FELINE HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER

Cats deserve to be the center of attention (at least, that’s what they said when we asked), so we’ve created a portal to a world of cat-only content to help us all keep them happy, healthy, and running the show. Find new facts and review your knowledge in this comprehensive feline health library. 

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Follow this case-based quiz as Sadie, the 5-year-old coughing cat, undergoes a diagnostic investigation to determine the cause of her clinical signs. Test your knowledge along the way to determine how to differentiate heartworm disease from other common causes of coughing in cats.

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Did you know osteoarthritis affects 60% of adult cats? Follow the interactive case of Abby, a 13-year-old cat, to get tips on how to detect and treat feline OA, including an introduction to a revolutionary, new FDA-approved treatment.

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Vaccine options have changed for our feline friends in recent years. Follow the case of Jasper, the domestic longhair cat, as he seeks a personalized vaccination plan, and test your vaccine knowledge base along the way.

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When are antibiotics indicated in feline upper respiratory disease? Which are effective? See how Annie’s case unfolded to get the answers and refresh yourself on feline upper respiratory tract disease.

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Making sure cats—and cat owners—feel comfortable at the clinic is key to catching feline OA early. Take home some tips from this cat-centered approach.

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A smooth, uneventful anesthetic event as a result of good preanesthesia can lead to decreased stress and increased overall job satisfaction for the veterinary team. Check out these real-world cases that demonstrate balanced analgesia using buprenorphine.

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Concerns over injection site sarcomas can lead veterinarians to avoid recommending the noncore yet highly effective feline leukemia vaccine, even for cats at risk for exposure. Explore the data to help clients rationally weigh the benefits and risks of vaccination.

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Make the most of feline wellness visits with point-of-care testing that shows clients the value of their visits. See how Ruby’s new family benefited from in-house diagnostics.

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Both indoor and outdoor cats are at risk for heartworm, and more of them are infected than you might think. Learn why heartworm prevention is essential cat care.

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FELINE OSTEOARTHRITIS PORTAL

Your Resource to Identifying & Treating Feline Chronic Pain

Cats complain plenty when the food bowl is empty, but they use a different language when they’re in pain. From CE offerings to interactive content, explore these resources to help more cats with chronic pain and osteoarthritis.

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Assessing quality of life isn’t one-size-fits-all. Consider these evidence-based factors for degenerative joint disease in cats.

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Are your feline patients hiding pain? Find out how your OA knowledge stacks up with this self-quiz.

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Although osteoarthritis (OA) is not curable, the intensity of OA pain can be slowed if identified and treated early. Equip your team and your clients with the tools necessary to ensure these patients retain good quality of life.

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Most cats aren't fans of visiting the vet and taking regular pills. But those can be regular requirements for cats with chronic disease. Make life easier on everyone with these expert tips.

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LIFELINE

Your Lifeline to Feline Health

As a veterinarian, you are a cat owner’s lifeline to a long and healthy life for their beloved family member. Let’s work together to create a more cat-compassionate world. When we educate cat owners about how important comprehensive visits are—establishing baseline knowledge of their cat's "normal", ruling out potential issues, vaccination, and preventive care—we can improve early diagnosis and intervention.

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Dogs and cats have different requirements for safe and effective anesthesia. Understand these 5 principal differences in anesthetic management for canine and feline patients.

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Knowing when to prescribe antimicrobial treatment is integral to daily practice due to the increase in antimicrobial resistance in humans and animals. Learn what steps to take to ensure good antimicrobial stewardship in your clinic.

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Feline parasites can impact both cat and human health. Uncover what parasites are most prevalent and how to look for them.

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Visits to the veterinary practice can be traumatic for cats—and their owners. Implement these tips and tricks to create a low-stress environment for feline patients.

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NSAIDs are helpful for postoperative analgesia in healthy cats, but they have the potential to adversely affect kidney perfusion. Explore the results of this study that examined the effects of perioperative NSAIDs on renal function.

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An expert lists 5 tips for enriching an indoor cat’s environmental and social needs.

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Feline Osteoarthritis with Dr. Colleran

In this episode, we connect with Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP, to discuss the growing prevalence of feline osteoarthritis (OA), including treating and managing OA-associated pain. Cats are never themselves when in the clinic, which can complicate obtaining an accurate pain assessment. Dr. Colleran also shares expert tips and tools for conducting pain assessments, obtaining a thorough patient history, and getting pet owners to maintain good follow-up and compliance.

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Explore 5 unique clinical characteristics between your canine and feline patients.

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Osteoarthritis pain can be a serious health problem in cats, and changes in behavior could be signs of this disease. Snag this checklist to share with pet owners to help them determine whether any of their cat's activities and behaviors may be signs of osteoarthritis.

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Up your feline osteoarthritis examination skills. In these how-to videos, Dr. Duncan Lascelles demonstrates how a simple and successful OA examination can be accomplished by following a 3-stage approach that includes owner assessment.

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Are your feline OA pain diagnoses adding up? Snag this easy-to-use OA prevalence checklist to make time spent in the exam room more efficient.