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Dr. Shawn Messonnier, DVM

Plano, TX Paws & Claws Holistic Animal Hospital


  • Holistic Medicine, Speaker, Award Winning Author and Radio Show Host


BS Animal Science, Cum Laude, BS Veterinary Science, DVM


DVM, Texas A&M, 1987


Magic, Music, Church


Alzheimer’s In Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment​

Yes, it’s true! Just like dogs and people, cats can develop Alzheimer’s disease (a form of dementia.) Technically, the condition is referred to as cognitive disorder or cognitive dysfunction, but clinically, it’s the same problem seen in people. Typically, Alzheimer's in cats affects felines who are middle-aged and older (often referred to as senior or geriatric,) and it’s unlikely to...

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Heart Attacks In Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment​

I’m often asked if cats, like people, suffer from heart attacks. Technically the answer is “No” since a heart attack in a person typically involves a blockage of a coronary artery (arteriosclerosis.) When this happens, blood flow to a part of the heart muscle is cut off and that piece of heart muscle dies. This typically doesn’t happen in cats....

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