Feline

We Want Oasis Animal Hospital to be More of a “Cat House”

Cats are a vital part of many families. We have hundreds of clients that have cats exclusively for pets. Often, cats do not receive the veterinary care that is needed during their lifetime. Since many feline diseases can be difficult  Continue Reading »

Hyperthyroid disease in cats

Hyperthyroidism, excessive production of hormone from the thyroid gland, is a common disease in older cats. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism often come on very gradually and can include weight loss, vomiting, or diarrhea. Thyroid hormone is responsible for setting the body’s  Continue Reading »

Insulin administration in cats

The diagnosis of Diabetes in your cat may at first seem overwhelming. This article is intended to answer many of your questions. (Credit to VetVid for the use of the above video) Insulin Storage Insulin has a limited “shelf-life” so  Continue Reading »

Cat Nights at Oasis Animal Hospital

According to the U.S. Pet Ownership and Demographics Sourcebook, cats outnumber dogs in U.S.households by almost 5 million.  Yet, they visit the veterinarian half as often and receive a fraction of the care of their canine counterparts.  This is in  Continue Reading »

F.I.V. or Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is still around

Sadly, there some infections for which there is no treatment or cure. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or F.I.V. is one of them. This is primarily a disease of adult, outdoor cats as it is most commonly spread by a bite wound. Our  Continue Reading »

Obesity and Weight Management in Cats

Adopted from: Fat Cats: Understanding Feline Nutrition, Western Veterinary Conference 2010, Debra L. Zoran, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-SAIM Obesity is a growing problem in cats worldwide. Depending on the study cited, the number of obese or overweight cats ranges from 15%  Continue Reading »