Helpful Links and External Literature

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association is FULL of good medical information for pet owners:

Similarly, the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Childs is an alumnus) also provides excellent information, for vets AND pet owners!

UC Davis’ take on vaccines

Chronic Kidney Disease
For your information about kidney health, please visit Cornell Feline Health Center’s excellent resource about kidney disease

information about blood pressure in cats:

international renal interest society (IRIS staging)

Feline lower urinary tract FLUTD

Dental Care

from the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. Includes helpful information on preventative cleaning, dental disease, and potential treatments and solutions.
Feline odontoclastic restorative lesions

eyes and ears

Anal Glands

vaccine recommendations:
common viruses in cats:

Feline Leukemia virus infection in cats.
Feline immunodeficiency virus:

Virus testing
Diabetes in cats:

Helpful information on skin issues in pets:


internal parasites (cats only)

feline asthma


Insurance providers, not a comprehensive list but the most common providers in Canada. These companies are always changing policy specifics and thus owners should always get the most up to date and specific information possible before applying for any insurance.

Pet Insurance in Canada | Best Companies, Reviews, & Costs