urinary tract infection

Answers On Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Farrida has some interesting questions about her kitty with Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD).  Not only can we answer Farrida’s questions, but many cat owners may have similar misunderstandings of the disease process.  Read on for a greater understanding: Dear Dr. Randolph We have two cats one male and one female. Our male cat […]

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  January 24, 2011   No comments

At The Laboratory With My Pet’s Doctor: Urinalysis

In an ongoing series, MyPetsDoctor.com has informed you about laboratory tests your pet is likely to have performed as routine screening tests, as preoperative tests, and as tests designed to diagnose illness. Today we’re going to look at tests commonly performed on urine. The most basic is urinalysis, which is performed in two parts. First, let’s […]

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  December 7, 2009   No comments

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Feline Leukemia Virus. Few words are scarier to a cat lover than those. And, with good reason, even though a positive Feline Leukemia Virus test is not always a death sentence. Let’s look at both the disease and testing in detail. Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) is a retrovirus, meaning that it uses an enzyme called […]

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  August 24, 2009   4 comments

Convenia Injection Chosen Over Oral Antibiotics

Convenia, the long-acting antibiotic injection that maintains antibiotic levels in a dog or cat’s bloodstream for up to two weeks is the hot topic this week. Let’s look at another case in which Convenia worked out well. Fritzi is a Shih Tzu who weighs 20 pounds and has a urinary tract infection. A urinalysis revealed […]

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  August 17, 2009   53 comments

Convenia’s Many Uses

As the use of Convenia long-acting antibiotic injection widens many MyPetsDoctor.com readers are writing in with questions about it. “Can it be used for upper respiratory infections?” “Can it be used for urinary tract infections?” “Can it be used for skin infections?” The answer to all of these questions is “yes”. In fact, your pet’s […]

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  July 24, 2009   12 comments

Martha’s Laboratory Test Results

Great news for Martha! Martha’s test results are back and I’m happy to report that our initial worries reported July 2, 2009 prior to testing were not confirmed. Martha does have a couple of a common feline kidney problems. It is important to understand about kidneys that they have many, many functions. While we won’t […]

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  July 6, 2009   No comments

Turbo Update Three

Turbo, The Energizer Bunny Of The Cat World, has had a little setback. For the whole story read Turbo’s original post, Turbo The Miracle Cat,  Turbo Has Maggots and Turbo: Update On A Sick Kitty. Once before Turbo’s owner had called to say Turbo was complaining when he urinated. We performed a urinalysis in the office and sent […]

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  June 11, 2009   No comments