Cat Health

Common Ailments

Cats can develop a variety of health conditions. Prevention is a big part of staying healthy. But you should also watch for general signs of health conditions and contact your veterinarian when you notice a problem or anything out of the ordinary. When it comes to identifying and treating problems, rely on your veterinarian and not a book or website. You should also call your veterinarian immediately if your cat is weak or listless, or refuses to take fluids.

Caring For Your Older Cat

How can you tell when your cat is getting old? On the outside, she may look much the same, and she probably still loves to bat her toy mouse around the kitchen floor and take naps sprawled across your hand-knitted heirloom afghan. But inside her body, time may be taking its toll.

Dental Problems

Lesions on your cat’s gums or foul-smelling breath can be early warning signs of a potential problem. The most common dental problems cats experience result from plaque and calculus buildup. If left unchecked, plaque and calculus buildup can eventually cause inflammation of both the gums (gingivitis) and the membrane lining of the tooth socket (periodontitis).

Cats can suffer from many things but making sure yours stays healthy is very important.