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Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Cats Get it Too!

stethoscope on siamese cat

Recently, I highlighted a common pancreatic disorder in dogs, pancreatitis. The following day, the New York Times “Well Pet” blog wrote about a much less common, but equally serious pancreatic disorder, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). The article focuses on EPI in dogs, but cats also can suffer from this disease. Pancreatic function The pancreas has


Hairballs Can be Dangerous!

An x-ray of a hairball

Friday, April 29th is National Hairball Awareness Day and I have the poster patient for this disorder. Sunshine looks just like her name, a sunburst of calico color on one very charming cat. So how did she get to be the poster patient for National Hairball Awareness Day? A hairball nearly killed her. Sunshine has