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Exploring the Causes, Diagnostics and Treatments of Feline Inappetence

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition Canada
1 Hr of RACE CE pending

Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien

Start Date
March 31, 2021


Cats are the masters of disguise and they have very subtle signs of illness. Often the first thing that an unwell cat demonstrates is varying degrees of inappetence; resulting in decreased consumption of daily calories. Clients often don’t notice that their cat has decreased their food consumption unless they have an abrupt decrease or cessation of food intake, which is referred to as anorexia. Cats most often show inappetence by consuming less calories in a day and being finicky about what they eat. These are often the first clinical signs of an illness, but they often go unnoticed by the cat family for quite sometime. So, lets look at what inappetence looks like in our feline patient. How do we recognize the condition in our history taking and physical examination? What commonly causes inappetence in a cat? What supportive measures can we as a veterinary team initiate to support calorie intake while treating an illness? How do we educate our cat clients to recognize inappetence for early disease detection and treatment in the feline? Practical solutions to these and other questions will be answered. As always, feline medicine requires the whole team to understand the cat and the cat client and as such, this talk will be directed towards all team members.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Elizabeth O’Brien

DVM, DABVP (feline practice)

Dr. Elizabeth O’Brien graduated from OVC in 1985 and became a Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in feline practice in 1999. She is the managing DVM of two feline only practices in Hamilton, Ontario, where she continues to be in the trenches as a practitioner and a passionate advocate for the welfare of cats. “Dr. Liz” is the visionary for Cat Healthy, whose mission is to increase the value of cats in communities across Canada. Through her leadership, Dr. Liz brought together the six-board certified feline specialists in Canada and industry partners to create the Cat Healthy initiative. She continues to share her practical knowledge acquired from 34 years of feline practice with veterinary teams, industry teams, shelters, students and cat owners. She was recipient of the CVMA Small Animal Practitioner of the Year Award for 2014.

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