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Ask The Vet
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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.