What is a Flea?

Fleas are small wingless parasitic insects that feed by sucking blood from animals with fur. Their bites may cause itchy allergic reactions in both pets and people alike, and carry bacteria that lead to bubonic plague and murine typhus infections. Fleas are most often associated with mammals; however, they can also infest birds, squirrels, raccoons … Read more

How Long Does Pancreatitis Last in Cats?

Pancreatitis is often an acute disease and requires hospitalization for diagnosis and management. Treatment typically entails resting the pancreas by restricting food and fluids taken orally. Anti-nausea medication and appetite stimulants may be prescribed, and in cases where cats refuse to eat, nasoesophageal or nasogastric feeding tubes might be necessary in order to avoid complications … Read more