Ask The Vet

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    Cat UTI Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

    Dr. Justine Lee explains why it's important to prevent, recognize, and treat a cat UTI. Learn how to tell if your cat does have a urinary tract infection.
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    Why a Clean Litter Box Is Essential To Good Cat Health

    Dr. Justine Lee explains why a clean litter box helps minimize Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) and the potentially life-threatening Feline Urethral Obstruction (FUO).
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    Ask the Vet: What Causes Blood in Cat Urine?

    Is your cat peeing blood? Dr. Justine Lee explains what causes blood in cat urine, how to diagnose your cat's condition, and treatment.
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    Kidney Stones in Cats: How To Care For Your Cat

    Dr. Justine Lee discusses symptoms and treatment of kidney stones in cats, ureteroliths, bladder stones in cats, and urethral stones in cats.
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    What Is FIV? Facts About FIV and FeLV

    What is the difference between FIV and FeLV? Dr. Justine Lee explains that these contagious diseases affect a cat's immune system, but one is more devastating than the other.
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    How To Treat Ringworm In Cats: Feline Care Guide

    Dr. Justine Lee discusses the signs and treatment of ringworm in cats. Learn how you can protect your cat and yourself from this fungal disease.
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    Ask The Vet: Indoor vs Outdoor Cats

    Dr. Justine Lee gives tips on how to provide indoor vs outdoor cats the best and safest life from a veterinarian's perspective.
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    10 Reasons Why This Vet Keeps Her Cats Indoors

    Emergency critical care veterinary specialist Dr. Justine Lee explains that she keeps her cats indoors to lower their risk of harm or injury.
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    Living with FeLV, or Feline Leukemia

    Dr. Justine Lee discusses what you need to know about living with feline leukemia. Learn about the FeLV vaccine and how to care for your FeLV+ cat.
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    What Is Feline Leukemia (FeLV)?

    Dr. Justine Lee reviews all you need to know about Feline Leukemia (FeLV) in cats, such as how it’s transmitted, clinical signs, and diagnosis.
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    How Long Do FIV+ Cats Live?

    Dr. Justine Lee discusses what causes feline immunodeficiency virus - FIV in cats - and what kind of prognosis you can expect for FIV+ cats.
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    Top 10 OTC & Prescription Medications Toxic to Cats

    What common over-the-counter or prescription medications are toxic to cats? Dr. Justine Lee reveals the top 10 medications.
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    Common Causes of Skin Disease in Cats

    Is your cat losing hair? Dr. Justine Lee explains the signs and causes of skin disease in cats, including fleas, allergies, and more.
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Professional vet advice on cat health issues

If you’re looking for veterinary articles related to cat health issues, you’ve come to the right place. All “Ask the Vet” articles on the Litter-Robot blog are written by licensed veterinary professionals. 

Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT,  is a double board-certified emergency critical care specialist and toxicologist who is passionate about all things veterinary medicine. On the Litter-Robot blog, Dr. Lee discusses the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of a wide range of cat health issues.

Ever wondered if you need to take your cat to the emergency vet, or if you should get cat insurance? Hear from Dr. Lee on the subjects. Learn why a clean litter box is essential to good cat health and how to recognize a cat UTI. Get in-depth vet advice on diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, hyperthyroidism, FIV, feline leukemia, and more. Find out what are the top 10 poisons that land cats in the emergency vet, including plants toxic to cats, and which OTC and prescription medications can harm your cat. Learn how to deal with aggressive cats or introduce new cats to each other. Get answers on how much to feed your cat, and why your cat might be losing weight.

Currently, Dr. Lee works as a criticalist at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota, and is a consultant for the non-profit ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center.  She graduated from Virginia Tech with a BS in Animal Sciences, and then obtained her veterinary degree at Cornell University. She pursued her internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, which is affiliated with the MSPCA. In addition, she has also completed an emergency fellowship and residency at the University of Pennsylvania.

Note: Ask the Vet advice is for informational purposes only; if your cat or pet is experiencing a medical problem, please contact a licensed veterinary professional.