Dr. Stacie Grannum DVM (Veterinarian)

Dr. Stacie Grannum was born and raised in Arizona. When she was five, an encounter with a tiny animal changed her life forever. A baby bird fell high from its nest, and Dr. Grannum diligently cared for it. Sadly, despite her attempts to save the little birds life, the little bird did not survive. From this heartbreaking loss came a new ambition, carving the path that Dr. Grannum followed. She knew that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She worked hard toward that goal and dedicated her time to pursuing her dream.  Today, her focus is on pet health, particularly wellness and preventive medicine. She also enjoys writing about pet health and is eager to share her knowledge with other pet lovers. In 2014, Dr. Grannum earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from Colorado State University.

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Liver Disease in Cats: Our Vet Explains Causes, Signs & Treatments

Your cat’s liver is a hard-working organ that performs various functions to ensure that the body’s systems stay healthy and run smoothly. It not only removes wastes and toxins from your cat’s blood but also breaks down medications, helps with the digestion of food, stores vitamins, and minerals, aids the immune system, produces bile and […]

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What Can I Give My Cat for Pain at Home? Our Vet Answers 10 Home Remedies

Alleviating your cat’s pain is generally achieved through the use of pain medications prescribed by your veterinarian. However, there are other ways to help manage your cat’s pain that can be used in conjunction with medications or used separately. Adding supplements to your cat’s diet or trying home remedies should always be discussed with your

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7 Reasons Why Cats Bite and How to Stop It (Vet Answer)

Cats express themselves and communicate with their owners through body language cues and vocalizations. These may include a flickering tail, a crouched posture, purring, or meowing. Biting is another way that cats communicate. There are a few reasons that a cat may bite, so let’s delve further into this behavior and learn ways to prevent

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Low Blood Pressure in Cats: Our Vet Explains the Signs, Causes, Treatments & FAQ

Low blood pressure occurs less commonly in cats than high blood pressure does. Causes may include blood loss, severe infection, heart disease, or even side effects from medications. Cats with low blood pressure may have pale gums, weakness, behavioral changes, or a lower-than-normal body temperature (hypothermia). Correctly treating low blood pressure involves determining the underlying

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Corneal Ulcer In Cats: Our Vet Explains the Causes, Signs & Treatment Options

The eyes are often called, “the windows to the soul,” and this is also true for our feline friends. We can decipher how our cat is feeling just by the appearance of their eyes. Bright, round, responsive eyes may indicate that your cat is feeling great. Persistently squinty, tightly closed, watery eyes may indicate a

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9 Health Risks for Overweight Cats (Vet Answer)

“Chonky” cats, though rather adorable, may be prone to serious health risks due to being overweight. Nearly 60% of cats in North America are overweight, making obesity one of the most common and preventable diseases affecting domestic cats today. A cat is considered overweight when they are more than 10–20% above their ideal body weight and

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What Vaccines Does My Cat Need? Our Vet Explains the Vaccine Schedule From Kittens Up

Cat owners recognize that providing nutritious food, fresh, clean water, and a comfortable and safe environment is essential for happy and healthy pets. Making sure your kitten or cat is up to date on their vaccinations is also crucial. Vaccines provide protection from diseases that may cause severe illness or death. Veterinarians evaluate each kitten

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Stomatitis in Cats: Vet Reviewed Risks, Causes, Signs & Treatments

For reasons unknown, cats may develop a painful inflammatory condition in their mouth. This is called stomatitis and may be the result of an overactive immune response to plaque and bacteria in the oral cavity. The typical treatment is to surgically remove some or all of the teeth to decrease the number of surfaces that

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Flat-Face Cats: Our Vet Discusses Brachycephalic Breeds & Health Risks

Brachycephalic means “short head” or “flat face.” You may be familiar with brachycephalic cat breeds, such as the Persian and Burmese. These smooshed faced cats are undeniably cute, but this unique skull structure can present problems that cats with normal skulls typically don’t have to worry about. Let’s look closer at these adorable cat breeds

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