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Veterinary Viewpoints: Look out for your pets during holidays

The holidays are a great time to share some cheer. Sometimes, our four-legged friends feel left out and sometimes they are just curious. Either way, they may get into some mischief during the holiday season.
A cat in a Christmas tree.
If it’s tick season, it’s bobcat fever season

Mon, Jul 20, 2020

If you have a cat who goes outdoors during the summer, keep a careful eye out for any ticks on it. A tick bite could cause cytauxzoonosis (bobcat fever), an acute, life-threatening disease caused by the hematoprotozoan parasite Cytauxzoon felis.

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When Your Pet Needs Anesthesia

Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Tens of thousands of pets undergo general anesthesia every year in the United States. It may be scary to think of your pet under anesthesia, but it’s generally very safe: Recent studies show only 0.17 percent of dogs and 0.24 percent of cats die as a consequence of anesthesia.

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New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthier, Happier Cat

Mon, Jan 06, 2020

Cat owners can make 2020 a happy new year for their pets.

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Cytauxzoon cats CAN survive: Jackson survives bobcat fever

Tue, Aug 06, 2019

In Oklahoma the survival rate for cats diagnosed with Cytauxzoon felis is less than 25 percent. While cytauxzoonosis or bobcat fever is not a good disease to have, being an infectious disease, in theory, there are treatments for it. And in the case of Jackson, a one-year-old outdoor cat belonging to a Chandler, Oklahoma family, those treatments worked.

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Recognizing histoplasmosis in pet dogs and cats

Thu, Aug 01, 2019

There’s a fungus among us! According to the Centers for Disease Control, each year 500,000 people in the U.S. contract histoplasmosis, a potentially fatal fungal infection. Histoplasmosis also infects dogs and cats. In fact, Oklahoma probably sees the most cases of histoplasmosis in pets in the U.S.

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