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Diseases conditions of cats

Fighting Felines - What Can Happen?

Understanding Cat Fights A tabby or a tiger? Although your pussycat may appear to be friendly and docile, a fighting feline may be lurking just beneath the surface. Cat fighting and the resultant injuries are a common reason that pets are examined and treated by veterinarians. Although cats may also attack dogs, they most commonly attack other cats.
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How to Tell if Your Cat is Ill

How to Determine if Your Cat is Ill Your cat cannot explain his symptoms, so it's the responsibility of you and your veterinarian to keep him healthy. Cats are very good at hiding their illness so it is up to you to observe your cat for abnormalities. Common indications of a “sick cat” include: lethargy, disorientation, weakness, weight loss, seizure, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, unproductive retching, straining to urinate, bloody urine, difficulty or inability to walk, bleeding, pale mucous membranes, difficulty breathing and persistent cough.
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Dealing with an Overweight Cat

Tips for Dealing with Feline Obesity In the United States, both cat and owner have overindulgence in common - too much food and too little exercise. Today, pet food is abundant, available, nutritious and palatable. The cause of pet obesity isn't the food, per se, but the feeding. Pet owners are too eager to please.
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Panting in Cats - Is It Normal?

Panting in Cats - Is It Normal? Some of us have occasionally seen our cats panting - those rapid, shallow respirations characterized by open-mouthed breathing and protruding tongue. Panting is uncommon in cats and is not considered normal though some cats can pant after brisk play or in times of stress, such as a car ride.
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Can Dieting Be Harmful to Your Cat?

Understanding the Dangers of Dieting to Cats In the United States, both cat and owner have overindulgence in common - too much food and too little exercise. Today, pet food is abundant, available, nutritious and palatable. And obesity in pets is common, affecting between 24 and 40 percent of all dogs and 6 to 40 percent of cats.
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Learn How to Prevent the Top 10 Cat Wounds

Understanding Causes of Cat Wounds & How to Prevent Them Injuries to cats are common and in fact they are one of the most common reasons cats present to veterinary emergency rooms across the country. Many of the causes can be prevented. Here is a list of the most common pet wounds and how you can prevent them: 10 Most Common Wounds to Cats 1.
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Can Cats Get or Give Legionnaires' Disease?

What is Legionnaires' Disease? Can Cats Get it? A client called and asked me a very interesting question: “Can my cat or dog get or give Legionnaires' Disease?” They were right to be concerned; this disease, unknown to many, can be fatal. A hotel in Philadelphia, PA was the scene of a strange outbreak of pneumonia in 1976 that brought the disease into medical textbooks.
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Common Causes of Ain't Doing Right (ADR) in Cats

Understanding "Ain't Doing Right" in Cats Many cats present for nonspecific symptoms that is commonly referred to as "ADR" by veterinarians and veterinary staff. ADR stands for "Ain't Doing Right". This is a common term used for nonspecific signs of illness. This term ADR can refer to the following: Eating less Eating less eagerly Hiding Less social Less eager for treats Less exercise tolerance Playing less Sleeping more Lethargic Not drinking This term is used to refer to owners that just know something is a bit off with their cat.
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What Do Those Veterinary Abbreviations Mean?

An A-Z Guide to Veterinary Abbreviations If you've ever tried to read your dog or cat's medical report, you most likely encountered a veritable alphabet soup of abbreviations. What do all those letters mean? From A to Z, this article defines the abbreviations your veterinarian uses. Abc Or Abx - antibiotic(s) Abd - abdomen Ac - before meals ACT - activated clotting time ACTH - adrenocorticotropic hormone AD - right ear ADH - antidiuretic hormone, Vasopressin Ad Lib - as desired ADR - ain't doing right AF - atrial fibrillation AG - albumin/globulin ratio AI - artificial insemination AIHA - autoimmune hemolytic anemia Alb - albumin ALKP - alkaline phosphatase ALT - alanine aminotransferase ANS - autonomic nervous system AP - anterior posterior APC - atrial premature contraction ARF - acute renal failure AS - left ear/aortic stenosis AST - asparate aminotransferase ATE - aortic thromboembolism AU - both ears AV - atrioventricular Ba - barium BARH - bright, alert, responsive and hydrated BAR - bright alert and responsive BBB - blood brain barrier BDLD - big dog/little dog BID - twice per day BM - bowel movement BP - blood pressure BPH - benign prostatic hypertrophy BT - bleeding time BUN - blood urea nitrogen Bx - biopsy C.
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Adopting a FIV Positive Cat into a Household with FIV Negative Cats

Is it safe to add a FIV + cat to your home? In an effort to help adopt out special needs patients from our shelters and rescue organizations, many cat lovers weigh the pros and cons of adopting a cat that has tested positive for FIV (feline immunodeficiency virus). While some people are informed that this is a safe and noble option, as there is a vaccine available to protect against FIV, the facts are not nearly this clear.
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The Risks of Secondhand Smoke in Cats

Understanding the Effect of Tobacco Smoke on Cats Much press has been given to the effects of secondhand smoke on people, but what, if any, is the effect on our cats? Recent studies have shown that cats are at risk as well. Environmental tobacco smoke or secondhand smoke is composed of the smoke exhaled from a smoker as well as the smoke released from the end of a burning cigarette, pipe or cigar.
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The Most Unusual Things Cats Will Eat!

Understanding the Most Unusual Things Cats Will Eat! Some cats will eat just about anything…literally! What are the most unusual things cats eat? We will tell you! The odd nibble of a non-food item isn't always dangerous, but it becomes a problem when cats ingest things which are not digestible. This causes a gastrointestinal foreign body, meaning that whatever “thing” the cat ate got stuck somewhere in the intestinal tract and caused a blockage or other problem.
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Helping Your Cat Fight Acne

Understanding Feline Acne Cats sometimes develop an unsightly medical condition known only too well by human teenagers: acne. It is not clear why, nor is there any sure-fire method for curing the problem. But you can help your pet with proper care. Feline acne is limited to a cat's chin and lips and can be a life-long skin disease.
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Guide to Cat Symptoms

Is your cat acting sick or having a problem? Symptoms are generally a sign of disease. Learn more about what could be causing your cat's problem by clicking on the symptom that he or she is having. Each of the below link will take you to an article with details about that symptom. Alphabetical List of Cat Symptoms Abdominal Distension Abscess Acute Collapse Acute Diarrhea Alopecia Anemia Anisocoria Anorexia Anuria Ascites Aural Hematoma Back Pain Bad Breath Bald Spot Bite Wounds Blindness Bloody Nose Bloody Stool- bright red or Bloody Stool -tarry Bloody Urine Bloody Vomit Blue Skin or Gums Breast Swelling Breathing Fast Broken Bone Bruising or Bleeding Cerebral Edema Can't Hear Can't See Can't Urinate Chronic Coughing Chronic Diarrhea Chronic Vomiting Cloudy Eye Constipation Convulsion Coughing - chronic Cyanosis Deafness Dehydration Depressed Diarrhea and Vomiting Diarrhea - new onset or Diarrhea - chronic Difficult Defecation Difficult Swallowing Discharge from Penis Distended Belly Drinking A lot and Eating A lot Drooling Dyschezia Dysphagia Dyspnea Dysuria Ear Discharge Ear Flap Swelling Eating A lot Enophtalmus Ephiphora Epistaxis Exophtalmus Eye Buldging Eye Cloudy Eye Discharge Eye Pain Eye Red Eye Sunken Eyes Tearing Eye Trauma Facial Swelling Fat Fainting Feline Urinary Obstruction Fever Flatulence Fluid in Abdomen Fracture Gas Gastroenteritis Hair Growth-lack of Halitosis Head tilt Hematemesis Hematochezia Hematuria Hemolytic Anemia Hemorrhaging Icterus Increased Frequency of Urination Itching Jaundice Lameness Lethargy Licking of Genital area Limping Losing Weight Malabsorption Mammary Gland Swelling Melena Nasal Discharge Neck and Back Pain Not Urinating Obesity Ocular Discharge Ocular Pain Ocular Trauma Pain Panting Pollakiuria Polydipsia and Polyurea Polyphagia Preputial Discharge Pruritus Ptyalism Red Eye Regurgitation Scratching Scooting Seizure Skin Discharge or Odor Skin Growth, Lump or Swelling Skin Lesion or Sore Sneezing and Nasal Discharge Splenic Hemorrhage Straining to Defecate Swollen Face Syncope Tachypnea Temperature - high Throwing Up Tremors or Shaking Trouble Breathing Urinary Incontinence Urinating Problems Urinary in House Vaginal Discharge Vomiting Vomiting and Diarrhea Vomiting - chronic Vomiting Undigested Food Weight loss Won't Eat
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Easter Lilies - Not Just a Pretty Flower: Toxic to Cats

Understanding Easter Lilies Toxicity in Cats The Easter lily is as common in many spring homes as chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. But did you know this popular flower is toxic to your cat? In fact, other members of the lily family have been found to be toxic, including the day lily and the tiger lily (although there's no need to worry about the non-toxic calla lily, peace lily, or glory lily).
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Dangerous Foods: Are They Harmful to Your Cat?

Americans spend over $10 billion dollars on pet food for our pets. Despite buying the best food available, some cats would rather eat what we eat. However, certain foods can be dangerous to your cat causing varying degrees of illness. Some food is toxic due to ingredients and some by improper cooking, storage or poor hygiene.
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Alphabetical List of Feline Diseases and Conditions

Feline Diseases and Conditions For information about general symptoms (such as vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, lethargy, lack of appetite, etc.), go to Guide to Cat Symptoms. Also, this article may be useful: 16 Symptoms You Should Never Ignore in Your Cat. Alphabetical List of Feline Diseases and Conditions A Acetaminophen Toxicity (Tylenol) Acne in Cats Acute Moist Dermatitis Acute Pancreatitis Allergic Dermatitis Allergic Reaction ( Insects) Allergic Reaction ( Unknown Cause) Allergic Reaction (Vaccine) Amitraz Toxicity Anal Sac Disease Angular Limb Deformities Animal Attacks Anterior Uveitis Aortic Thromboembolism Aspiration Pneumonia Aspirin Toxicity Atopy Atrial Fibrillation Aural Hematoma B Bacterial Bronchopneumonia Bartonellosis (Cat-scratch Disease) Basal Cell Tumors Bite Wounds Black Widow Spider Bites Blastomycosis Bleeding Disorders Brachial Plexus Avulsion Bronchial Asthma Brown Recluse Spider Bites C Campylobacteriosis Carbamate & Organophosphate Toxicity Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Carpal Hyperextension Cataracts Chemical Burns Cherry Eye Cheyletiellosis (Walking Dandruff Mite) Choking Cholangiohepatitis Chondrosarcoma (Nasal and Paranasal Sinus) Chondrosarcoma (Tumor of the Larynx and Trachea) Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Ear Problems Chronic Valvular Heart Disease Chylothorax Colitis Coma, Stupor and Decreased Consciousness Comminuted Fractures Congestive Heart Failure Conjunctivitis Contact Dermatitis Corneal Degeneration Corneal Laceration Corneal Sequestrum Corneal Ulceration Coxofemoral Hip Luxation Cryptococcosis Cryptorchidism Cryptosporidiosis Cuterebra Infestation Cystitis - Recurrent Cystitis (Acute) Cytauxzoonosis D Degenerative Arthritis Demodicosis (Red Mange) Dental Braces Diabetes Mellitus Diaphragmatic Hernia Dietary Related Gastrointestinal Disorder Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Dysautonomia Dystocia ( Difficult Birth) E Ear Dermatitis Ear Mites Ear Tumors Eclampsia Ehrlichiosis Elbow Luxation Electrical Injuries Endocrine Alopecia Enophthalmos Entropion Enucleation (Eye Removal) Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex Epilepsy Esophageal Disease Esophagitis Estrogen Toxicity Ethanol Toxicity Ethylene Glycol Toxicosis Euthanasia Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) Exophthalmos Eye Proptosis Eyelid Tumors F Facial Nerve Paresis (Paralysis) Fan Belt Injury Feline Idiopathic Cystitis (FIC) Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) Feline Infectious Anemia (Hemobartonellosis) Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) Feline Panleukopenia Feline Resorptive Lesions Fibrosarcoma (Bone) Fibrosarcoma (Nasal and Paranasal Sinus) Flea Allergy Dermatitis Flea Infestation Flukes: Pancreatic and Liver Food Allergy Footpad Injury Foreign Body: Respiratory Fracture Information (General) Fracture of the Carpus and Tarsus Fracture of the Digit Fracture of the Femur Fracture of the Humerus Fracture of the Mandible Fracture of the Maxilla Fracture of the Metatarsus and Metacarpus Fracture of the Pelvis Fracture of the Radius and Ulna Fracture of the Rib Fracture of the Sacrum Fracture of the Skull Fracture of the Spine Fracture of the Tibia and Fibula Fracture Repair Fractured Tooth Frostbite G Gasoline and Petroleum Toxicity Gastric Foreign Body (Stomach Foreign Body) Gastric Motility Disorder Gastritis Gastrointestinal Foreign Body Gastrointestinal Neoplasia Gastrointestinal Ulcerations Giardia Gingivitis Glaucoma Glomerulonephritis Gunshot Injury H Hairballs Head Trauma Heartworm Disease Helicobacter Infection Hemangiosarcoma Hemangiosarcoma (Bone) Hemolytic Anemia Hepatic Encephalopathy Hepatic Failure Hepatic Lipidosis Hepatic Neoplasia (Liver Tumors) Hiatal Hernia Hip Dysplasia Histoplasmosis Hookworm Infestation Hydrocephalus Hydronephrosis Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Syndrome) Hypercalcemia Hyperparathyroidism Hypertension Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism and the Kidney Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats Hyphema Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's Disease) Hypoglycemia Hypopyon Hypothermia Hypothyroidism I Ibuprofen Toxicity Illicit Drug Exposure Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) Inflammatory Bowel Disease Injection-Site Sarcoma Intervertebral Disc Disease - Thoracolumbar Area Intestinal Parasites Intussusception Iris Prolapse Iron Toxicity J Joint Injury K Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (KCS) L Laceration Lead Toxicity Leiomyoma Lens Luxation Leukemia Lipoma Lizard Venom Toxicity Lungworms Lymphocytic Plasmacytic Enteritis Lymphosarcoma (Lymphoma) M Malignant Melanoma Mammary Gland Tumors Mandibulectomy Mast Cell Tumors (Mastocytoma) Mastitis Maxillectomy Medial Patella Luxation Megacolon Megaesophagus Meningoencephalomyelitis Metaldehyde Toxicity Metastatic Neoplasia (Cancer) Metritis Metronidazole Toxicity (Flagyl Toxicity) Miliary Dermatitis Monorchidism Mushroom Poisoning Mycoplasma Myiasis Myositis N Naproxen Toxicity Nasopharyngeal Polyps Near Drowning Neonatal Isoerythrolysis Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones) Nephrotic Syndrome Nicotine Toxicity Notoedric Mange Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism O Ocular Trauma (Eye Trauma) Ophthalmia Neonatorum Otitis Externa Otitis Interna and Media Ovarian Tumors P Pancreatic Exocrine Neoplasia Patent Ductus Arteriosus Pemphigus Foliaceus Perinephric Pseudocysts Periodontitis Peritonitis Permethrin and Pyrethrin Toxicity Pica Pleural Effusion Pneumothorax Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Polyneuropathy Portosystemic Shunt (Hepatic Shunt) Potpourri Exposure Pregnancy Termination for Undesired Matings Primary Lung Tumors (Lung Cancer, Pulmonary Neoplasia) Proctitis Progressive Retinal Degeneration Proprioceptive Deficits Protein Losing Enteropathy (PLE) Protozoal Infection Protozoan Parasites Protrusion of Third Eyelid Pseudocoprostasis Pseudorabies (Aujeszky's Disease) Pulmonary Contusion - Lung Bruising Pyelonephritis Pyoderma (Bacterial Skin Infection, Pus in the Skin) Pyometra Pyothorax Q Q Fever: Coxiellosis R Rabies Rectal Prolapse Reflux Esophagitis Renal Amyloidosis (Kidney Amyloidosis) Renal Neoplasia (Kidney Neoplasia) Renal Parasites (Kidney Parasites) Renal Failure (Acute) Renal Failure (chronic) Renal Lymphosarcoma Retinal Detachment Retinal Hemorrhage Retrobulbar Abscess Rhinitis and Sinusitis Ringworm (Dermatophytosis) Rodenticide Poisoning Rupture of the Bladder Ruptured Cranial Cruciate Ligament S Salivary Mucocele Salmonellosis Sarcoptic Mange Scorpion Stings Sebaceous Cysts Seborrhea Simple Fracture Skin Cancer Smoke Inhalation Soft Palate Disorders Soft Tissue Trauma Spinal Trauma Spontaneous Abortion Sprains Sprayed by Mace or Pepper Spray Steatitis Stomatitis Storage Diseases of the Nervous System Strabismus Strongyloides Strychnine Poisoning Sunburn T Tail Trauma Tapeworm Infection Thermal Burns Thiamine Deficiency Thrombocytopenia Tibial Tuberosity Avulsion Fractures Tick Infestation and Control Toad Toxicity Torn Toenail Toxoplasmosis Trauma to the Chest Trauma/Automobile Injury Trigeminal Neuritis Tuberculosis Tularemia Tumors of the Anterior Uvea (Iris and Ciliary Body) U Respiratory Tract Infections Ureterolithiasis Urethritis Urinary Bladder Cancer Urinary Obstruction Urolithiasis Urolithiasis - Xanthine Urolithiasis-Calcium Oxalate Urolithiasis-Cystine Urolithiasis-Struvite Urolithiasis-Urate Uterine Prolapse Uterine Tumors V Vaginitis Vestibular Disease Vitamin Toxicity W What is Cancer?
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