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Feline Heartworm Disease

Fortunately for cat owners, feline heartworm disease isn’t as prevalent a problem for them to deal with as dog owners. The feline heart is smaller than its canine counterpart. That’s why these invasive worms prefer canine hosts since they’ll have much more room. However, cats can still become infected, just not as often. The disease […]

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Cat Poisoning – What You Need To Know

Many kinds of poisons from many sources can kill cats. Sometimes the poisoning occurs when a cat consumes a toxic substance. Other times it is the result of a cats self-grooming and ingesting poison. For example, a cat may walk through a rodent tracking powder, a petroleum product or antifreeze and consequent consumption of the […]

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Feline Giardiasis

Feline giardiasis is a condition caused by an infection of a protozoan parasite. The parasite infects the intestines and commonly leads to diarrhea in cats. Although the infection and diarrhea in itself isn’t that serious, the dehydration that can result can definitely be life-threatening. Cause The parasite that causes giardiasis in cats resides in the […]

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Feline Lung Cancer

Like most cancers, feline lung cancer is a very serious condition. It can be categorized as two types, primary and secondary. Primary occurs when the cancer originates in one of the lungs, while the disease spreads to the area from other parts of the body with secondary cancer. Cause There is no conclusive cause of […]

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Feline Pancreatic Cancer

Tumors that affect that pancreas lead to a medical problem known as feline pancreatic cancer. The pancreas is a gland that has multiple jobs. Not only does it secrete digestive enzymes, but it also secretes important hormones. This means that the gland operates as part of both the digestive and endocrine systems. Cause Fortunately, pancreatic […]

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Feline Acne

Feline acne is a condition that can affect cats of any sex, breed, or age. It is characterized by the formation of blackheads, or comedones, on the chin. Although acne in cats can be controlled, there is no treatment to cure it. Causes There is no known exact cause of cat acne. However, there are […]

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Feline Panleukopenia

Feline panleukopenia, commonly referred to as distemper, is caused by a highly contagious virus. The disease, which can easily be fatal, destroys the white blood cells and damages the lining of the intestines and stomach. Since white blood cells help fight infections, this disease leaves your cat at risk for various other conditions. Transmission The […]

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Feline Leukemia Virus

The feline leukemia virus is a disease that attacks your cat’s white blood cells. Many cats that contract that virus are able to build an immunity to it. However, young kittens and sick cats with a weakened immune system can easily die from an infection. Transmission The feline leukemia virus is mostly shed in secretions […]

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Feline Coronavirus

The feline coronavirus commonly affects cats. It usually causes mild to no symptoms and the cat is able to fight the virus off successfully. However, some cats go on to develop feline infectious peritonitis, a disease which is very deadly. Transmission The coronavirus in cats is spread via saliva. An infected cat can spread the disease […]

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Feline Parvovirus

The feline parvovirus causes a devastating disease known as distemper or panleukopenia. Although the feline version shares the same name as the one that affects their canine counterparts, the two conditions aren’t the same. They aren’t caused by the same virus and can’t be passed between the two types of pets. Parvo is a virus that can […]

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