Category Diseases conditions of cats

Herpesvirus in Cats - What You Should Know
Diseases conditions of cats

Herpesvirus in Cats - What You Should Know

What You Should Know About Feline Herpesvirus Herpesvirus is very common in cats but it is not quite the same as the herpesvirus that people can get. In cats, the herpesvirus typically results in eye problems, though it can trigger upper respiratory signs as well (sneezing, conjunctivitis, etc.) unlike herpes infections in people.

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How Vets Are Using Ultrasound to Diagnose Cat Illnesses

Understanding the Use of Ultrasound in Cats Ultrasound, a high-tech tool long used in human medicine, is bringing new benefits to an increasing number of animals every year. Veterinarians in growing numbers have begun using ultrasound to diagnose illnesses and chart a course of treatment - often at less risk and suffering to the cats and less cost to their owners.
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The Skinny on Cat Skin Conditions

Beneath your cat’s beautiful fur coat is a layer of skin that’s both incredibly necessary and potentially problematic. Skin serves a multitude of purposes for cats. The largest bodily organ, it covers your cat’s muscles, skeleton, and internal organs. Your cat’s skin completes functions ranging from protection to body-temperature regulation to serving as a barrier that prevents loss of moisture.
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Not ‘Feline’ Fine: Dealing with Feline Depression

We all have bad days and we all get the blues. It’s true for cats, too, so all cat lovers need to be aware of the signs of feline depression. We often call on our feline family members to lift our moods. After a long day at work or during family crises, the soft purr of a cat can soothe frazzled nerves, and the cathartic feelings one gets when a stroking a cat cannot be denied.
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Autopsy - Post Mortem Exam - Necropsy in Cats

After a pet family member passes away, pet owners are sometimes left wondering why the pet died and whether anything could have been done to save him/her. A post-mortem exam is a very informative service that may be available to you through your veterinarian. Although it is minimally traumatic and often overlooked or frequently declined, this service can provide a wealth of information for you as a pet owner and for your veterinarian.
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My Cat is Licking Her Fur Off, What Do I Do?

How do you deal with a cat that is licking his or her fur off? What causes it and what can you do? There are many reasons that cats lick and for the most part, these are for normal instinctual grooming reasons. However, this behavior can become excessive with behavioral problems or in response to a medical problem to the point that it leads to the cat licking their fur off.
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Why Do Cats Lick You?

Have you ever wondered why your cat licks you? Licking is a very normal behavior in cats and serves a variety of functions. Most cat licking functions have everything to do with their normal instincts and grooming behavior. To understand why cats lick you, you need to understand the normal grooming behavior of cats.
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Everything You Need to Know About Cat Licking

Some cats pretty much never seem to lick and other cats lick all the time. Cat lovers sometimes ask questions about why do cats lick and try to determine when cat licking is normal and when the licking is abnormal. Cat licking is a part of the normal maternal instinct and grooming behaviors, however, these behaviors can become excessive and abnormal.
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Chronic Kidney Disease in Cats

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual loss of kidney function and is one of the most common diseases in cats that affects senior cats. It can affect all ages and breeds and is most common in cats over the age of 9 years and in Abyssinian and Persian breeds. The term “renal” and “kidney” are used interchangeably.
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Kidney Failure in Cats

Kidney failure in cats can be categorized into acute kidney failure and chronic kidney failure. Acute kidney failure is defined as an abrupt decline in kidney function and chronic kidney failure describes the gradual loss of kidney function. The term “renal: and “kidney” are used interchangeably. Some writers use acute kidney failure (AKF) while others write acute renal failure (ARF).
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What to Do with a Cat Flea Infection

Cat fleas are a very common and extremely annoying problem for not only cats but also their owners. Before we go any further, please make sure you understand this. It is critical to never use dog flea control products on your cat without the approval of your veterinarian. Using the wrong treatment on a cat can be fatal.
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What to Do with a Cat Ear Infection

Cat ear infections are common and can involve the outer ear or the inner ear. They can be caused by ear mites, bacteria, and/or yeast organisms. We will review common causes of cat ear problems and help you understand what you can do if you believe your cat has an ear infection. Most Common Cat Ear Problems Cats can get different ear problems and the symptoms can be similar, making it hard for the cat owner to know for sure the underlying problem.
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How to Control Excessive Shedding in Cats

It seems as though there is cat hair everywhere and all the time when you have cats. All cats shed and if they are indoors, they can shed all year long. Shedding is a normal part of a healthy hair lifecycle. While shedding in cats is normal…excessive shedding is not. Learn more about other Common Cat Health Problems You Should Know About.
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What to Do if Your Cat Has a Urinary Tract Infection

Some of the most common cat health problems are diseases that affect the urinary tract. They can include cat urinary tract infections , feline idiopathic cystitis, bladder stones, inappropriate urinations, urinary obstructions, acute kidney failure, and chronic kidney failure. We will review these common diseases and help you understand what you can do if you believe your cat has a urinary tract infection.
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Urinary Obstruction in Cats

Male cats frequently develop an obstruction of the urethra, which is the duct that transports urine out of the body from the bladder and through the penis. These obstructions are often a result of mucous, crystals, and even tiny bladder stones that bind together to form a plug. The opening in a male cat's urethra is so narrow that a small amount of debris is required to cause a full obstruction and an inability to urinate.
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