Kim Podlecki

A graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Podlecki has more than 12 years of experience working with small animals in the United States. Dr. Podlecki worked almost exclusively in emergency and specialty medicine for more than 10 years before transitioning to relief in both general practice and ER. Dr. Podlecki also owns her own consulting company (renewvetconsulting.com) with the focus of helping veterinary hospitals prioritize their staff to promote a healthier internal culture.

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Miralax for Cats: Our Vet Explains Dosages, Uses, Side Effects

You may notice your cat in the litter box, straining to defecate and being unable to. You may also notice that your cat is only passing small, firm “fecal balls”, vomiting, or just otherwise not acting like themselves. Constipation can occur for many reasons in cats, with various treatments available. A simple over the counter […]

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

Allergies in cats can sometimes have the same symptoms as us – watery eyes and nose, mild congestion, and sometimes coughing. More frequently, allergies in cats will manifest as itchy skin, redness, and/or swelling of the skin. The brand name Zyrtec may sound familiar to you. It’s a common over-the-counter (OTC) allergy medication that many

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When to Take Your Cat to an Emergency Vet: 6 Signs It’s Urgent (Vet Answer)

Cats have an innate ability to hide when they are sick and/or injured until the situation has become severe. In addition, because many cats are often not as social as dogs, and owners may not see them as much, minor abnormalities and/or personality changes may not be easily noticeable. Oftentimes you can make an appointment

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Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome in Cats: Signs, Causes, & Care (Vet Answer)

You may not know what a brachycephalic cat is, but chances are you have seen one. Brachycephalic refers to the “squished face” breeds, or the cats that have shortened skulls. Even though the shortened skulls and squished face may look cute, they are often accompanied by a number of health problems. These problems are often

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Blood Clots in Cats (Aortic Thromboembolism) – Vet Answer on Causes, Symptoms & Care

Feline Aortic Thromboembolism (abbreviated FATE) is a highly fatal disease caused by a blood clot becoming stuck at the aortic trifurcation—the area where the blood supply to both back legs occurs. This condition almost always occurs acutely, and can come as quite a shock to owners. FATE can occur when your cat has shown absolutely

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Mercury Poisoning in Cats: Our Vet Explains the Signs, Causes & Care

Mercury poisoning in cats is a rare condition. However, with mercury levels being fairly high in some commercially sold fish, it is possible for a cat to suffer from mercury toxicity after ingestion of these fish. Mercury is a naturally occurring element that does not break down. It can be found naturally in water, rocks, and

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Can a Cat Recover From Kidney Failure? Our Vet Explains the Signs, Recovery & Diagnosis

Kidney, or renal failure, in cats is a very common condition. Most cats will suffer from chronic kidney failure, which means that, over time, the kidney degenerates and loses the ability to function properly. With chronic kidney failure, there is very little that can be done to help a cat recover. However, there are things that

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