Health Problems Experienced by Cats

While cats are known for their ability to groom well and stay healthy, even the most fastidious felines cannot prevent certain health issues and diseases. There are certain health complications that plague cats and some of these are as highlighted below.

1. Vomiting
This is one of the most common problems and can be caused by different factors such as eating poisonous or inedible foods, urinary tract diseases, infection or diabetes. It leaves the cat dehydrated and for this reason, it is recommended you take your cat to the vet so they can take a sample of the vomit and analyze the root cause of the problem.

2. Fleas
This is an external problem and one that can be treated with ease. You need to be on the lookout for signs that your cat has fleas and some of these include frequent licking, irritated or red skin, constant scratching, hot spots or skin infections, constant scratching, flea dirt on the cats skin and hair loss. Fleas live for over an year and as such, expose your cat to risks such as anemia. This is especially true if the condition is left to spiral out of control. Talking to your vet is the only way to find the best treatment for the fleas. Some of the common treatment options include use of powders, oral medication, foams and other topical medications.

3. FLUTD (Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases)
At least 10% of all cats taken to the vet suffer from FLUTD. This is a group of cat diseases caused by multiple factors. Both make and female cats suffer from this condition and while this is the case, it often affects overweight, unfit or cats that eat plenty of dry foods. Some other contributing factors include sudden changes and stress. Treatment of this condition varies in accordance to the kind of FLUTD the cat is suffering from and some of the common signs include bloody urine, straining while urinating crying while urinating, depression, decrease of appetite, vomiting and licking urinary area because of pain.