Cat Diseases & Conditions

Urinary Tract Diseases in Cats: Our 2021 Guide

Urinary tract diseases in cats are serious matter and should never be ignored. It is one of the most common reasons cats are surrendered in shelters. Unfortunately, some senior cats with urinary issues end up being euthanized because they are often the ones left unadopted in shelters. If caught early, urinary tract infection in cats …

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Mange in Cats: Types, Symptoms and Diagnosis of Cat Mange

[toc] Typically a condition common among dogs, mange in cats is rarely diagnosed. A form of inflammatory skin disease in cats, mange is caused by different species of mites. Mange is a term used to describe different skin conditions in cats caused by different types of mites. If your furry friend is miserably itchy or …

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Kidney Disease in Cats: Understanding Signs, Causes and Treatments

Healthy kidneys are responsible for many functions, with the most notable function being to filter impurities from the blood and make urine. But any problem with kidneys can cause the loss of kidney function in your cat, besides many health problems. Kidney disease in cats can be categorized as acute or chronic. The chronic renal …

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Tapeworms in Cats: Understanding Signs, Diagnosis and Treatments

[toc] Tapeworms are intestinal parasites that infect cats. Classified as cestodes, tapeworms typically settle in the cat’s small intestine. A tapeworm anchors to the wall of the intestine using its hook-like mouth. As an adult tapeworm matures, it may reach several inches high. With it, individual segments come off the tapeworm’s body and are eliminated …

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Leukemia Virus Infection in Cats: Symptoms and Treams of Leukemia

[toc] One of the leading causes of death in cats, feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a disease that affects the cat’s immune system. As a result, the compromised immune system is unable to protect the feline’s body from fatal viruses and infections. Not only this, the virus infection can lead to the development of tumors, …

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Feline Distemper: A Guide for Cat Owners

[toc] Feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease among cats. The life-threatening condition, also known as feline distemper, is caused by a virus that attacks blood cells in the body, especially those in the bone marrow and intestinal tract. It also damages stem cells of the fetus in a pregnant kitty. Since the condition …

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