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Articles by Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline)

Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline)


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Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada

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Growing a feline-friendly practice (Sponsored by Nestlé Purina)
February 1, 2012

While the number of cats being kept as companions in North American homes is increasing, the number of feline visits to clinics has been declining since 2001.

Get cattitude! Practice tips to make your practice cat friendly (Proceedings)
August 1, 2011

What characteristics make this species different from us or from dogs? By understanding our feline patients better, we can provide a better experience and environment for them. The basis of working cooperatively with cats is empathy based on an understanding of their nature and behaviours and trying to imagine what their experience is like.

Blood pressure: a critical factor (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

It has been stated that: Systemic hypertension associated with kidney disease is a very real problem, and has been diagnosed in over 60% of cats with chronic renal disease.

Feline pancreatitis: underdiagnosed or overdiagnosed? (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

For years, feline pancreatitis has been assumed to be a similar disease to that in dogs. As with so many other disorders, this group of disorders is different in the cat.

Home care and end of life issues (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

It is the rare adult who does not have an emotional response to thoughts of dying. We are all inherently aware of our mortality and to that of those around us. No different from our clients, we fear the pain and suffering of friends and companions, human or non-human.

Feeding cats with different nutritional needs–a dilemma in multicat households (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

What/who is a cat? What characteristics make this species different from us or from dogs? By understanding our feline patients better, we can provide a better experience and environment for them. The basis of working cooperatively with cats is empathy based on an understanding of their nature and behaviours and trying to imagine what their experience is like.

Bronchopulmonary disease in cats—is it really asthma? (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Feline bronchial disease goes under a multitude of names reflecting the considerable heterogeneity in anatomic locations as well as etiologies that may be involved.

Megacolon: the hard facts (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Constipation is defined as the infrequent or difficult evacuation of stool. It is a common problem in cats that may be acute or chronic and does not inherently imply a loss of colonic function. Often the underlying cause is dehydration and is readily managed by supportive hydration, by oral, nutritional or parenteral means.

Eliminating inappropriate elimination (Proceedings)
May 1, 2011

Tragically, in North America, tens of thousands of cats are euthanized or surrendered to shelters each year for behavior problems. Of these cats, between 40% and 75% of all cats presented for behavior problems have an elimination disorder involving urination or defecation.

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