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Stay Informed to Optimize Your Cat's Health

Signs, symptoms and what you can do to keep your cat healthy

Keep your cat healthy by keeping yourself informed about cat illnesses and symptoms. The articles below share warning signs and symptoms of many common cat diseases. You can also pick up a few recovery tips to help speed up their healing process. Choose from the articles below to read about a certain cat disease and start improving your cat’s health.

 

Arthritis & Joint Pain in Cats

Middle aged to senior cats can develop arthritis. Also known as degenerative joint disease, it can be a source of chronic pain and negatively affect your cat’s quality of life.

 

Allergic Dermatitis

What causes skin conditions in cats?



 

Dental Disease in Cats

Good dental health is important for your well-being, and it's very important for your cat's health, too.



 

Diabetes Mellitus in Cats

Just like in humans, diabetes in cats is serious, but manageable.



 

Allergy and Food Intolerance in Cats

Allergies aren't fun for anyone, but especially not for your cat who can't tell you what's making her so sick. If your cat vomits frequently, has diarrhea, irritated skin, a poor coat condition or hair loss, then she may have a food allergy.



 

Gastrointestinal and Digestive Disorders in Cats

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders and disease affect a cat's stomach and intestines, resulting in pain and other problems.



 

Heart Disease in Cats

Are you ever amazed at how your cat acts like a person? If only we could protect our cats from developing the same diseases as people. Unfortunately, cats can develop diseases that are also common in humans, such as heart disease.



 

Hyperthyroidism in Cats

Hyperthyroidism is a common feline endocrine disorder. It can have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences on vital organs like the heart and kidneys. The good news is, this disease is highly manageable and can be controlled with proper veterinary care.

 

Kidney Disease in Cats

The kidneys, the frequently forgotten but life-sustaining organs, remove waste from the bloodstream and regulate fluids in the body. If the kidneys are not able to do their job, the result could be life threatening for your cat.



 

Liver Disease in Cats

The liver performs numerous important functions for your cat's body, including filtering toxins from the bloodstream. Because the liver works to rid the body of so many different substances, it is susceptible to damage from many different sources.



 

Serious Illness, Accidents and Surgery in Cats

Imagine being hurt or injured and not able to ask for what you need to feel better. That is exactly what your cat feels during a serious illness, or after an accident or surgery.



 

Urinary Tract Disease in Cats

You already know that the food you feed your cat is extremely important to her overall health. But feeding the wrong food can contribute to the development of a urinary tract disease - called feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD).



 

Weight Management in Cats

Did you know that obesity affects more than 50 percent of America's pet population? If your cat is overweight, she can develop all kinds of health problems such as painful arthritis, heart disease, breathing difficulty, diabetes and even bladder cancer.