Attending DVM: Dr. Jennifer Lavender This kitten was presented to Metro Paws Animal Hospital by Operation Kindness. He had a birth defect that resulted in his eyelids not developing. These kittens cannot blink and their eye remains open even when they are sleeping. This kitten had to have one eye removed because it had become…

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By Dr. Jennifer Lavender, DVM Hydronephrosis is caused by increased intrarenal pressure due to ureteral defect (ie. ectopic, stenotic, hypoplastic, torsed, etc.). Uretronephrectomy is a viable solution when contralateral renal function is adequate. A four-of-week old kitten presented for abdominal distension. The owner had noticed the enlarging abdomen over the last week. None of this…

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