Articles by Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP (feline) - Veterinary Healthcare
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Articles by Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, DABVP (feline)

Heartworms in cats: new insights (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

A new study performed at Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine is radically changing our understanding of how heartworms affect the cat. In this study three groups of cats were studied for 8 and 16 months with antibody and antigen tests, radiographs of the heart and lungs, and necropsy examinations of the heart and lungs.

Managing fractious cats (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Fractious cats are an inevitable part of small animal practice. A client's decision to return to your hospital for future veterinary services may hinge on how the doctor and staff deal with these patients. In fact, your level of achievement in the "art of practice" is seen vividly in your ability to deal with these difficult patients.

Power hour—chronic vomiting in cats: it's really not hairballs (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

Most chronic vomiting and chronic diarrhea in cats originate in the small bowel

Mandibular separation: an epidemic of significance (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

What began as an astute observation by a very sharp dental technician has resulted in discovery that the mandibular symphysis of the cat is very easily and frequently separated.

Renal insufficiency: definitely not renal failure (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

The use of ACEi for renal disease is controversial because we do not have convincing data that they are either protective or detrimental to the kidneys.

Urethral catheterization failure (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2011

In spite of repeated efforts, pleas for Divine intervention, and promises to God, you cannot get the catheter to pass into the bladder

Inappropriate elimination in cats: doctor, staff, and patient survival (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The most common behavior problem of cats is inappropriate elimination (IE). It is the cause of owners taking drastic measures including banning the cat to the outdoors, abandonment, surrender to a shelter, and euthanasia. It is important that a simple cookbook answer not be used for these cats as is illustrated by the approach that I use.

Chronic renal disease in cats: treat 'em, don't kill 'em (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

I much prefer creatinine over BUN.

Calcium oxalate challenges in cats (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Most cats with kidney uroliths have no clinical signs.

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