July 4, 2022

Older CH Cats

As some of you remember from chat, now that Tardy is getting up there in years (almost 13) we have been noticing him slowing down a bit, getting up to greet us less often, and just seeming a little 'down'. Since we know he's broken his sternum in the past, dislocated a hip, and lost some teeth, and we're SURE there's more that we don't know about, we thought he might need a little extra something to [Read more]
July 4, 2022

Aggression

The reason why you've gotten so many suggestions to neuter Vicious is that it really CAN help lower aggression, particularly in male cats. You said that he's a young kitty - just under a year - and kitties that age is a bit aggressive at any rate and when you mix hormones with it, well, you get the picture. I do recommend neutering - because it will likely help - but it's not the only thing you should be concerned about. [Read more]
July 4, 2022

Anesthesia #3

Neurologic injury from anesthesia is caused by a period of inadequate oxygen delivery to the brain. The severity of the neurologic damage is proportional to the length of time the brain is oxygen-deprived. The part of the brain involved in vision is particularly sensitive to lack of oxygen so blindness is the most common symptom, more severe deficits are certainly possible. [Read more]
July 4, 2022

Anesthesia #2

I am a veterinary anesthesiologist so I can answer any questions you have about your kitty's anesthesia. There are no medical contraindications to any anesthetic technique in CH. However, I think there are "experiential" (if that's a word;-)) considerations, particularly with respect to recovery from general anesthesia. [Read more]
July 4, 2022

Consultation

Cornell University has the top veterinary college in the United States. They offer a variety of clinical services as well, including a phone consultation for a fee ($55). [Read more]