IDEXX Diagnostic Challenge: Diagnose the Cause of Anemia in This Cat

A complete blood count (CBC) from a three-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat with severe anemia was submitted to IDEXX Reference Laboratory. No clinical history was received with the sample. Review the CBC (figure 1) and blood smears (figure 2 and 3) below. What is Your Interpretation of this CBC and Blood Smears? Selected CBC Results Figure 1. Select CBC results from a 3-year-old anemic cat.   Figure 2. Blood…

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Pain Management for the Feline Patient

Across the globe cat ownership is on the rise with more than 30% of American households owning at least one feline companion. Over the years improved preventative medicine has extended the lifespan of many companion animal species, including cats, which has led to a large increase in the geriatric population. With age comes many of the same aches and pains we as humans experience such as joint, bone and muscle pain, dental pain, cancer pain,…

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How Do You Foster Long-Term Veterinary Client Relationships?

In today‚Äôs environment we are surrounded by choices. Where to eat? Where to shop? What doctor to see? The same holds true for veterinary healthcare. Pet owners have a choice of where they will take their beloved pet for their medical care and other services such as grooming, boarding, and training. So what is it that attracts them to seek care from you and your practice? Not only do they make a choice based on…

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