How to Detect and Prevent Heart Disease in Pets

Veterinary cardiologists at North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine are sharing advice on how to detect and prevent cardiac disease in our dogs and cats. While some pets are born with inherited heart problems that can be corrected with surgery and other treatments, others can develop heart disease as they get older, about … Continue reading How to Detect and Prevent Heart Disease in Pets

Does Your Cat Have a Hanging Belly? A Vet Explains the “Primordial Pouch”

Obesity is a common problem in domestic cats, but your cat’s hanging belly doesn’t necessarily mean that she is overweight.  The low hanging flap of extra fur, skin, and fat that you may notice on some cats’ undersides is called a primordial pouch. The primordial pouch is common to all cats—male and female--including big cats … Continue reading Does Your Cat Have a Hanging Belly? A Vet Explains the “Primordial Pouch”

“Purrfect Weight” App Helps Cat Owners Track Feline Obesity

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Feline Health Center has developed a free iOS app called Purrfect Weight that lets cat owners track the progress of a feeding program designed to promote weight loss in overweight cats. An app for Android phones is in the works. Obesity is a common problem in many cats, … Continue reading “Purrfect Weight” App Helps Cat Owners Track Feline Obesity

Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds

With summer now in full swing, pet owners need to be more aware of the heat-related dangers that can impact dogs, cats, and other pets.  Did you know that some dog breeds are at higher risk for heatstroke than others? A recent article in Nature’s Scientific Reports studied the incidence and risk factors for heat-related … Continue reading Risk for Heatstroke Rises in Certain Dog Breeds