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6 Most Common Cat Health Problems WebMD

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1. Vomiting. Vomiting is a very common problem with cats with a multitude of causes. They range from eating something poisonous or inedible (like string), to infection, urinary tract disease, or diabetes to hairballs.
2. Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD) Some estimates say as many as 3% of cats seen by vets have feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), which is actually a group of feline diseases with multiple causes.
3. Fleas. Fleas are a very common external feline health problem. But it's one you can easily treat. Signs your cat has fleas include: Flea dirt on its skin (they look like tiny black dots)
4. Tapeworms. One of the most common feline health problems inside your cat, tapeworms live in kitty's small intestine and sometimes grow as long as 2 feet.
5. Diarrhea. Many things can cause diarrhea in cats, including intestinal parasites, spoiled food, allergies, infection, liver disease, cancer, and more.
6. Eye Problems. Eye problems in cats can be caused by a number of things, including conjunctivitis, corneal ulcer, cataracts, glaucoma, trauma, viruses, inflammation, and retinal disease.
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Common Cat Diseases ASPCA

9 hours agoCat health - Wikipedia

1. Cancer. Cancer is a class of diseases in which cells grow uncontrollably, invade surrounding tissue and may spread to other areas of the body. As with people, cats can get various kinds of cancer.
2. Diabetes. Diabetes in cats is a complex disease caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. After a cat eats, her digestive system breaks food into various components, including glucose—which is carried into her cells by insulin.
3. Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Cats infected with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) may not show symptoms until years after the initial infection occurred.
4. Feline Leukemia Virus (FelV) First discovered in the 1960s, feline leukemia virus is a transmittable RNA retrovirus that can severely inhibit a cat’s immune system.
5. Heartworm. Spread by infected mosquitoes, heartworm is increasingly being recognized as an underlying cause of health problems in domestic cats. Cats are an atypical host for heartworms.
6. High-Rise Syndrome. Many pet parents eagerly open their windows to enjoy the weather during the summer months. Unfortunately, unscreened windows pose a real danger to cats, who fall out of them so often that the veterinary profession has a name for the complaint—High-Rise Syndrome.
7. Rabies. Rabies is a viral disease that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals, including cats, dogs and humans. This preventable disease has been reported in every state except Hawaii.
8. Ringworm. Although the name suggests otherwise, ringworm isn’t caused by a worm at all—but a fungus that can infect the skin, hair and nails. Not uncommon in cats, this highly contagious disease can lead to patchy, circular areas of hair loss with central red rings.
9. Upper Respiratory Infections. A cat’s upper respiratory tract—the nose, throat and sinus area—is susceptible to infections caused by a variety of viruses and bacteria.
10. Worms. Cats can acquire a variety of intestinal parasites, including some that are commonly referred to as “worms.” Infestations of intestinal worms can cause a variety of symptoms.

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Domestic Cat Health Problems VetInfo

7 hours agoThe domestic cat is vulnerable to a range of common health problems. Most cat health problems aren't serious and can be easily treated. However, many common cat health problems become more serious when left untreated. Here's what you should know about the most common health problems domestic house cats face, and what you should do about them.

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The Top 10 Cat Health Problems Everyday Health

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1. Common Cat Illness No. 1: Lower Urinary Tract Disease. Feline lower urinary tract disease, or FLUTD, encompasses a number of different conditions that can affect a cat’s bladder and urethra.
2. Common Cat Illness No. 2: Infectious Diseases. “The most common infections in cats are respiratory in nature,” says Beaver. “Some can be prevented with vaccinations.”
3. Common Cat Illness No. 3: Cancer. Lymphosarcoma, a cancer of the lymph system that can be associated with the feline leukemia virus, is the most common type of cancer in cats.
4. Common Cat Illness No. 4: Heartworm Disease. “The cat is not a normal host for heartworm,” says Beaver. Some cats might not show any symptoms, while others may have signs such as coughing, respiratory problems, and vomiting.
5. Common Cat Illness No. 5: Fleas. Fleas are parasites that feed on your pet’s blood. Some signs that a cat has fleas include scratching, hair loss, and bald patches where the cat licked excessively, says Beaver.
6. Common Cat Illness No. 6: Kidney Disease. Kidney problems in cats reduce their ability to excrete waste into their urine, leading to a dangerous build-up of toxins in the bloodstream.
7. Common Cat Illness No. 7: Dental Disease. Symptoms of dental disease in cats often involve difficulty eating, bad breath, and a change in chewing habits.
8. Common Cat Illness No. 8: Fractures. Contrary to popular belief, cats can get hurt even when they fall from one- or two-story windows. This is because the short distance of the fall does not give them time to adjust their bodies so that they can fall correctly.
9. Common Cat Illness No. 9: Vomiting and Diarrhea in Cats. Vomiting and diarrhea in cats is usually associated with something they ate, says Beaver. It could be from eating a food or plant that didn’t agree with them or eating too quickly, or it could be a sign of something more serious, such as an illness or an infection.
10. Common Cat Illness No. 10: Obesity. Obesity is a common cat health issue today, and it increases your cat’s risk for a number of ailments such as joint pain, diabetes, and liver problems.

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Cat Health Symptoms Listed AtoZ WebMD

6 hours agoWebMD provides comprehensive cat health information covering a wide variety of symptoms affecting your pet.

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Common House Cat Health Problems VetInfo

1 hours agoGum and Dental Problems. Gum and dental problems may occur in cats with a poor dental hygiene. Tooth decay and gum disease are very common in domestic cats over the age of 3. For this reason, it is important to brush your cat’s teeth on a regular basis and get a professional teeth cleaning once per year. Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)

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Common Cat Behavior Issues ASPCA

6 hours agoFind out more about common cat behavior issues to help you address some of our feline friends' behaviors and habits. Feline aggression and find out how to create peace between your cats. If your cat seems overly aggressive, there could be several reasons for his or her behavior. Cats enjoy scratching for many reasons, including stretching

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18 Signs That Your Cat Is Sick The Spruce Pets

Just NowLoss of appetite can be normal for cats but it still should not be ignored. If your cat skips the occasional meal but otherwise eats normally, then you should watch closely for trends. If your cat stops eating entirely or is only eating tiny amounts, you need to get your veterinarian involved. Lack of eating for even a few days can lead to a serious problem called fatty liver or …

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Domestic cats and their impacts on biodiversity: A blind

1 hours ago1 INTRODUCTION. Around the world, domestic cats Felis catus—from free-ranging pets to feral cats—impact wildlife in various ways, and to various degrees.Impacts include predation, competition, disturbance, disease transmission and hybridization (see Section 2.1 below). Much legislation exists, at national and international levels, aimed at the conservation …

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8 Ways Domestic Cats Are a Serious Threat to Nature

8 hours agoIn the UK, which has more than 10 million domestic cats, a recent study found that cat owners did not recognize the risk their pets pose to wildlife. “Cat owners failed to perceive the magnitude

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Common Cat Health Issues ALLEY CAT RESCUE

3 hours agoCommon Cat Health Issues. Below are a few common health concerns that cats may face at different stages of their lives. Some of these issues present in cats with obvious symptoms, while others can easily go unnoticed for months presenting no signs of illness. A diet change could include going from a “free-feeding” set-up (where food is

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Cat Illness Warning Signs: What Symptoms to Look For

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1. General Signs of Cat Illness. Coughing. Sneezing. Nasal Discharge. Drooling. Lethargy. Fever. Excessive vomiting. Blood in vomit. Evidence of worms in vomit. Any signs of pain or tenderness.
2. Changes in Appetite or Thirst. Difficulty chewing or eating or swallowing. Loss of appetite. Increased thirst. Failure to drink. Hovering over the drinking bowl but refusing to drink.
3. Problems with Urination and Defecation. Blood in urine. Difficulty urinating* Excessive Urination (combined with excessive thirst) Howling or crying out when using the litter box.
4. Behavioral Changes. As I've mentioned elsewhere (and I can't stress this enough). A significant change in your cat's behavior or habits could be a medical problem and warrants a vet visit.
5. Eye Problems. Clear, bright eyes are often a sign of good health. They may also be a sign of youth. In contrast, as a cat ages, the eyes tend to look more cloudy or hazy.
6. Mouth Problems. Ulceration of the mouth. Bad breath. Pallor of lips and gums. Abnormal growths.
7. Skin and Hair Issues. Skin growths. Oily appearance to the skin and coat. Dandruff or skin flaking or scaling. Lumps or nodules under the skin. Any kind of swelling.
8. More about Cat Illnesses. Cat health problems are many and varied, and feline illness symptoms, like that in humans, often overlap. Your cat can develop bacterial infections and viruses such as a cold or flu just like you can.

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The environmental and health impacts of allowing cats

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1. Allowing your cat free roam of outside poses many problems for both your pet and your community. Like Conniff’s cat Lucky, other outdoor cats can easily be killed from other predators or become the victims of a wide variety of tragic accidents. The domestic cat is not native to most ecosystems, so their “natural” environment is not the outdoors (Duffy & Capece, 2012). Outdoor cats are the direct cause of the overpopulation of the feral cat community, contribute to the spread of diseases and reduce small animal populations (Duffy & Capece, 2012). When owners allow their cats outdoors, they put everyone at risk, including their cat. Methods of enrichment should be considered in replace of unlimited outside access to stop this problem.

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Your Cat's Nutritional Needs National Academies Press

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8 hours agoLactating cats should be given free access to a highly palat-able, high-calorie food. AVERAGE DAILY ENERGY NEEDS CALORIES PER DAY (Kilocalories per day*) 5 lb 10 lb 15 lb 20 lb Kittens (after weaning) 200 — — — Lean Domestic Cat 170 280 360 440 Overweight Domestic Cats 180 240 280 310 Exotic (wild) Cats 100–480 170–810 230–1,100 200

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3 hours agoGrooming & General Cat Care. Discuss general care issues. Traveling with cats, moving home, collars and leads, carriers and beds and of course any grooming issue - …

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Genetic testing in domestic cats

3 hours agoVarieties of genetic tests are currently available for the domestic cat that support veterinary health care, breed management, species identification, and forensic investigations. Approximately thirty-five genes contain over fifty mutations that cause feline health problems or alterations in the cat’s appearance.

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