Can cats infect people with plague?
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
3M ago
Recent reports have highlighted a case of bubonic plague transmitted by a cat, underscoring the importance for cat owners to be aware of zoonotic diseases. Bubonic plague is spread through fleas, commonly found on rodents and pets like cats. Cat owners should prioritize flea prevention measures, regular veterinary check-ups, and avoiding contact with wild rodents. It's essential to monitor cats for symptoms and seek prompt veterinary care if any signs of illness arise, ensuring both feline and human health. Dr. Mike Lappin, returns to the podcast to explain ..read more
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How a debit machine and talking to first graders brings a smile on Dr. Susan's face
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
3M ago
Dr. Susan is pretty busy these days with her clinics and has 2 things that made her smile this week. her new debit card machine and her talk to 1st graders in Texas that were asking the best questions about cats. How big is s kitten for instance? Enjoy the show with your favorite hosts ..read more
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What is your cat's blood type?
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
3M ago
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle have a bloody topic: blood transfusions. We talk about different blood types and why we care about them. Sometimes your cat gets him or herself in trouble and needs blood from another cat. Give it some blood may you think but it is not that easy. Cats may have antibodies against the blood that you give and this can be very dangerous ..read more
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What is a cat semi-owner?
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
4M ago
Cat semi-owners refer to individuals who have a relationship with a cat but don't have full ownership responsibilities. These individuals may care for a cat temporarily or occasionally, providing some care or companionship without being the primary or permanent caregiver. For instance, someone might frequently feed and spend time with a neighbor's cat, offer occasional pet sitting, or assist in caring for a friend or family member's cat without having the formal title of an owner. These semi-owners might not be responsible for all aspects of the cat's care, such as veterinary visits or major d ..read more
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Holiday dangers for your cat
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
4M ago
The holiday season can bring about several dangers for cats: Tinsel and Ribbons: Cats are attracted to shiny, dangly objects like tinsel and ribbons, but if ingested, these can cause intestinal blockages. Holiday Plants: Some common holiday plants like poinsettias, holly, and mistletoe are toxic to cats if ingested. Candles and Flames: Curious cats might get too close to open flames from candles, risking burns or knocking them over. Gift Wrapping Materials: Similar to ribbons and tinsel, wrapping paper, tape, and strings can be harmful if swallowed. Festive Foods: Rich, fatty, or seasoned foo ..read more
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Claws and Considerations: The Gift of a Feline Friend
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
4M ago
Dr Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss giving cats as a present. Dr. Susan: "Giving a cat as a present seems heartwarming but requires careful consideration. Cats have unique needs and personalities, not just a gift item."Dr. Jolle: "Absolutely, Dr. Susan. It's crucial to ensure the recipient is ready for the responsibility. Proper introduction and commitment to the cat's lifelong care are essential ..read more
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Do hybrid cats go virtual?
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
4M ago
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle, famous cat veterinarians, discuss hybrid cats. What are hybrid cats, how do you make them, and what are the benefits and disadvantages? A hybrid cat is the result of breeding two different cat breeds (often a wild breed) to combine certain desirable traits from each breed. These hybrids can occur naturally or through intentional breeding. For example, the Bengal cat is a popular hybrid breed, resulting from crossing domestic cats with Asian leopard cats. Hybrid cats can exhibit a mix of physical characteristics and temperaments from both parent breeds, creating unique ..read more
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I have a popular cat breed, what genetic diseases are common?
Cat Cafe Podcast
by Jolle Kirpensteijn
4M ago
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss some common abnormalities that you can observe in the most populare cat breeds. From polycystic kidne disease to ear and tail abnormalities. The main disadvantage of inbreeding is that these diseases tend to pop up ..read more
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Can you guess the most common cat breed in North America?
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by Jolle Kirpensteijn
4M ago
Dr. Susan and Dr. Jolle discuss common cat breeds in North America (US & Canada). Can you guess which breed is in the number one spot? Breeding emphasizes particular traits in these cats but can also come with unwanted characteristics and diseases ..read more
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Crossover podcast with my veterinary live podcast
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by Jolle Kirpensteijn
4M ago
The purrpodcast meets the veterinary life podcast hosted by Dr. Marci Kirk and Dr. Annie Chavent. We have a crossover podcast with so many questions answered. We talk about the start of the purrpodcast and all the things we have learned in the five years of our podcast. This is such a fun episode ..read more
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