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Feline Vaccines

Why do we vaccinate our cats and what are we protecting them from? There aren’t many feline vaccines available but all play an important part in keeping our pets safe. So what diseases can we vaccinate against?

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

What is it and what are the important things to know?

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Why Do Indoor Cats Need Regular Exams Too?

What is an indoor cat vs. an outdoor cat? Your vet may ask you if your cat is indoor or outdoor, but what is the true description of an outdoor or indoor cat? Indoor cats do not go outside at all, not even on a leash or harness on the deck, once they are taken […]

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Treating the Blocked Cat

“Samspon” is a 6 year old male neutered domestic medium-haired cat weighing 15.3lb. He is not currently up to date on his vaccines and has not been examined by a veterinarian since 2012. He is a indoor cat only and is currently being fed an inexpensive popular grocery store brand dry food. Sampson arrived at […]

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Oliver: The Toothless Wonder

Oliver had always been a lazy cat, not very interested in play or high energy activities, but I had always attributed that to normal cat behaviour. One day I noticed that his gums looked very irritated, red and swollen. I took him to see Dr. Ackerley who diagnosed him with something called Lymphocytic-Plasmacytic (Gingivo) Stomatitis […]

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The Risks of Being an Outdoor Cat

Cats are curious creatures who love to roam and explore. The outside world is full of birds to hunt, trees to climb and sun patches to roll in - so why doesn’t everyone let their cat go outside?

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