Cat Veterinary Care & Behavior Consultation in Idaho & Oregon
Dr. Hazel Carney offers comprehensive feline behavior consultations as well as cat veterinary care for owners in the Treasure Valley and Eastern Oregon.
Do you have a freaky feline or crazy kitten?! You are not alone--and there is help!
Dr. Hazel C. Carney, MS, DABVP, has been a leader in the feline veterinary industry for more than 25 years.
She is one of only eight feline veterinarians nationwide that serves as a panel member and co-author of the American Association of Feline Practitioner’s (AAFP) Guidelines.
According to the AAFP, behavior problems remain the leading reason for euthanasia in pet cats. They may also lead to family stress, inappropriate punishment, a decreased quality of life for the cat, and deterioration in the human/animal bond. However, these problems can be addressed through proper awareness and prevention. By understanding normal feline behavior and the environmental circumstances, Dr. Carney can help families achieve a more harmonious living situation and provide owners with insightful information on eliminating your cat's negative behaviors. View the American Association of Feline Practitioners guidelines below:
- Feline Behavior Guidelines
- Feline Friendly Handling Guidelines
- Feline Friendly Nursing Care Guidelines
- Guidelines for Meeting the Environmental Needs of the Cat
- Guidelines for Diagnosing and Solving House-Soiling Behavior in Cats
Feline Interstitial Cystitis:
Feline Interstitial Cystitis (FIC) is a feline lower urinary tract disease. This urologic syndrome affects close to 1% of the cat population, both male and female. Symptoms include bloody urine, pain when urinating, and inappropriate elimination. Kidney problems and disease can result if left untreated.
Click HERE to download the veterinary FIC Questionnaire to complete before your consultation visit.
Treating Feline Hyperthyroidism with Radioactive Iodine (I-131) Therapy:
Feline Hyperthyroidism is a fairly common disease of older cats. This disorder, resulting from a tumor that produces too much thyroid hormone, results in metabolic changes in your cat.
- weight loss
- fluctuations in appetite and energy level
- rapid heartbeat
- excessive water intake
Dr. Carney is a nationally recognized feline veterinarian who co-created Radioactive Iodine (I-131) Therapy. Left untreated, this disorder is fatal. However, 98% of the tumors causing hyperthyroidism are benign and can be cured with one shot of radioactive iodine. Read more about the Radioactive Iodine (I-131) Therapy HERE; read one client's testimonial following the I-131 treatment HERE.
Feline Behavior Consultations
If your friendly feline has been not so friendly, even anxious, unsocial, and/or withdrawn, Dr. Carney recommends this dietary supplement; read more about Caseinate hydrolysate Neutraceutical Therapy aka Zylkene® or De-Stress® HERE.
Discover blogs and articles where Dr. Carney has shared insight on numerous cat-related issues:
Does your cat have litter box aversion? Simple tip on creating a litter box-friendly environment for your family and your cat, "Finicky Felines: A Cat's Dream Litter Box," and "Ten Tips for Getting Your Cat to Use the Litter Box."
Information regarding female cat fertility, the feline fertility cycle, why spaying is important, and the best time to have your cat spayed,"It's Spring and Your Cat's thoughts Turn to Love."
An explanation on the late night squalling that may be keeping you up (and what to do about it): "Why cats Squall at Night: Answers for Cat Owners."
Strange cat behavior: eating grass: "Dr. Hazel Carney: Why Cats Eat Grass & When to Worry About It."
Important information on pancreatitis and your cat, Dr. Carney shares critical information, "Pancreatitis: A Serious Medical Condition for Your Cat."
Thoughts on adopting a senior cat. "Adopt a Senior Cat and Save a lite (or Two)"
Idaho Statesman article on Dr. Carney's research into the cat psyche: "Analyzing Feline Behavior: Cat Psychology."
How the home environment affects your cat's health, mood, and behavior: "Creating a Safe Home Environment for Your Cat."
Returning from the vet's office and keeping the peace: "How to Prevent Cat Fights After a Vet Visit."
A short video demonstrating how to give a cat oral medications -- and live to tell the tale: "Giving Your Cat Oral Medications--A Quick & Easy Technique."