Laci Schaible, DVM, MSL, CVJ

Laci Schaible, DVM, MSL, CVJ

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Dr. Laci Schaible

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Conjunctivitis in Cats (Cat Pink Eye)
Conjunctivitis in Cats (Cat Pink Eye)
What Is Conjunctivitis in Cats? Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the eye’s conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the mucous membrane that lines a cat’s upper and lower eyelids, their third eyelid, and the globe of their eye (the eyeball).  Conjunctivitis in cats often occurs acutely (as a short-term condition) and is considered painful. It is one of the most common eye diseases affecting cats.  ...
Lipoma in Dogs
Lipoma in Dogs
What Are Lipomas in Dogs? If you are a pet parent, chances are you have heard of lipomas, or at least their common name, fatty tumors. They are extremely common growths that are most often found in the tissue layers below a dog’s skin. Lipomas in dogs are benign, noncancerous tumors that grow from fat cells. They are more common in overweight dogs and are more likely to develop as a dog ages....
Cat Lipomas
Cat Lipomas
What Is a Cat Lipoma?Lipomas are classically known as the “fatty tumor” of the animal world, and there is much truth to this nickname. They arise from fat cells and are benign, slow-growing, noncancerous tumors. While lipomas are common in dogs, they are encountered far less frequently in cats. When they are seen in cats, the patient is typically middle-aged or older. Symptoms of Cat...
Megacolon in Cats
Megacolon in Cats
What Is Megacolon in Cats?Yes, you read that word correctly. Megacolon is a chronic condition that occurs most often in cats and is basically a mega-sized, stretched-out, weakened colon. Megacolon in cats can cause devastating health consequences as the colon fills with old, hardened feces, and the colon is not strong enough to pass the “cemented stool.” Symptoms of Megacolon in CatsThe most...
Cat Mammary Gland Tumors
Cat Mammary Gland Tumors
What Are Cat Mammary Gland Tumors?Cat mammary gland tumors are formed by an abnormal mass of cells in the mammary (breast) glands. They can be benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Mammary gland tumors are most common in middle-aged and older female cats, but they can occur in younger female cats, as well as male cats. Symptoms of Cat Mammary Gland TumorsThe most common symptom of a cat...
Cat Acne
Cat Acne
What Is Cat Acne? If you’ve ever noticed red bumps, black dots, or dirt on your cat’s chin, your cat may struggle with feline acne, often called chin acne.   At its basic definition, cat acne is a disease in which the hair follicles—usually ones on a cat’s chin—produce too much keratin and become plugged. This results in red bumps, blackheads, and infected pimple-like lesions. Cats can...