Dr. Chyrle Bonk DVM (Veterinarian)

On top of healing animals and writing for veterinary publications, Dr. Chyrle Bonk owns a small cattle herd! When she’s not busy with those things, she can be found somewhere in the Idaho outdoors with her husband and two kids. Chyrle has practiced in a mixed animal clinic for over 10 years. She also writes for various veterinary websites and magazines, like Catster! Dr. Chyrle Bonk received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Oregon State University in 2010.

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Stem Cell Cat Therapy: Our Vet Explains How It Works, Side Effects & FAQ

Medical advancements in the veterinary field tend to mirror those in the human world, albeit a few years later. One advancement that’s breaking through for our cats is stem cell therapy. This modality offers a great deal of promise, but as of now, you may have a hard time finding a veterinarian to do it. […]

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Cat Temperature: Our Vet Explains What Is Too High, Low & How to Take It

You may feel regularly hot and cold throughout the day with minor fluctuations in your body’s temperature. Your cat is no different! You may notice that they move toward a sunbeam in the morning and choose a cooler, shady spot in the afternoon. These minor changes are completely normal. What’s not normal is a drastic

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How Often Do Cats Need Shots & Other Preventative Treatments? (Vet Answer)

As a cat owner, you’re likely aware that it’s in your kitty’s best interest for you to stay up to date on their shots and other preventative treatments, such as heartworm and flea-and-tick medications. The problem is that it can be difficult to remember how often those things need to be given. The short answer

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Ascites in Cats (Abdominal Fluid Buildup): Our Vet Explains Signs, Causes & Care

Your feline friend’s round belly is often cute and endearing. While that roundness is typically the result of too many treats (which isn’t great in itself), it can also be the result of ascites, or fluid accumulation in the abdomen. Ascites is a sign of disease and often a serious one. So, if you notice

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Chlamydia in Cats: Our Vet Explains the Signs, Prevention & Treatment

You’ve probably heard about chlamydia, but maybe not in reference to your feline friends. In kitties, chlamydia infections often take on the form of an ocular disease, commonly affecting the eyes and sometimes the respiratory system, occasionally causing pneumonia. In fact, Chlamydia felis is the most common infectious organism found in feline conjunctivitis, otherwise known

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Prednisone & Prednisolone for Cats: Usage, Safety, Side Effects & FAQ

A common medication to go out the veterinary door is prednisone. It can be prescribed for nearly every ailment in nearly every animal (including humans!). So, while most cat owners have heard of prednisone or prednisolone, they may not have a complete understanding of these medications. So, read on to find out more about prednisone

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What to Do With Cats After a Natural Disaster? 8 Post Hurricane Tips (Vet Reviewed)

Living through a natural disaster like a hurricane takes resilience, tenacity, and planning. The powerful storms fundamentally alter landscapes and lives before moving on, leaving untold destruction and lots of cleaning up to take care of. Those who live in hurricane-prone areas are advised to have evacuation plans and disaster kits ready, and pet parents

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