Cat Diseases

Cat diseases are often similar to human ones. The trick is to recognize cat sickness symptoms early. Gingivitis is reversible and can be treated with thorough plaque removal while left untreated it can lead to other problems. Periodontal disease is irreversible and the potential exists for damage to major organs. Details: Cat Teeth Diseases



Cat inflammatory bowel disease is another one and it's a chronic inflammation of the intestinal lining. The common signs are vomiting and/or diarrhea but those symptoms can indicate other illness as well so your vet will have to make the determination. Details: Cat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The earlier you recognize cat liver disease the better the chances are for prolonging your cat's life. Your cat's appetite will fall off. As the disease progresses, their skin will turn yellow and the whites of their eyes will turn yellow. Cat liver disease can often be treated successfully. Details: Cat Liver Disease

Cat Cancer...just the words give us an anxiety attack, but the term "cancer" covers a lot of ground and many can be treated successfully. Diagnosis and options details: Cat Cancer.


Cat Teeth Diseases

Cat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cat Liver Disease


Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease or FLUTD is more than just an inflammation of the bladder. The symptoms are often a clue. Your cat enters the litter box, scratches around, but exits the litter box only to return and return without being able to urinate. There are many factors that contribute to this disease but they can be broken down into two categories ... infectious and noninfectious. Details: Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Cat heart disease is commonly a heart muscle disease or "cardiomyopathy" and this causes a lot of trouble. In about 30% of the cats with this disease, forming a blood clot is a big danger. They may have high blood pressure that is easily remedied. Details: Cat Heart Disease.

Another of the cat diseases is Feline Infectious Peritonitis or FIP. This is a deadly and contagious disease that is virus based. It is also one of the most difficult cat diseases to diagnose. Details: Feline Infectious Peritonitis


Feline Infectious Peritonitis


Cat Cancer

Cat Heart Disease

Feline Heartworm Disease

Feline Ischemic Encephalopathy

Feline Kidney Disease

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease

Feline Leukemia Virus

FeLV or FIV?

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus


Feline Hyperthyroidism...severe complications can result if this thyroid problem is left untreated. Early signs of the condition are subtle and hard to detect. Generally, the cats are either losing weight and eating or drinking more and not gaining weight. With an older cat its wise to include a routine blood-test during the annual checkup so it can be detected early. Details: Feline Hyperthyroidism

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus is a retrovirus in the same family as HIV. HIV is human and FIV is feline. Early signs of FIV are mild. The cat may run a transient fever, might not eat for a few days and just may feel blah. They are mild flu-like symptoms. Details: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

The feline leukemia virus which is commonly called FeLV has no effective cure but many cats are able to fight off the disease before it grabs hold of them. Testing is extremely important in order to determine if a cat has the disease because they will have to be quarantined from your other cats and it will require special care. Details: Feline-Leukemia Virus  



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