Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Commonly Asked Questions: #1

It's the middle of a long busy week (veterinary and non-veterinary commitments), so I thought I touch on something that I didn't need to delve too deeply into today.

There are things I take for granted "knowing" as a veterinarian. And there are some common things that I get asked frequently.

Today was one example: a young cat came in appearing something like this:

This cat has conjuctivitis. There are several causes of this in cats - some viral and some bacterial. They are generally easy to treat with topical medications.

The question is: Can you get this from your cat? (ie, many people see this and think "pink eye").

Answer: No


  1. you know this would be a really good thing to do once a week...there are lots of questions you could answer...explain cat stratch fever, how clean is a dog's mouth, canine flu vrs human flu..

  2. Thanks. I was thinking of doing as it fairly regular thing also. I like to kind of go with the flow and see what happen during my day/week for some of these posts.