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Cat Scratch Fever

Cat Scratch Fever. While it may be a catchy song title, the “real thing” is incredibly scary.  Ted Nugent will want to stick to singing the song, and leave the disease alone. Cat Scratch Fever is also known as Cat…

Laddering Ages Of Pets

Laddering. That’s what financial experts call the process of purchasing investments with maturity dates from six months to a few years apart. The concept is supposed to trigger a visual of rungs on a ladder, with each investment representing a…

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Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

Cancer. Whether human or animal it is one of the most dreaded diseases known. Dr. Rodney Page hopes to put a dent in cancer, at least in dog cancer. He is the lead investigator at the prestigious Robert H. and…

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Fibrosarcoma In Cats

Fibrosarcoma in cats is generally considered by veterinarians to be one of our most frustrating cancerous conditions. Fibrosarcoma (FSA) falls into a category of soft tissue sarcomas (STSs). STSs are cancerous growths that arise from the skin or subcutaneous (under…

Feline Nighttime Vocalization

Feline Nighttime Vocalization(FNV) is an infrequently-occurring but serious disorder. The resulting sleep loss is not only a problem for your kitty, but sleep loss in humans is known to be linked to many health disorders, some of which can lead…

Fleas Make Cats Go Up High

My cousin, Judy, (one of my late Uncle Sam’s daughters) in Florida writes: “Do you do counseling on cats? I think ours has gone psycho on us. We missed last month’s flea treatment and now are afraid we have fleas…

False Positive, False Negative

Run a test. Get a result. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it. However, the wicket gets sticky when you realize that every test we run requires interpretation. Few are simply “yes” or “no,” “black” or “white.” When results are dramatically different…