A Cat Owner’s Guide to Feline Leukemia and FIV

Cats are pretty self-sufficient, but they still need our help in many ways. When it comes to protecting them against infectious diseases, there is plenty a proactive cat owner can do to help their feline family member stay healthy. 

In particular, serious retroviruses such as those that cause feline leukemia and FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus) are a concern. Maywood Veterinary Clinic knows how important your cat is to you and wants to be sure that your knowledge is up to par on these potentially fatal diseases.

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Understanding a Cat’s Nemesis: Feline Kidney Disease

Cats are pretty hardy, what with their nine lives and all, but they aren’t invincible. At The Maywood Veterinary Clinic one of the most common problems that we see in cats is chronic kidney disease.

Feline kidney disease is a common and potentially life-threatening problem that cat owners should understand – after all, knowledge is power.

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How to Tell if Your Cat is Sick

Cat behavior is key to telling if your cat is sick.Cats are notorious for masking symptoms of pain or illness, making it quite difficult for most owners to know whether their cat is sick or not. Because cats are innately wired to act OK even when they’re ill, it’s important to know what signs to look for in order to keep your pet happy and healthy.  

The Subtle Signs of Illness in Cats

There are some obvious situations that require veterinary care, such as when your cat is struck by a vehicle, attacked by another animal, or when they exhibit serious symptoms, like collapse. However, subtle signs your cat may be in trouble include: Continue…