Stay Informed to Optimize Your Cat's Health
Signs, symptoms and what you can do to keep her healthy
Keep your cat healthy by keeping yourself informed. Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of many common cat diseases. You can also pick up a few recovery tips to help speed up the healing process. Choose from the items below to read about a certain disease.
What causes skin conditions in cats?
Good dental health is important for your well-being, and it's very important for your cat's health, too.
Just like in humans, diabetes in cats is serious, but manageable.
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 (GI) disorders and disease affect a cat's stomach and intestines, resulting in pain and other problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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