Cat At The Vet

Visiting a sick cat at the veterinary hospital

Sometimes it may be necessary for your cat to stay at the veterinary surgery for a period to be treated for and/or recovery from an illness or surgery. Hospitalisation of a cat is often a difficult time for both the cat and the owner and many people ask if they should visit your cat while he is at the hospital.

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Cat Urinating Outside Litter Tray

Cat urinating outside litter tray
Inappropriate urination is one of the most common issues that cat owners face and causes a huge amount of frustration and is one of the most common reasons why cat owners surrender a cat to a shelter. Most cats are fastidiously clean animals and prefer to go to the toilet in a clean place where they can bury their urine and feces. There are many reasons which can loosely be broken into two causes; medical or behavioural.

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