Dental Health Food Success Story

A few years ago, Dr. Helfer, a doctor on our GVH team, had a pet with severe dental disease. The cat, a beautiful Siamese, was in repeatedly for dental procedures because of how severe the dental disease was. Medically, the patient needed a dental cleaning every 6 to 8 months. Shortly after, Hill’s Science Diet, [...]

Resolutions From the Cat

With the New Year’s Day approaching, I decided it was time to start taking better care of myself and improve my behavior so that you would be proud of me.  So I have been contemplating how best to improve myself. Since I am trying to start the New Year by bettering myself, I will start [...]

Stress Relief For Your Cat With Feliway

Do you have a cat that scratches the furniture, sprays, or hides under the bed for most of the day? Do you have multiple cats that hiss at each other and fight? If this sounds familiar your feline friend(s) may be feeling stressed. Things like moving, redecorating, traveling, or a visit to the groomer or [...]

What is a Pyometra?

Mrs. Jones was waiting in the exam room with Princess on a busy Monday morning.  I greeted them with a “Good morning, Ladies!” Ms. Jones had a nervous smile in reply.  “Dr. Hanlon, I am worried about Princess.  She hasn’t had a good appetite for the past week and now she is drinking water like [...]

Most Commonly Treated Cat Toxins

Over the years the team at Gilbertsville Veterinary Hospital has seen many cats that have accidently ingested some common household items. Here is a list of the top most commonly treated cat toxins: Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications (NSAIDS): The most common include Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Just like their canine counterparts, cats are very sensitive to these types [...]

Common Questions About Diabetes in My Pet

If your pet was recently diagnosed with diabetes, you may have a lot of questions and your veterinarian is your best resource for answers. After receiving the diagnosis, you were probably educated about a treatment plan and follow up testing. With all this new information, it is common to feel overwhelmed and have a lot [...]

Indoor Only Cats

Amanda M. Theodore, VMD, GVH Veterinarian Your pet’s lifestyle makes a big impact on their health, and one of the most important lifestyle choices that cat owners make is whether their pets will live indoors, outdoors or some combination of the two. Where your cat lives will influence their diet and activity level as well [...]

Getting Your Cat in The Carrier

Most cat owners understand and dread the idea of having to place their normally sweet, gentle kitty into a carrier for a trip to the veterinarian. Getting your cat in the carrier can result in your perfectly peaceful feline turning into a ball of claws and teeth, fighting to flee. First, it is important to start [...]

Choosing the Best Way to Transport Your Cat

We all dread the idea of having to place our normally calm, cuddly kitty into a cat carrier for the stressful trip to the veterinarian. By the time the trip is done you may feel like you have fought the battle of the century. Choosing the best cat carrier for your cat can help make [...]

Feline Leukemia

Feline leukemia is a high-mortality disease caused by the feline leukemia virus (FeLV). FeLV produces immunosuppression, meaning the body is unable to fight off disease, which can then lead to other disease or infections such as respiratory or gastro-intestinal disease. Cats that survive these initial diseases may later develop some form of cancer, hence the [...]

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