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Nutrition

Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition by Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM

Feeding Cats for Health by Anne of catnutrition.org

Feline Nutrition at Max's House

Diabetes and Obesity: The preventable epidemics by Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq.

Obesity in Cats: how to get a cat to lose weight

The "Catkins" diet: The feline diet: a historical look - Notes from presentation by Dr. Deborah Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

The Carnivore Connection to Nutrition in Cats by Dr. Debra Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM; Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA 12/1/02)

Feline Diabetes: The Influence of Diet by Elisa Katz, DVM CVA

Feline Diabetes Mellitus - Antech News, Dec 2003

Dietary Recommendations for Cats with DM by Dr. Deborah Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Why Cats Need Canned Food by Jean Hofve, DVM

Canned Cat Food Nutritional Information by Janet & Binky

Canned Cat Food Chart frequently asked questions

Pottenger's Cats - A Study in Nutrition

Food Allergies

Deconstructing the Regulatory Façade Why Confused Consumers Feed their Pets Ring Dings and Krispy Kremes. A criticism of the pet food industry/regulation by a Harvard law student

What Dry Food Does to Your Cat's Teeth by Guillermo Díaz, MV

A collection of articles and shared experiences on dry food at Wikia

Vet journals/dry food causes disease in cats A list of research compiled by Fiona MacMillan. Includes published articles on the dangers inherent in many commercial diets, especially dry food.

The Relation Between Dental Disease and Canned Food by Shawn Messonnier DVM

Do Dogs and Cats Need Grains? by Steve Brown and Beth Taylor

Eight strikes against fishy feeding from CatNutrition.org blog



Diabetes Mellitus

Feline Diabetes The original internet guide and message forum for feline diabetes

YourDiabeticCat.com Forum dedicated to management of diabetes using Dr. Hodgkins' tight regulation protocol

Diabetic Cat Care Forum for care of diabetic cats using Dr. Hodgkins' tight regulation protocol

Protocol for Success in Managing Feline Diabetes by Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq.

Feline Diabetes and Diet: The High Carbohydrate Culprit by Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM

Diabetes and Obesity: The preventable epidemics by Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq.

Feline Diabetes: The Influence of Diet by Elisa Katz, DVM CVA

Diets for Diabetic Cats by Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq.

Diabetes Blood Glucose Testing Thanks to Carolyn from FelineDiabetes.com (FDMB) for compiling this information!

Dietary Recommendations for Cats with DM by Dr. Deborah Greco, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Canned Cat Food Nutritional Information by Janet & Binky

Canned Cat Food Chart frequently asked questions

Evaluation of long-term home monitoring of blood glucose concentrations in cats with diabetes mellitus: 26 cases (1999–2002)

Evaluation of five portable blood glucose meters for use in dogs

Pet Diabetes Wiki

Pet Diabetes

Steroid side-effects--Skin tears & Diabetes Warning: Graphic pictures of skin tears

Steroids - risks & benefits

Steroid-induced Sugarcat Research Project

Yahoo! Feline CRF-FD group

Treating Diabetes Holistically by Dr. Larry Siegler

Somogyi rebound mini-FAQ

Somogyi rebound

Capillary blood collection valuable tool in at-home diabetes management

Home Testing of Blood Glucose for Diabetic Cats Slideshow and video demo of how to test blood glucose.

Blood Glucose Monitoring

Home Blood Glucose Testing for Diabetic Cats

Tilly Diabetes German site on treating diabetes with Lantus

Understanding feline diabetes mellitus Drs. Rand and Marshall

Treatment of diabetic neuropathy with methylcobalamin - Jasper's page

Update on Feline Diabetes Mellitus by Claudia E. Reusch, DECVIM-CA, Clinic for Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Zuerich, Zuerich. World Small Animal Veterinary Congress (WSAVA) 2006.

The latest management recommendations for cats and dogs with nonketotic diabetes mellitus by Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

Feline Diabetes Mellitus by David Church. WSAVA 2006

Feline Diabetes: New ways of looking at an old enemy by Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq.

Feline Hypertension: Risks, Diagnosis and Management Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)

Home Blood Glucose Testing for Diabetic Pets by Cheri & Louis

Acromegaly and other Hi-Dose conditions Thanks to the dedicated caregivers of cats with acromegaly that compiled this information!



Obesity

Diabetes and Obesity: The preventable epidemics by Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq.

Feline Obesity: An Epidemic of Fat Cats by Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM

Obesity by Anne at CatNutrition.org

Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition by Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM

Obesity in Cats: how to get a cat to lose weight



Gastro-intestinal Disorders (such as IBD)

Feeding Cats for Health - Anne of catnutrition.org

Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition by Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM

Cobalamin - diagnostic use and therapeutic considerations - Texas A&M GI Lab

Feline And Canine Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Chronic Diarrhea And Vomiting In Dogs And Cats

Pet Food Companies Under Attack From Leading Pet Insurer - food intolerances on the rise

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Lymphoma in Cats (This portion of the lecture notes is pretty far down the page... )

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Cat

Winn Feline Health - Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Cat

Winn Feline Foundation Report on Role of Diet in the Health of the Feline Intestinal Tract and in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Corticosteroids (Steroids): Benefits vs. Risks

When to say "no" to steroids

Yahoo! Feline IBD group

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Other Gastrointestinal Issues by Dr. Larry Siegler

Gastrointestinal Function Tests in Dogs and Cats - Antech Diagnostics

Feline triaditis

Feline GI Pearls

Megacolon - American College of Veterinary Surgeons

All About Constipation - Tanya's Comprehensive Guide to Feline Chronic Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease (Chronic Renal Failure)

Chronic Renal Failure

Mythology of Protein Restriction for Dogs with Reduced Renal Function by Kenneth C. Bovée, DVM, MMedSc

Feline CRF Information Center

Current Guidelines for Managing Feline Renal Failure

Recent Advances in the Dietary Management of Chronic Renal Failure in Cats

Pet Health Library - kidney failure

Canned Cat Food Nutritional Information by Janet & Binky

Canned Cat Food Chart frequently asked questions

Canned Food Nutritional Information by Kat Karma

Yahoo! Feline CRF-FD group

Kidney Disease in Older Cats by Dr. Jean Hofve

About Phosphorus Binders

Dealing with Kidney Failure in Cats and Dogs by Dr. Larry Siegler

Protein in Diet for Humans with Kidney Failure

Calcitriol for Cats & Dogs - Reference Page

Chronic Renal Failure in the Cat by Andrew H. Sparkes, BvetMed, PhD, DECVIM, MRCVS. WSAVA 2006

About Vitamin B Complex

Tanya's Feline Chronic Renal Failure Information Center

Current Concepts for the Management of Chronic Renal Failure in the Dog and Cat--Early Diagnosis and Supportive Care WSAVA 2005; Sherry Sanderson, BS, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN

Protein and calorie effects on progression of induced chronic renal failure in cats Finco DR, Brown SA, Brown CA, Crowell WA, Sunvold G, Cooper TL; Am J Vet Res. 1998 May;59(5):575-82

Effects of dietary protein and calorie restriction in clinically normal cats and in cats with surgically induced chronic renal failure Adams LG, Polzin DJ, Osborne CA, O'Brien TD; Am J Vet Res. 1993 Oct;54(10):1653-62

Feline Hyperthyroidism and its Relation with Renal Function WSAVA 2006 by Sylvie Daminet, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

Feline Hypertension: Risks, Diagnosis and Management Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)

IDEXX SDMA Test

Hyperthyroidism

Feline Hyperthyroidism by Dr. Lisa Pierson, DVM

Is Hill's y/d a Nutritious Diet for Hyperthyroid Cats? Insights into Veterinary Endocrinology by Dr. Mark E. Peterson

Hyperthyroidism Information Center by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center: This site is a wealth of information, including diagnosis and treatment

Hyperthyroidism in Cats by Max's House

Hyperthyroidism: Cats can Live a Normal Life DVM news, September 2001

Feline Hyperthyroidism WSAVA 2001, David Bruyette

Hyperthyroidism in Cats by Feline Advisory Bureau

Multivariate analysis of risk factors for feline hyperthyroidism in New Zealand New Zealand Vet Journal, 2005: Several factors analyzed as potential contributors to hyper-thyroidism. Though pop-top cans are often cited as a causal factor, this study shows several other factors had higher correlations, which calls into question any determination that pop-top cans are at fault.

Feline Hyperthyroidism and its Relation with Renal Function WSAVA 2006 by Sylvie Daminet, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

Use and Misuse of FT4ED in Diagnosing Feline Hyperthyroidism by Antech Diagnostics, October 2001

Feline hyperthyroidism: Weigh the pros and cons of medical, surgical management DVM news, February 2006

Hyperthyroidism by All About Cats Health & Wellness Center

Thyroid Basics by Newman Veterinary

Feline Hyperthyroidism Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists

Feline Hypertension: Risks, Diagnosis and Management Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Influence of Systemic Nonthyroidal Illness on Serum Concentration of Thyroxine in Hyperthyroid Cats

Thyroid Hormone Levels in Cats: Colony Average and the Decrease with Age

Subclinical Hyperthyroidism in Cats: A Spontaneous Model of Subclinical Toxic Nodular Goiter in Humans?

Thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation test to assess thyroid function in severely sick cats.

Measurement of serum concentrations of free thyroxine, total thyroxine, and total triiodothyronine in cats with hyperthyroidism and cats with nonthyroidal disease

Feline Hyperthyroidism In Cats With Normal T4 Levels: The Importance Of Scintigraphy

Survival times for cats with hyperthyroidism treated with iodine 131, methimazole, or both: 167 cases (1996-2003).

Scintigraphy for Feline Hyperthyroidism - Winn Feline Foundation

Scintigraphic findings in 120 hyperthyroid cats - J Feline Med Surg. 2009 Feb;11(2):96-106. Epub 2008 Sep 10



Cystitis, FLUTD, crystals, etc.

Management of Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease by S. Dru Forrester, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease by Andrew H. Sparkes, BvetMed, PhD, DECVIM, MRCVS. WSAVA 2006

Lower Urinary Tract Disease - Feline by David Senior, Professor and Head, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Louisiana State University, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA. WSAVA 2006

Clinical evaluation of commercially available urinary acidification diets in the management of idiopathic cystitis in cats. Markwell PJ, Buffington CA, Chew DJ, Kendall MS, Harte JG, DiBartola SP, J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1999 Feb 1;214(3):361-5.

Clinical evaluation of cats with nonobstructive urinary tract diseases. Buffington CA, Chew DJ, Kendall MS, Scrivani PV, Thompson SB, Blaisdell JL, Woodworth BE, J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1997 Jan 1;210(1):46-50

Idiopathic/Interstitial Cystitis in Cats: Diagnosis and Management Dennis J. Chew, DVM Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine), CAT Buffington, DVM PhD Diplomate ACVN

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disorders (Session 1), Sterile Cystitis (Session 2) Tony Buffington - WSAVA 2001

Idiopathic cystitis: Recurrence rates can impact almost half of patients By: Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM - DVM news magazine, Mar 1, 2006

Amitriptyline treatment for severe recurrent idiopathic cystitis in cats. Chew DJ, Buffington CA, Kendall MS, DiBartola SP, Woodworth BE., J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1998 Nov 1;213(9):1282-6

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Bladder Stones by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease by Danielle A Gunn-Moore

Non-obstructive Idiopathic/Interstitial Cystitis in Cats: Thinking Outside the (Litter) Box Dennis J. Chew, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine), Charles A. Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Treating Cats with Idiopathic Cystitis - What is the evidence? by Joseph W Bartges, DVM, PhD, Dip. ACVIM, Dip. ACVN

Urinalysis Revisited by Antech Diagnostics January 2006: A good resource on collecting samples for urinalysis.



Pancreatitis and Pancreatic Insufficiency

Feline Pancreatitis: Underdiagnosed and Overlooked Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (WSAVA 2003)

Update on the Diagnosis and Management of Feline Pancreatic Disease by Stanley L. Marks, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN (Waltham Feline Medicine Symposium, 2003)

Feline triaditis

Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity (PLI)

Dietary Management of Feline Pancreatitis by Stanley Marks, BVSc, PhD

Feline GI Pearls

Diseases of the Exocrine Pancreas at Max's House

Response to insulin treatment and survival in 104 cats with diabetes mellitus (1985-1995)

Pancreatitis in the cat by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs and Cats: An Update WSAVA 2004

The Exocrine Pancreas by Merck Veterinary Manual

Feline Pancreatitis-Species Specific Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach Caroline Mansfield, BSc, BVMS, MVM, MACVSc, DECVIM-CA

Pancreatitis in Dogs and Cats Texas A&M

Feline Pancreatitis by Jorg Steiner (WSAVA 2001)

Pancreatitis In Cats: Management Of A Complicated Disease by Debra L. Zoran, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM



Stomatitis and Dental Disease

Lymphoplasmacytic gingivitis in a cat

Boot's Story: Lymphocytic-Plasmacytic Stomatitis

Plasma Cell Stomatitis by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Treatment and Procedures by Vet Dentistry

Feline Stomatitis by All Pets Dental

Feline chronic gingivostomatitis by Dr. Addie

Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions

Does Dry Food Clean Teeth? by Dr. Hofve

What Dry Food Does to Your Cat's Teeth by Guillermo Díaz, MV

Feline Future - A Predator's Teeth (this is a commercial site, so the information needs to be evaluated in light of the product being sold and other available information)

The Relation Between Dental Disease and Canned Food by Shawn Messonnier DVM

Treating the Inflamed Mouth - WSAVA 2001 WSAVA 2001

Oral administration of bovine lactoferrin for treatment of intractable stomatitis in feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)-positive and FIV-negative cats. - Am J Vet Res. 1996 Oct

Treating chronic pain in the geriatric feline Zimmer Feline Foundation, Fall 2009

 

Asthma

Inhaled medication protocol

Fritz the Brave

Yahoo! Feline Asthma - Inhaled Meds Group

Feline Asthma by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

AeroKat



Heart Disease

Coenzyme Q10

Yahoo! feline heart group

Heart Failure Therapy - Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Max's House

Feline Cardiomyopathies - WSAVA 2001

Clinical Approach to Congestive Heart Failure - WSAVA 2001

Cardiomyopathy in Cats by Dr. Hines

Feline Cardiomyopathy-Establishing a Diagnosis - Waltham/OSU symposium 2002

Feline Cardiomyopathy - All About Cats

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) - Washington State University

Idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the cat - Purdue

Usefulness of Coenzyme Q10 in Clinical Cardiology A Long-Term Study (on humans)

Lasix and Spironolactone Yahoo group discussion on how lasix (furosemide) works primarily on fluid in the lungs. Spironolactone works better for fluid outside the lungs.

Managing Feline Heart Disease--An Evidence-Based Approach



Ringworm

Catcare - Skin Mites, Ringworm, Chin Acne etc

Facts About Ringworm

You Don't Have to Fear Ringworm Anymore... PetsBestRx Can Help!

Pets' Best Rx - Ingredients

Revival Animal Health - What is Ringworm

Ringworm FAQ - VeterinaryPartner.com - a VIN company!

Ringworm in cats

Exotic Cat Club - Ringworm

Ringworm

The Original Holisticat (TM) Archives -- Ringworm

The Ringworm Page by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

The Veterinarian - Treating Ringworm in the cat

Lynette's bathing tips



Arthritis

AHVMA site - search for a holistic vet including acupuncturists

Adequan by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

WSAVA 2007 on joint disease

International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management - reference to gabapentin

International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management - reference to gabapentin

Analgesic drugs for arthritis

Winn funds study on gabapentin in 2007

Pain Control

AAFP pain management guidelines

Treating chronic pain in the geriatric feline Zimmer Feline Foundation, Fall 2009



Inappropriate Urination

The Litter Box from your Cat's Point of View Dr. Lisa Pierson has some terrific litter box tips on her site.

Solving Litter Box Problems The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Cat Spraying Companion Animal Behavior Program, UC Davis

Housesoiling Cats International

When Good Cats Do Bad Things - Tips on Feline House Soiling Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Feline Housesoiling Animal Behavior Society

Back-in-the-Box (Litter Box Behaviors) PetFinder.com Library

Help! He's Not Using the Litterbox PetFinder.com Library

If Cats Could Only Write (Resolving Feline Spraying) PetFinder.com Library

The Case of the Soiled Carpet (Urinating outside the litterbox) PetFinder.com Library

Starting Out Right With Your New Cat And The Litterbox Denver Dumb Friends League

Solving Litterbox Problems Denver Dumb Friends League

Litterbox Secrets, Part I Little Big Cat

Litterbox Secrets, Part II Little Big Cat

Litterbox Secrets, Part III Little Big Cat

Litterbox Secrets, Part IV Little Big Cat



Inappropriate Scratching

Statement on Declawing American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

Declawing Cats: More Than Just a Manicure The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

How to Build a Scratching Post Cats International

The Definitive Guide to Saving Your Couch from Your Cat Cats International

Why Cats Scratch Things Animal Behavior Society

Claws (Controlling The Damage) PetFinder.com Library

How to Choose a Scratching Post PetFinder.com Library

Cats: Destructive Scratching Denver Dumb Friends League

Cats and Claws -- Living Happily Ever After Little Big Cat

Declawing and Its Alternatives by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center



Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) and Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

Feline Retrovirus Management Key Points American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

2005 Retroviral Testing Guidelines American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

In response to inquiries regarding Fel-O-Vax FIV AAFP Information Brief

FIV: Catching a Bad Case of Rumors Best Friends Animal Sanctuary



Keeping Cats Indoors

Statement on Confinement of Owned Indoor Cats American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

Keeping Your Cat Happy Indoors The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Your Cat - Indoors or Out The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Outdoor Risks Max's House

Bringing an Outside Cat In The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Your Cat: Indoors Or Out Denver Dumb Friends League



Vaccinations

Feline Vaccines American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

Feline Vaccines: Benefits and Risks Vaccine-Associated Feline Sarcoma Task Force

In response to inquiries regarding Fel-O-Vax FIV AAFP Information Brief

Changing Vaccine Protocols by W. Jean Dodds, DVM

What Everyone Needs to Know About Canine Vaccines
and Vaccination Programs
by Ron Schultz, PhD



Spay and Neuter

Why You Should Spay or Neuter Your Pet The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Where to Have Your Pet Spayed or Neutered The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

Spay/USA

Low-Cost Neuter and Spay

Early Spay/Neuter: An Overview University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Veterinary Medicine

Early-Age Spaying and Neutering Winn Feline Foundation

Early Age Neutering: Perfect for Every Practice The Pet Savers Foundation

The Controversy is Over: Prepubertal Neutering is the Surgery of Choice Jeff Young, DVM

Neuter and Spay - It's the Humane Way Cat Fanciers' Association



Cancer

Feline Cancer Warning Signs

Feline: Cancer/Tumors VeterinaryPartner.com

Lymphoma Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

The Feline Lymphoma/Cancer Caregivers Guide

Feline Cancer Resources

Veterinary Cancer Society



Quality of Life Determination and Euthanasia

Quality of Life Scale Veterinary Practice News

AAFP pain management guidelines



Liver Disease

The Yellow Cat: Hepatic Lipidosis WSAVA 2003

Feline Hepatic Lipidosis (Fatty Liver Syndrome) Max's House

Feline Cholangiohepatitis Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Hepatic Lipidosis - "Fatty Liver" Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

Feline triaditis

Feline GI Pearls

Feline Hepatic Lipidosis Veterinary Clinical Pathology Clerkship Program

Feline Idiopathic Hepatic Lipidosis Merck Veterinay Manual

Feeding Tubes for Cats Dr. Lisa Pierson



Introductions of New Cats to Other Household Members

Introducing Your New Cat To Your Other Pets Denver Dumb Friends League

The Importance of a Good Introduction Cats International

Bringing Your New Cat Home Humane Society of the United States

Introducing Pets to a New Cat Humane Society of the United States

Cat-to-Cat Introductions Little Big Cat

Introducing Dogs and Cats Little Big Cat



Miscellaneous

Traveling by Car or Truck with Pets Truckers Report

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