Tag: cats

Abstracts: The environmental needs of many pet cats are not being met

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether Australian cat owners are effectively meeting their cats’ environmental needs and to identify areas of deficiency that may have an impact on the cats’ health and welfare. METHODS: An online survey investigating lifestyle factors and provision of environmental resources was distributed […]

Abstracts: Population characteristics of cats adopted from an urban cat shelter and the influence of physical traits and reason for surrender on length of stay

Measures aimed at reducing the length of stay (LOS) of cats in shelters can promote animal welfare and more efficient use of resources. The extent to which variables shown to impact LOS are broadly applicable is unclear. The aim of this study was to describe a population of cats adopted from an […]

Abstracts: Carriage and population genetics of extended spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli in cats and dogs in New Zealand

The incidence of infections with extended spectrum β-lactamase producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-E) is increasing both in humans and animals. There is a paucity of data about the rate of faecal carriage of ESBL-E in pets. In this study, faecal swabs collected from 586 pets (225 cats; 361 dogs) in Auckland, […]

Abstracts: Associations between increased body condition score, bodyweight, age and breed with urethral obstruction in male castrated cats

Identifying potential risk factors for urethral obstruction in male cats may help in disease prevention. The aims of this study were to assess whether breed, pedigree status, age, bodyweight and body condition score (BCS) are risk factors for urethral obstruction in castrated male cats using a primary care population. Within […]

Abstracts: The effects of diazepam or midazolam on the dose of propofol required to induce anaesthesia in cats

OBJECTIVES: Assess effects of benzodiazepine administration on the propofol dose required to induce anaesthesia in healthy cats, investigate differences between midazolam and diazepam, and determine an optimal benzodiazepine dose for co-induction. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, randomised, blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. ANIMALS: Ninety client-owned cats (ASA I and II) with a median […]