Angela McCleary-Wheeler, DVM, PhD | Jeanine Peters-Kennedy, BS, DVM
Squamous cell carcinomas account for approximately 1 in 10 of all feline cancers, and of these, approximately one third are found within the oral cavity, making this the most common oral cancer in cats.
Adam Boyko, PhD | Tracy Stokol, BVSc, PhD
Measurement of a variety of cell types and proteins in the blood of cats (i.e. red blood cells, white blood cells, liver and pancreatic enzymes) is commonly used during routine screenings and to evaluate cats with a variety of diseases including diabetes mellitus.
Philippa J. Johnson, BVSc, MSc, CertVDI | Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez, DVM
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which uses magnetic fields to image the inside of the body, has revolutionized the diagnosis and management of a number of diseases that were previously difficult to identify in clinical patients.
Robert Goggs, BVSc, PhD | Marjorie Brooks, DVM | Dan Fletcher, DVM, PhD | Bruce Kornreich, DVM, PhD | Jo-Annie Letendre, DVM
Sepsis is a condition in which the body’s immune response to an infection results in tissue damage, organ failure, and commonly death. Recognition of sepsis in cats is challenging, and delayed therapy in cats presenting with this condition can make the difference between life and death.
Avery August, PhD .
Cancer, a condition defined by abnormal control of cell growth, is a major cause of feline illness. Between 0.1 and 0.5% of all cats in the general population carry some cancer, and in most cases, cats diagnosed with cancer will have shorter lifespans and lower quality of life than their cancer-free counterparts.