Common Cat Health Problems and What to Do
You'll be surprised to find that cat health problems are very common in getting and owning a new cat. It may be from heredity or sometimes it is something that can be prevented. Doesn’t really matter what breed or type of cat you have, health problem are to be expected and are part of owning a cat. Here is the information that you need to deal with the most common health issues and illnesses.
Some cat health problems that cats get are the same health problems that we get. Such as cancer, kidney disease, arthritis, flu, and diabetes. They can also pass diseases or conditions to humans. Rabies and Cat Scratch Disease are examples.
Cats typically remain healthy if they are provided with good food, shelter, plenty of water and cared for properly. You just have to keep an eye on your pet since they do get sick from time to time and it doesn't matter what you do. You will become an expert when you get to know your cat well and will soon spot any changes or anything out of the ordinary with your cat’s health and behavior.
First and foremost, taking your cat to the Veterinarian for his regular check ups and vaccination is quite important. The veterinarian will check the cat’s mouth, ears, eyes, and claws for any problems. They will also give your kitty a yearly vaccination to protect them from any diseases and viruses. By doing these few things, your cat should lead a very happy, healthy life and will be your companion for years to come.
Cats are really good in hiding signs of illness but here are some things to watch out for:
- Dull fur
- Strange bumps
- Loss of appetite
- Diarrhea for more than one day
- Trouble urinating or defecating
- Urinating or defecating outside of litter box
- Blood in the urine or feces
- Coughing, wheezing or excessive sneezing
- Unusual discharge from the eyes and nose
- Sudden weight change
- Hair loss
- Sudden aggressive or passive behavior change
If you notice any of the above signs or anything unusual or worrisome about your cat, call your veterinarian.
Because cats that are healthy should have bright, clean eyes, a pink mouth, and white teeth. They should be active, alert, and happy. Its skin and fur should be smooth and well groomed. Ears should be clean and pink inside.
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