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  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) represents the most common myocardial disease in cats. Other variants of cardiomyopathy, including restrictive and dilated cardiomyopathy, account for only 30% of cases seen in this species. Aortic thromboembolism is one of the most serious and difficult-to-manage complications of feline cardiac disease. Most, but not all, cats presenting with signs of aortic thromboembolism are found to have […]

  • The best cat harness and leash [How to make the right choice]

    It turns out that although it is not widespread, walking a cat on a leash is not at absolutely impossible. Like all other animals, your cat will also enjoy outdoor time, the singing of the birds and the scent of cut grass. Even more, walking your cat can turn into another nice way to spend […]

  • Neurological disease

    There are a broad range of diseases in cats which are capable of causing neurological signs. Complete neurological testing is mandatory prior to further diagnostic workup[1]. Diseases of the nervous system of cats: Acquired motor neurone disease Dyslipidemia Hydrocephalus Neuraxonal dystrophy Aortic thromboembolism Encephalitozoon encephalitis Hypervitaminosis A Niemann-Pick disease Arachnoid cysts Episodic weakness Hyperoxaluria Non-suppurative meningoencephalomyelitis Arthrogryposis […]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis VII

    Mucopolysaccharidosis is a rare recessive genetic disease of cats, and a variant form of mucopolysaccharidosis. Only a few cases have been reported. Clinical symptoms are often seen in kittens at 12-14 weeks, including gait abnormalities, an enlarged abdomen, facial dysmorphism, plump paws, corneal clouding. Blood tests may show granulation of neutrophils, vacuolated lymphocytes. Urine test for […]

  • Mucolipidosis

    Mucopolysaccharidosis VI or mucolipidosis is a variant form of mucopolysaccharidosis caused by a deficiency of the enzyme N-acetylglucosamine-1-phosphotransferase (GlcNAc-phosphotransferase). Deficiency in G1cNAc-phosphotransferase leads to decreased enzyme activity, resulting in incomplete degradation of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) dermatan sulfate, and accumulation of breakdown products in cells and tissues. These breakdown products contribute to lysosome damage, cell death, and organ […]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis II

    Mucopolysaccharidosis II is a variant form of mucopolysaccharidosis. In one reported case, a seven-month-old, female Domestic shorthair cat was presented to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, University of Zurich, with abnormal facial features, retarded growth and progressive hindlimb paresis. On physical examination the cat had a flat, broad face with hypertelorism, frontal bossing, small ears and thickened upper and […]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis I

    MPS I is a variant of mucopolysaccharidosis in cats and is a rare recessive disorder due to an enzyme deficiency that causes grossly abnormal neurons in the brain and spinal cord. The facial profile of affected cats is altered: short, broad nose, depressed nasal bridge, prominent forehead, small ears and opacity of the cornea. The affected cat […]

  • Mucopolysaccharidosis

    Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) is a genetic disease of cats that has a number of variants: Mucopolysaccharidosis I Mucopolysaccharidosis II Mucopolysaccharidosis VI Mucopolysaccharidosis VII These diseases are a storage disease which results from excessive accumulation of mucopolysaccharides in lysosomes within cells throughout the cat’s body. Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are lysosomal storage disorders, each caused by the deficiency of […]

  • Siamese

    The Siamese were first bred in Thailand, in the original capital city, Phimai. Pictures of Siamese first appeared in the manuscript “Cat-Book Poems”, written in Thailand sometime between 1350 and 1700. In Thailand, where they are one of several native breeds, they are called Wichien-maat (วิเชียรมาศ, a name meaning “Moon diamond”). In the twentieth century […]

  • Birman

    The Birman is a domestic cat breed, also known as the ‘Sacred Cat of Burma’. It is not to be confused with the Burmese (cat), which is a separate and dissimilar breed. The Birman has a pale coloured body and darker points with deep blue eyes. The Birman breed is recognized[5] by the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA). […]