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  • cat's
  • Also known as degenerative joint disease, it can be a source of chronic pain and negatively affect your cat's quality of life. (hillspet.com)
  • While most cat parents are tuned in to the little details and quirks of their cat's personality - like their ability to open a door or proclivity for attacking feet at night - it can be difficult to determine when behaviors that seem unusual are signs of a deeper health concern. (hillspet.com)
  • Would you recommend a Hill's® Prescription Diet® brand cat food for my cat's arthritis or joint problems? (hillspet.com)
  • Veterinarians believe feeding a bladder health cat food with restricted amounts of these minerals can assist in the dissolution of some types of stones that have formed in a cat's urinary tract. (hillspet.com)
  • Preventing feline diseases and viruses is the key to your cat's long, happy life. (thenest.com)
  • Proper nutrition from balanced, good-quality cat food will help to strengthen your cat's immunity. (thenest.com)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Commonly associated with chronic inflammation and discomfort of a cat's bowels, but is typically not directly linked to gastrointestinal disease. (hillspet.se)
  • A cat's health, nutrition and diseases which it is susceptible to must be taken into serious consideration. (meow-cats.com)
  • Good cat health depends on a cat's diet. (meow-cats.com)
  • Feline heartworm affects the lungs much more often than the heart, and a cat's lungs are profoundly reactive to the arrival or death of heartworm or heartworm larvae. (veterinarypracticenews.com)
  • The virus is transferred when an infected cat's eye, nose or mouth discharge comes in contact with other cats. (askariel.com)
  • Feline acne presents itself as a series of blackheads on a cat's chin. (vetinfo.com)
  • ailments
  • FLUTD is also associated with the formation of crystals/stones in the urinary tract that can cause numerous and painful ailments for your cat. (hillspet.com)
  • Though older cats are more susceptible to certain diseases, even young cats may be at risk for these common feline ailments. (thenest.com)
  • inflammation
  • An irritation or inflammation of the bladder muscle that expels urine can cause incontinence in cats . (vetinfo.com)
  • Colitis: More common in cats under the age of 5, colitis causes inflammation of the large intestine that results in frequent, painful passing of feces. (hillspet.se)
  • Small intestinal malabsorption: Inflammation of the small intestine impairs nutrient absorption and results in persistent diarrhea, weight loss and loss of appetite in your cat. (hillspet.se)
  • This includes administering nasal drops to relieve blockage and sneezing, eye drops to relieve the conjuctivitis, steroids to reduce inflammation and fluids in case the cats becomes dehydrated. (veterinarians.com)
  • cystitis
  • Cats, especially males, are prone to inflamed bladders, or cystitis, which results in the need for special diets and medications. (thenest.com)
  • saliva
  • It is transmitted through the saliva, urine, and feces of infected cats. (kcbd.com)
  • It's transmitted either through direct contact with saliva, nasal and eye discharges from an infected cat, or through environmental exposure of contact with contaminated objects such as feeding and water bowls. (veterinarians.com)
  • A bite wound generally transmits the disease through means of the virus being shed in the saliva. (meow-cats.com)
  • Asymptomatic, bacteremic cats with Bartonella henselae in their saliva serve as vectors by biting and clawing the skin. (aafp.org)
  • diagnosis
  • Should your cat receive a diagnosis of cancer, you may wish to consult a veterinary oncologist, often employed by specialty veterinary practices and teaching hospitals. (aspca.org)
  • A blood test is available to determine if your cat has been exposed to this family of viruses, but this is an antibody test and does not provide a definitive diagnosis. (kcbd.com)
  • Chronic GI disease can be a debilitating problem for many cats and requires testing and a thorough diagnosis from your veterinarian. (hillspet.se)
  • It is also looking into means of contributing to veterinary education in the field of feline medicine and of setting up a quality control system for laboratories for the diagnosis of feline pathogens. (vetweb.cz)
  • Cat-scratch disease should be included in the differential diagnosis in any patient with lymphadenopathy. (aafp.org)
  • Although a history of exposure to cats is important, it is not absolutely necessary to make the diagnosis. (aafp.org)
  • chronic
  • History of chronic kidney disease or urinary tract procedures. (hillspet.com)
  • Chronic renal (kidney) failure (CRF) is the progressive deterioration of the kidneys, which happens over a period of time and is one of the leading causes of death in senior cats. (cat-world.com.au)
  • We found that most of cats, except for those with neurological disease, can be put into clinical remission quickly with antiviral treatment, but achieving long-term remission is challenging with chronic cases. (eurasiareview.com)
  • common
  • Lymphosarcoma or lymphoma (LSA), is one of the most common type of cancer in cats. (aspca.org)
  • Breast cancer is a common cancer for cats , but it can be avoided by having your cat spayed before her first heat cycle. (aspca.org)
  • Here's a look at some of the ways cats hide their pain , common conditions they suffer from, and how to get your cat the care she needs. (hillspet.com)
  • Though arthritis is much more common in senior cats, young cats can suffer from arthritis, too. (hillspet.com)
  • Diabetes Mellitus ("sugar" diabetes) is a common endocrine disorder in cats. (cat-world.com.au)
  • Here are just a few of the more common anomalies seen in cats. (petmd.com)
  • Diabetes is also common in felines, requiring altered diets and daily insulin injections. (thenest.com)
  • Change in appetite, lethargy, behavioral issues, vomiting, weight loss and thinning coat are all signs that your pet needs to be seen by her veterinarian to rule out a common feline disease. (thenest.com)
  • Digestive disorders in cats are quite common and most clear up within a few days. (hillspet.se)
  • The most common signs of digestive disorders in cats are soft stools or diarrhea. (hillspet.se)
  • Feral or stray cats are normally carriers of some of the common infectious diseases. (veterinarians.com)
  • Below we discuss common illness in cats. (veterinarians.com)
  • What Are Some Of The Common Diseases Cats Are Prone To? (meow-cats.com)
  • A common reason for cats to pull at their hair is allergy to flea bites. (meow-cats.com)
  • Children and teenagers appear to be the most likely victims of cat-scratch disease, although the possibility exists that the disease may be more common among adults than previously thought. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Certain common-sense precautions can be taken to guard against the disease. (encyclopedia.com)
  • I'm here to talk to you about some common health problems of cats which includes broken bones and some skin conditions. (cathabits.com)
  • Flee allergies are very common, and your veterinarian may diagnose your cat with this. (cathabits.com)
  • The most common way to treat flee allergies in cats is actually to control the flees themselves. (cathabits.com)
  • commonly
  • Cat-scratch disease is commonly diagnosed in children, but adults can present with it as well. (aafp.org)
  • CSD is commonly diagnosed in children, but adults may also present with the disease. (aafp.org)
  • parasites
  • Cats are natural predators, which makes them vulnerable to the parasites and toxins their prey may be carrying. (petmd.com)
  • Causes may include eating rancid or spoiled food, swallowing foreign objects, eating toxic plants, internal parasites, stress, food allergies and some disease conditions. (hillspet.se)
  • insulin
  • Diabetes in cats is a complex disease caused by either a lack of the hormone insulin or an inadequate response to insulin. (aspca.org)
  • If the cat is not ill and has no ketones it may be possible to manage diabetes without the use of insulin. (cat-world.com.au)
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes in cats may cause increased urination, which can make a problem with incontinence worse. (vetinfo.com)
  • indoors
  • Keeping your cat indoors will protect her from certain skin cancers caused by repeated sun exposure and sunburn. (aspca.org)
  • Since there is no cure, it is important to keep your cat indoors (and away from contact with stray cats) and vaccinated. (kcbd.com)
  • The best prevention is to keep your cat indoors, up-to-date on vaccines, and away from strange animals. (kcbd.com)
  • That's why keeping your cat indoors is the best way to avoid the virus. (mercola.com)
  • Cat owners can also reduce the risk of cats becoming infected by keeping cats indoors or in an escape-proof garden. (catbreedsjunction.com)
  • viruses
  • Viruses in cats can be deadly. (thenest.com)
  • Abnormalities in blood cells, sugar levels or kidney values are some of the results that your veterinarian will check for to catch diseases and viruses in their early stages. (thenest.com)
  • Outdoor cats are exposed to viruses from being around other cats or walking through areas where sick animals have been. (thenest.com)
  • healthy
  • To prevent your healthy cat from contracting FIV, keep him or her inside. (kcbd.com)
  • It is estimated three percent of healthy cats in the U.S. and 14 percent of cats with health problems have the virus. (mercola.com)
  • Vitamins such as A and C, dietary proteins, Niacin and arachidonic acid, carbohydrate, protein and a fat rich diet for a cat to grow to be healthy is essential. (meow-cats.com)
  • The new Witness FFH test is a rapid, reliable test that helps keep cats healthy. (veterinarypracticenews.com)
  • For otherwise healthy people, rest and over-the-counter medications for reducing fever and discomfort (such as acetaminophen ) while waiting for the disease to run its course are usually all that is necessary. (encyclopedia.com)
  • neurological
  • Neurological diseases or injuries associated with the brain or spine may affect the major nerve that connects to the bladder, which can cause bladder control problems. (vetinfo.com)
  • The bladders of cats with neurological problems may become too full and stretch out, and the cats may eventually develop incontinence. (vetinfo.com)
  • Unfortunately, cats with neurological disease associated with FIP did not respond as well to the drug and did not achieve disease remission. (eurasiareview.com)
  • eats
  • The food your cat eats plays an important role in her overall health and well-being. (hillspet.com)
  • Follow them carefully and make sure your cat eats and drinks sufficiently. (kcbd.com)
  • include
  • Some suspected causes include food intolerances and the ability of the cat food to effectively pass through the gastrointestinal tract. (hillspet.se)
  • companions
  • It is greatly rewarding to see that our investment, and the hard work of the research team, is paying off in the promise of a life-saving treatment for our feline companions," said Dr. John Reddington, President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation. (eurasiareview.com)
  • Cats are wonderful companions. (meow-cats.com)
  • flea
  • During her stay, three other members of her family fell sick with the mysterious illness, which was later diagnosed as cat-flea typhus, also known as Rickettsia felis . (theage.com.au)
  • Make sure you de-flea your cat when you get one. (theage.com.au)
  • Upper
  • Diseases of the stomach and upper intestinal tract are the primary cause for this type of vomiting. (petmd.com)