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10 Most Common Cat Diseases

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1. Urinary tract disease
FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease) is a common condition that your cat may face. The bladder and the urethra of your pet are affected by it. The symptoms can be seen when a cat stops using the litter box, shows simple irritation while urination or strains without urine. You can easily see this infection if you find out excessive licking of the genital area or blood in the urine. You should visit the vet immediately. Remember that this is not a disease to ignore.

If your cat is left unattended in such a condition, then it will be fatal. So be very attentive and never hesitate to let the vet know about it and provide the needed medicines to improve your fury friend’s condition.
2. Infectious disease
Infectious diseases are also very common among cats. The most common one is respiratory diseases. Your cat may be vaccinated, but it will still get different infections. The symptoms are visible very easily including runny nose, cough, sneezing, fever, sores in the mouth and teary eyes. In such cases you have no other option as you have to wait. However, if you see that the symptoms are getting worse, then you must visit the vet and discuss everything, so that a simple respiratory infection won’t be fatal for your cat.

Many other infections will be noticed through the symptoms like fecer, bloody diarrhea, dehydration and lethargy. Don’t be careless with your cat’s life and these symptoms will never turn into fatal conditions.
3. Feline Leukemia Virus
Nowadays cancer doesn’t only happen with humans but also with cats. Cats usually get the cancer of the lymph system caused by feline leukemia virus. It mostly appears in the chest. Especially white cats are very sensitive and vulnerable to squamous cell carcinoma. If you check and notice any symptoms like lumps, swelling, weight loss, sores, lethargy, vomiting, lameness, difficulty in breathing or urinating, then let the vet know about it. You should never delay this as the combination of these symptoms may be very dangerous to your feline’s health.

After the consultation, there may be offered different treatment options including chemothearpy, surgery, radiation, immunotherapy etc. The vets who have specialized in oncology may also be required for your cat’s treatment.
4. Cancer
Nowadays cancer doesn’t only happen with humans but also with cats. Cats usually get the cancer of the lymph system caused by feline leukemia virus. It mostly appears in the chest. Especially white cats are very sensitive and vulnerable to squamous cell carcinoma. If you check and notice any symptoms like lumps, swelling, weight loss, sores, lethargy, vomiting, lameness, difficulty in breathing or urinating, then let the vet know about it. You should never delay this as the combination of these symptoms may be very dangerous to your feline’s health.
5. Heartworm disease
n general this is not very popular disease, however, you may face this heartworm disease if you own a cat. Your cat may show symptoms like vomiting, respiratory problems and coughing. If you notice these symptoms you must undoubtedly check its condition. Unfortunately, there isn’t any effective treatment found yet, so heartworms may become fatal if your cat doesn’t have an immune system to fight it by itself. Whenever you consult with the vet, he may probably offer a surgery, but take into account that surgery will be a very risky procedure.
6. Kidney Disease
This is an awful disease. Whenever you cat gets this, there will appear parasites. They will stick to your cat’s body and start sucking out its blood. The signs that will undoubtedly emerge because of this include increased scratching, bald patches, hair loss. You will even be able to notice flea eggs, fleas on your pet’s fur. Such conditions require an urgent consulting with the vet. He will examine your fury friend and find out the type of the parasites. This will enable him to give the appropriate product that will kill the fleas and the eggs.

Don’t use general insecticides on your cat. It’s necessary to discuss everything with the vet, so that he will confirm which medicine suits the cat best. The general insecticides may be even fatal!
7. Fleas

This is an awful disease. Whenever you cat gets this, there will appear parasites. They will stick to your cat’s body and start sucking out its blood. The signs that will undoubtedly emerge because of this include increased scratching, bald patches, hair loss. You will even be able to notice flea eggs, fleas on your pet’s fur. Such conditions require an urgent consulting with the vet. He will examine your fury friend and find out the type of the parasites. This will enable him to give the appropriate product that will kill the fleas and the eggs.

8. Dental Disease

If your companion has a bad breath, shows a great difficulty in eating and you notice major changes in chewing practices, then this means your cat has a serious problem. Bad breath may indicate gingivitis and digestive issues, but pain in tooth will lead to dental problems that need a great attention. You will notice the following symptoms: red or swollen gums, which can even be discolored, ulcers in the tongue or mouth, loose teeth, constant pawing at the area of the mouth.

9. Vomiting and diarrhea

Vomiting and diarrhea are very common problems of cats. It may be caused because of the last food your cat ate or a plant that might not be so good with its gut. Whenever you notice this disease, never ignore it as it won’t be cured on its own. Take into account that such signs may also indicate a deeper lying infection or disease. Check with the doctor and let him know about this condition as diarrhea and vomiting will be a cause of a serious concern. You should also tell the doctor if there are bloody or black stools. It’s because they may be caused by internal bleeding which can be more than dangerous.


10. Fractures

Cats may fall from heights and remain uninjured, but they can also fall from the window which is not even high, and will get an injury. You may ask why it is so? It’s all because when a cat falls from heights its body is adjusted in a position, so that it will land uninjured. But when it falls unexpectedly, its body doesn’t catch up to prepare for the perfect position. You should check if your cat whimpers at your touch, is limping or has any difficulty to move around.

It can be a sign of suffering a fracture. This pain may become fatal for your cat, so if you notice it, then report to the doctor immediately. The animal doctor will take up immediate actions and there will really be chances that your cat will survive.
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