Dr. Marti Dudley, DVM (Vet)

Dr. Marti Dudley is a small animal veterinarian with a passion for preventative medicine and pet parent education. She enjoys being a resource for pet owners as she believes that having a team approach leads to the best possible care of pets. Dr. Dudley enjoys writing and has been able to use this skill as another avenue to educate pet owners outside of the traditional office setting. Dr. Dudley has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2014. She has an interest in preventative care and emphasizes the importance of pet owner education. Dr. Dudley’s experience in veterinary medicine is broad, as she has worked as a general practitioner, which has allowed her to see and treat many different types of conditions. Dr. Dudley received her bachelor’s degree in biology from Longwood University in Virginia. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Ross University.

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Toxoplasmosis Symptoms in Cats: Our Vet Explains the Causes, Signs & Treatments

Toxoplasmosis is a disease impacting cats that can be picked up from the environment. Toxoplasmosis is commonly discussed in households due to the risk it poses to pregnant women. But what exactly is toxoplasmosis, and how does it impact cats? Continue reading below to learn more about this pathogen. What Is Toxoplasmosis? Toxoplasmosis is a […]

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Chlamydia in Cats: Our Vet Explains the Causes, Signs & Treatments

Chlamydophila felis (formerly Chlamydia felis) is a bacterium that can infect cats of any age, although young kittens are most often impacted. Clinical signs vary; however, the most common sign is conjunctivitis. In fact, a study suggested that up to 30% of cats with conjunctivitis are infected with Chlamydophila felis. Depending on the lifestyle of

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Haws Syndrome in Cats: Causes, Signs & Treatments (Vet Answer)

Seeing an obvious change in your cat’s appearance can be concerning, especially when the abnormality is associated with the eye. Concerns of vision impairment and pain often arise when visible changes are noted. Fortunately, cats with Haws syndrome do not appear to be in discomfort, and the eye itself still functions normally. Continue reading below

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Why Is My Cat Bleeding? A Full-Body Overview (Vet Answer)

Noticing bleeding from your cat is alarming, especially when you don’t know what’s causing it. As imagined, bleeding can occur for several different reasons, ranging from trauma to immune disorders to infectious diseases. Bleeding is not an illness but more of a sign of something else. If your cat is bleeding it is strongly recommended

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My Cat Is Breathing With Their Mouth Open, What’s Wrong? (Vet Answer)

Although panting is a common occurrence in dogs, it is significantly less common in cats and can be a sign of ailment. Prolonged periods of panting or open-mouth breathing in cats are considered abnormal and warrant a timely visit to your veterinarian. Causes of open-mouth breathing can be linked to disease of the heart and

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cat with Horner's syndrome

Horner’s Syndrome in Cats: Our Vet Explains Signs, Diagnosis & Management

The neurologic system is a complex network of nerves, signals, and responses. When something goes wrong or there is an injury within the neurologic system, physical abnormalities can be seen. Such is the case with Horner’s syndrome, a collection of signs that suggest nerve impairment or damage. Let’s learn more about Horner’s syndrome in cats

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Abyssinian cat hisses

Do Steroids Make Cats Aggressive? (Vet Answer)

You’ve likely heard of someone who had “roid rage,” which is a physiological response that humans can sometimes experience because of steroid administration. Just like how humans on steroids can experience quick mood swings and agitation, steroid administration to your feline companion may also cause behavior changes, like an increase in agitation. However, this is

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