Dr. Iulia Mihai, DVM MSc (Veterinarian)

Dr. Iulia Mihai is a veterinarian with over 13 years of experience in laboratory, pet pathology, and cancer. She studied at the University of Agronomical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest, Romania (EAEVE member), where she worked in the laboratory of the faculty clinic after graduation. She has a master’s degree in equine and pet pathology and studied epithelial cancer for her Ph.D. Iulia has a passion for internal medicine and parasitology and started volunteering at the faculty’s clinic in her third year of college. She has worked in a couple of veterinary clinics over the years as an internal medicine specialist. She enjoys writing and teaching people about cat disease prevention, nutrition, behavior, and treatment.

newborn grey kitten suffering from swimmer syndrome

Swimmer Syndrome in Cats: Our Vet Explains Causes, Signs & Treatments

Swimmer syndrome is a developmental abnormality that occurs in newborn kittens. The condition can be observed starting at the age of 15–20 days. This anomaly causes the hind legs (and sometimes the front legs) to move caudally and laterally, like a frog. Cats suffering from this condition look like they’re swimming. The exact cause of […]

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Pyrantel Pamoate for Cats: Dosage, Uses & Side Effects (Vet Answer)

Pyrantel pamoate, or simply pyrantel, is an antiparasitic substance for treating certain types of intestinal worms in cats. This substance does not kill all intestinal worms, though, so certain dewormers have two or more substances in their composition (including pyrantel) for maximum effectiveness. Deworming your cat is necessary from their first weeks of life. Kittens

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My Cat Ate a Ribbon: Is It Dangerous? Our Vet Explains

Cats like to play with many things, including laces, threads, hair bands, rubber bands, tinsel, or ribbons. Although cats playing with these items are extremely fun to watch, it is recommended to always supervise them because ribbons and similar items can be dangerous if ingested. If your cat has swallowed a ribbon, contact your veterinary

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How to Increase Red Blood Cells in Cats: Anemia Treatment & Prevention (Vet Answer)

A low number of red blood cells (also called erythrocytes), or anemia, can be found in cats in various pathologies. Anemia can make your cat feel weak and tired, have pale mucous membranes, breathe fast, and have no appetite. The number of red blood cells can be seen at a routine blood test, known as

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a maine coon cat with scoliosis walking on grass

Scoliosis in Cats: Detection & Treatments (Vet Answer)

Scoliosis represents a lateral curvature of the spine, especially of the thoracic area. If you look at your cat’s spine from above, you will see that it curves laterally. However, mild cases are not obvious and are often detected accidentally during X-ray exams. Most of the time, scoliosis in a cat is present since birth,

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blood sample negative on salmonella

Salmonella in Cats: Causes, Signs & Prevention (Vet Answer)

Salmonella is a major public health concern because it can affect most animals and humans. Salmonellosis is the infection caused by Salmonella bacteria. The disease can be transmitted from animals to humans and vice versa, making it a zoonotic infection (the term for such infections or diseases). Beyond being a public health concern, it is

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Skin Cancer in Cats: Types, Causes & Treatment (Vet Answer)

Skin cancer is a representative name for several types of malignant lesions. In cats, the most common types of skin cancer are squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and mast cell tumors. These cancers can appear on a cat’s skin in several forms: ulcers, crusts, lumps, lesions, or bumps. Therefore, you’ll need to pay

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Amoxicillin tablet

Amoxicillin for Cats: Uses, Doses & Side Effects (Vet Answer)

Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that is prescribed to cats for various infections (from skin infections to UTIs and pneumonia). It has a broad spectrum of action against a very large range of gram-positive bacteria, including Streptococcus and some strains of Staphylococcus. It’s not considered effective against most gram-negative bacteria. This medicine is only available with

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My Cat Coughs After Drinking Water, What Should I Do? Our Vet Answers

If your cat coughs once or a few times after drinking water, it is possible that they drank water too quickly or were temporarily distracted, and a few drops ended up on the wrong pipe, so to speak. In this scenario, there is no need to be alarmed. If your cat often coughs after drinking

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