What is anemia?
Anemia is not a specific disease but rather it is a symptom of some other disease process or condition. Anemia is a medical term referring to a reduced number of circulating red blood cells (RBC's), hemoglobin (Hb), or both.
Hemoglobin delivers oxygen to the cells and tissues of the body, and a patient who is anemic will suffer from symptoms related to a lack of oxygen.
Normally, red blood cells are produced in the bo... Read More
Tapeworm Indection in CatsGeneral
Tapeworms are intestinal parasites of the cat and dog. Because they are classified as cestodes, they belong to a different family than the hookworms and roundworms which are called nematodes. Several types of tapeworms are known to infect cats. Dipylidium caninum is by far the most common one.
Roundworm Infection in CatsGeneral
Roundworms are one of the most common intestinal parasites of the cat. They can be an important cause of illness, and even death, in kittens. As their name implies, these are large-bodied round worms, averaging about 3-6 inches (8-15 cm) in length. They do not attach to the wall of the intestine, as do some worms. Instead, they are literally “swimming” freely within the intestine.
What is Toxoplasmosis?
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by infection with the organism called Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii). This is a microscopic single-cell protozoal organism related to coccidia. Virtually all warm-blooded animals, including people, can be infected with this organism. It is an extremely well adapted parasite and rarely causes significant disease to the individuals it infects.
How common is Toxoplasma in cats?