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Cat Care Tips, Cat Advice & Health Information.

Feline Diarrhea

Diarrhea in cats is not a disease, but merely a symptom of an underlying disease. You should be aware that persistent diarrhea can cause severe dehydration. Dehydration will rob your cat of essential fluids and nutrients which can prove to be fatal if not treated in time. Causes There are numerous things that can cause […]

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Feline Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Feline inflammatory bowel disease develops when the intestinal tract is home to too many inflammatory cells. They’re sent there by the immune system to fight off an invader, although one doesn’t really exist. Although the condition makes life very uncomfortable for your cat, it can cause even more serious problems. The intestine will eventually start […]

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Feline Kidney Disease

Although it can affect younger cats, feline kidney disease is normally a problem with older cats. This condition can occur suddenly known as acute, or develop over time and be classified as chronic. Since the kidneys are responsible for eliminating toxins from the body, damage to them is very serious. Causes There are many different […]

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Feline Anemia

Blood is made up of various types of cells, with red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen. Without enough of these cells circulating throughout the body, oxygen won’t make its way to various areas. This is known as feline anemia, and it is an important sign that some underlying disease or condition is affecting your […]

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Feline Roundworms

Feline roundworms are very common parasites. These worms, which make their way to the intestinal tract, can be anywhere between three and six inches long. Unlike most other parasites that affect the intestinal tract, they don’t attach themselves to the walls. They simply float around freely. An infestation leads to a disease known as ascariasis. […]

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Feline Herpes Virus

Feline herpes is also known as feline viral rhinotracheitis or FVR for short. It is a disease that affects your cat’s upper respiratory tract. Caused by the feline herpes virus type 1 (FHV-1), it can affect a cat of any age or breed. Transmission The feline herpes virus is shed in bodily secretions from the […]

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Feline calicivirus

Feline calicivirus is also known as FCV. This disease is brought on by a viral infection and usually causes mild flu-like symptoms which rarely cause serious problems. Most cats are vaccinated against this illness, but the virus that causes it is still prevalent. Cause Calicivirus in felines is caused by a virus spread through contact […]

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Feline Bordetella

Dog owners are likely familiar with kennel cough. Cats can also develop a version of the disease known as feline bordetella although it is much less common. The bacteria responsible for this illness is closely related to bacteria that causes the disease in dogs and humans. The bacteria responsible for bordetella in cats is known […]

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Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Like its name suggests, the feline immunodeficiency virus attacks your cat’s immune system. It weakens the system and prevents it from eliminating various diseases it normally would be able to. Transmission The immunodeficiency virus in cats is usually transmitted due to biting. Infected mothers can also pass the virus along to her kittens. The kittens […]

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Feline Pneumonia

If it isn’t treated, feline pneumonia can turn into a serious problem. It occurs when the lungs become inflamed due to a foreign substance or organism of some sort. When inflamed, the lungs won’t be able to perform properly which causes breathing difficulty. Fortunately, this condition doesn’t affect cats frequently. Cause Pneumonia in cats usually […]

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