Medical Articles

Our articles discuss common health concerns and unusual medical problems
unique to the breeding cat, written in a way that is easy to understand

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for members only.


  • * Cat Bite
    A cat bite should never be taken lightly.
    March 2019

  • * Deafness In Cats
    Just like with people, there are different types of deafness from which a cat may suffer. This article discusses both temporary and permanent hearing loss in cats . . .
    September 2013

  • * Diabetes In The Cat
    Feline diabetes is similar to human diabetes. It occurs when your cat either doesn't produce or is unable to process insulin, a hormone that helps regulate glucose or sugar in the blood.
    May 2018

  • * Diaphragmatic Hernia
    A diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm that allows the abdominal contents to move into the chest cavity. It is the second most common type of hernia in cats....
    March 2009

  • Do Cats Cause Schizophrenia?
    This article takes a statistical look at why a controversial article published in National Geographic suggesting a link between cats and schizophrenia may just be mass of misinformation .
    December 2005

  • * Ear Polyps
    Feline inflammatory polyps can be a serious problem. This article discusses symptoms, diagnosis and treatments.
    November 2018

  • * Elizabethan Collar
    An Elizabethan collar is a simple, but often essential addition to every cat breeder's medical kit. Learn about its uses, proper fit and different styles...
    November 2008

  • * How To Quarantine A Cat
    Do you know the best way to quarantine a new addition to your cattery? How do you isolate a kitten that breaks with ringworm? Is home quarantine an effective way to prevent spread of disease?
    November 2014

  • * Hyperthyroidism
    Hyperthyroidism is one of the most common complaints of cats over 8 years of age.
    July 2006

  • * Liver Disease In Cats
    The liver performs vital functions in the body, and if diseased, can prove fatal
    November 2017

  • * Medical Abbreviations
    Reading a veterinarian report or prescription instructions for your cat can sometimes be like reading hieroglyphics... Here is a handy dictionary of medical terms just for the cat breeder.
    September 2016

  • * Pancreatitis
    The cause of pancreatitis is not known. However, recognizing the clinical signs is important as early detection is essential.
    July 2018

  • * Stress & Your Cat's Health
    Like with people, stress can adversely affect your cat's health
    February 2006



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