Cats Illness And Symptoms

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Cats Illness And Symptoms


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Just like any other pets, cats too are prone to many illnesses. More often than not, cats start showing symptoms of specific illnesses, which when detected at an early stage could be helpful for effective treatment. This is a list of common cat illnesses and symptoms. However, it is always better to contact a qualified veterinarian for proper diagnosis and treat the problem.

Perhaps the most common symptom of an illness in cats is the loss of appetite. However, this differs from case to case, and could turn out to be some symptom of a real illness only if the cat owner is absolutely sure about a cat’s normal feeding pattern.

Stress can play a big role in cats’ loss of appetite. A fight with another cat, or a change in feeding routines could also be the cause. Also, it is important to observe the cat for any abnormal activities like hiding in unusual places in home or not going out at times it usually does. It is always better to consult a veterinarian when a cat has not taken food for a whole day as it could affect the cat’s metabolism.

The symptoms differ from cat to cat when there is a case of urinary tract infection. However, the common symptoms could be whining or yelping sound when the cat uses the litter box or the presence of blood in their urine. Or sometimes, the cat might use the litter box quite often even without showing any signs of passing urine.

Vomiting is another common symptom of an underlying illness in a cat. However, this too like many other symptoms could be a cat’s natural way to dispose of some foreign elements in its body. Cats could vomit to get rid of the balls of hair in their stomachs, or it could be just that the cats had eaten too much food or too much too quickly. But if a cat vomits frequently, then it is time to see the veterinarian for a thorough check up.

Flu attacks in cats are very common despite administering flu vaccination. Cat flu symptoms vary but if a cat’s mouth has ulcers or if the cat discharges something from the nose, it could be a case of feline calcivirus.

Frequent sneezing can be a sign of infection in the upper respiratory tract of the cat. However, an occasional bout of sneezing might be just due to exposure to random irritants in the air.

Cats shedding more hair than usual could be a cause for concern. It could be depression due to changes in location, or allergies that lead to skin irritation, or even the presence of fleas and internal parasites.

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