28 05, 2012

Lasers Can Help Treat Pain in Cats

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00May 28th, 2012|

Treating pain in cats is challenging for several reasons. Most cats are not very demonstrative of their pain, and it often takes knowing about postures, behaviors, and expressions to determine that a cat is uncomfortable. Cats are also very sensitive to a variety of medications, so finding effective and safe treatments for pain and inflammation and finding ones that owners can easily administer also can be difficult. I am always [...]

3 05, 2012

Ear Mites in Cats are No Simple Matter

2020-01-20T01:20:02+00:00May 3rd, 2012|

“My cat has ear mites!” is heard frequently at my clinic. Ear mites are microscopic, spider-like parasites that live in the ear canals of pets. These mites can also infect dogs, but they are not transmissible to humans. They are an annoying parasite, but fortunately easily treated. Ear mites eat ear wax and skin oils, causing itchiness, inflammation and a larger buildup of waxy debris in the ear canal. Mites [...]