The most common Cat Health Problems and Symptoms
Taking care of your cat can sometimes be very challenging especially if you understand the many illnesses and diseases that can strike your cat down. There are just too many health concerns that it can be overwhelming sometimes especially when you do not know a single thing about any of it. One of the best ways to approach cat care is to be educated with cat health problems symptoms. This can be helpful when you can observe symptoms and have the ability to classify them and be better at arresting its possible causes. This is of course not for making your own move for treatment but for giving you idea what it can be. This can spare you from unnecessary worry at the same time give you the sense of urgency if you think it is life threatening.
Hairballs are one of the not so serious but very common problems for your cat. Thanks to the cat’s grooming habit the cat can form hairballs inside their stomach over time. Symptoms can include vomiting, gagging, hacking and continuous coughing. If your cat also has decreased desire for food hairball can sometimes be the culprit.
If your cats have enlarged chest lymph nodes and there is gagging, coughing and breathing difficulties these are common symptoms of feline leukemia. Vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, loss of appetite and jaundice can also point to this health condition. It is important you bring your cat to the veterinarian right away if you suspect this.
Worms can be also a big problem for cats and this can even be fatal. Symptoms can include poor appearance of the coat, vomiting, unexplainable weight loss and a pot belly appearance.
Cat Health Problems Urinary Tract
Urinary Tract Infection is a painful and bothersome health problem for cats. When your cat cries and is obviously uncomfortable when urinating then there is reason to be alarmed. Abnormal genital grooming can also be attributed to UTI. If your cat is urinating abnormally this can also mean he is suffering from the infection.
There are many more cat health problems symptoms but these are the most common. Having an idea of these entire “collection” of symptoms can make a difference in the quality of life of your cat.
“I’m trying to translate what my cat says and put it in a book, but how many homonyms are there for meow?
― Jarod Kintz, The Days of Yay are Here! Wake Me Up When They're Over.