Educational Blog

Hyperthyroidism 101: Camelot’s Story

Hyperthyroidism in Cats 101 You may have heard of hyperthyroidism in people, but did you know that cats can have this medical condition too? Hyperthyroidism is usually caused by a benign tumor on the thyroid gland which causes the gland to get enlarged and secrete an excess amount of thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism is a common kitty disease, and it mostly affects older cats. Because thyroid hormones (T3 and T4) affect almost all of the organs in the body, hyperthyroidism often ...

What to Expect When You’re Expecting… to Adopt a Cat!

THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO ADOPT A CAT: Can I afford it? Your new cat will require food, a litter box, litter, vet care, toys, etc. This can…
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The Facts about FeLV

As one of very few accredited cat sanctuaries in the US that rescues cats with FeLV, we at The Hermitage would like to spread awareness and understanding of this common…
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The Facts about FIV

FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus), an immunocompromising disease, affects about 3% of cats in the U.S. Most of the clinical signs of FIV are non-specific, so any cat with persistent or…
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