Lorie Huston, DVM

Lorie Huston, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Lorie Huston

Recent Articles

The 10 Most Common Poisons That Affect Cats
What are the most common cat poisons—do you know? Back in 2006, an article published in Veterinary Medicine reported "The 10 most common toxicoses in cats" based on the 10 most common feline poisons reported to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center.  The top poisons reported in this article included: Canine permethrin...
Easy Ways to Reduce the Number of Homeless Pets
There are lots of jobs that are stressful, but I don’t think there are many that can compare to being a shelter/rescue volunteer or worker. No matter how many animals you help, there are always more that need your help. And when you are unable to help, the situation is even more heartbreaking. These people truly do deserve our appreciation and our thanks for what they do. Besides thanking them,...
7 Common Cat Myths Disproved
With cats being the mysterious creatures they are, a number of myths have sprung up around them. Many of these myths are far from being true and some even border on being ridiculous; but they persist, nevertheless. Cats always land on their feet when they fall.This is false. Though cats are fairly graceful creatures, they do not always land on their feet. Your cat can be injured in a fall much...
7 Tips for Keeping Your Cat Happy
The month of September has been designated as Happy Cat Month. That’s right — a whole month dedicated to keeping your cat happy and, of course, healthy. Although we're now at the end of September, here are my top tips for keeping your cat happy throughout the year. Provide entertainment for your cat. Make sure your cat has lots of toys to play with and also make sure you...
Do Dogs and Cats Suffer from Alzheimer's?
Many people are somewhat familiar with Alzheimer's disease, but few know that dogs and cats can also suffer from a similar condition known as cognitive dysfunction. What is Cognitive Dysfunction?In short, cognitive dysfunction is a condition that is sometimes seen in older pets. Affected pets may become disoriented easily, even when in familiar surroundings. Their sleep cycle may be abnormal,...
6 Nutrients in Pet Food that Can Harm Your Cat
Sick Cat? See if Your Pet Food Has the Right Amount of these 6 NutrientsBy Lorie Huston, DVM Cats are just like people when it comes to food — they need a diet that is rich in nutrients. But be careful. There are some essential ingredients and nutrients that can actually do more harm than good for cats if fed in excess amounts. Pay extra attention to these ingredients in your cat's food....