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I hate giving credit, especially where credit is due, but the picture for this cat profile was taken by one of you humans on Twitter. Thanks to @mckennakeuilian for providing this lovely photo of Jane. Name: Jane Breed: American Shorthair Favorite Hangout: Main Street Station Hobbies: Tightrope Walking, Knitting, Croquet Favorite Ride: Main Street Vehicles
Furthermore, information regarding the demographics of cat populations and the ownership profiles is underprovided. Factors as age, neutering, housing, diet, frequency of veterinary visits, source of cats, and their trend represent important issues for epidemiological studies and they have been examined in the present study. A few papers investigated human factor influencing the cat ownership, such as gender, age, presence of children, presence of another pet, house location, respondent educational level, and the owning of a cat [, ].
The most common values included in a Profile are shown in Table 1. The first two values, BUN and creatinine,are key values to indicate kidney functionand glomerular filtration rate (GFR). BUN and creatinine are cleared by the kidney. If they are high, the patient is azotemic. Azotemia means BUN and creatinine are high,as well as phosphorous in some cases. Azotemia does not necessarily mean primary renal failure, however. Azotemic patients are not clearing BUN and creatininefor one of three reasons: pre-renal, renal, or post-renal. Pre-renal azotemia means that the patient is dehydrated. Dehydration leads to decreased blood volume,which results in decreased blood flow to the kidney,and therefore decreased GFR. Pre-renal azotemia is corrected by giving the patient fluids. In post-renal azotemia, the problem is between the kidneyand the final excretion of urine, such as a ruptured bladder or ureters. In post-renal azotemia, potassium is also usually elevatedbecause it is trapped in the body, even though the kidneysare functioning normally. In order to diagnose primary renal azotemia (kidney failure),pre and post renal azotemia must be ruled out.HGB (hemoglobin), RBC, MCV, and MCHC provide informationregarding the size and content of RBC's, which can tell somethingabout the production process of RBC's from the bone marrowand the process of loss in the case of anemia. Young RBC's are larger than old RBC's. Lack of hemoglobin content could indicate a lack of ironbecause iron is needed to build the hemoglobin complex in the cell. High MCHC (mean cellular hemoglobin content) usually meansthere is excessive free HGB in the blood vessels,due to an increase in RBC destruction which liberates the HGB. If that is the case, it stands to reason that the bilirubin valueon the profile would also be increased, and the patient may be icteric. Recall that bilirubin is a product of RBC destruction. It also has a yellow pigment which can be seen in the plasmaand also can turn the patient's membranes yellow.CBC values are listed in Table 2. Total protein on a CBC is slightly different from that of the profilebecause it is run on plasma, while the protein measurement on a profileis run on serum, but are otherwise similar. Packed cell volume (PCV or hematocrit)refers to the percentage of red blood cells presentin a volume of whole blood. A low PCV usually indicates anemia, either from loss of red blood cellsor lack of production of red blood cells. Severe hemorrhage from major trauma such as a hit by carcan cause loss of both RBC's and proteins, making both values low. However, if total protein and PCV are both high,this usually indicates dehydration. Loss of water will simply increase the ratio of protein and RBC'sper volume of whole blood, since the cells and proteinsexist in a river of water. If the water is drained, then the density increasesdue to a higher proportion of cellular material. If the PCV is very high, but the protein is normal,the patient may be polycythemic. Polycythemia is a condition where the body produces excess amountsof red blood cells, usually secondary to hypoxia. The body may respond to a need for oxygen by producing more blood cellsto carry it. High altitude can be a factor. If a patient is Polycythemic, the PCV, HGB, and RBC countsshould all be very high.We’ve had several pretty serious posts from the human recently, so I thought I’d pep up this blog with another one of my lovely Cat Profiles! Today we are going to learn about Lucian. Thanks to Instagram users @youreakitty and @jennifersothy for the lovely photos. Name: Lucian Breed: Tabby Favorite Hangout: Indiana Jones Adventure queue Hobbies: Cryptography, jigsaw