Category Archives: Cats

Chocolate toxicity

Leo is a very naughty kitten who was brought into Uni Vets Camden after he was found eating a small amount of dark chocolate. Chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, which are both toxic to cats and dogs. In general, a higher cocoa content means higher concentration of these toxins. Clinical signs can include vomiting, diarrhoea,…
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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

If you have a cat, your vet may have mentioned the FIV vaccine to you at some point. FIV is short for “Feline Immunodeficiency Virus”, which is a cat-specific virus spread by bite wounds from infected cats. While not immediately life-threatening, FIV can suppress your cat’s immune system and therefore increase the likelihood and severity…
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The importance of routine dental for cats

George, a 6 year-old Domestic Short Hair cat, recently presented to Uni Vets Camden for a vaccination visit. During his routine wellness exam, there was evidence of tooth erosion visible on the gum border of one of his teeth, so a dental procedure was recommended. Full-mouth dental radiographs were taken as part of a routine…
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Heart disease

Heart disease is a common condition seen at Uni Vets Camden. It can present as either congenital (from birth) or acquired (later in life), however acquired cases are more common. Acquired heart disease most often involves either the valves of the heart or the heart muscle itself. Animals can also present with issues with their…
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