Cornell Feline Health Center

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General Health Care

Choosing and Caring for Your New Cat
Provides basic guidelines for vaccinations, nutrition, and grooming

Feeding Your Cat
Provides basic feeding guidelines and common feeding problems

Feline Behavior Problems: House Soiling
Explains problems associated with house soiling and offers suggestions for making the litter box "user friendly"

Feline Behavior Problems: Aggression
Defines the various types and levels of feline aggression and ways to deal with this inappropriate behavior

Feline Behavior Problems: Destructive Behavior
Explains destructive behaviors such as scratching furniture and carpets, and fabric or plant chewing and provides uesful tips for managing these behaviors

Feline Vaccines: Benefits and Risks
Presents basic information on feline vaccines and the benefits and risks of vaccinating

The Special Needs of the Senior Cat
Discusses the aging process and its affect on the cat and tips on caring for an elderly cat

Infectious Diseases

Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Answers questions on signs of the disease, diagnosis, and prevention

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Includes information on common signs of infection, how the virus is spread, diagnostic tests, and caring for an FIV-infected cat

Feline Leukemia Virus
Answers the most commonly asked questions about this virus, including prevention of infection

Zoonotic Disease
What Can I Catch From My Cat?

Medical Disorders

Diabetes in Cats
Explains signs, diagnosis, treatment, and home care of the diabetic cat

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease
Provides information on treatment of urinary obstruction and dietary recommendations to prevent struvite and urolith formation in the cat's urine

Gastrointestinal Parasites of Cats
Describes life cycle of gastrointestinal parasites and the importance of routine fecal exams for cats

Hyperthyroidism in Cats
Hyperthyroidism is a very common disease afflicting primarily middle-aged and older cats. It is caused by an increase in production of thyroid hormones.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Discusses basic information on IBD, including dietary and medical treatments

Primary focus is on the life cycle of this parasite and ways to minimize human exposure; also discusses diagnosis and treatment of the disease in cats