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Cat Health Issues - 3 Common Cat Ailments You Must Recognize!

Updated on December 9, 2010

Did you know that One out of every four American families has a pet cat and some have more than one. However, If you don't have your very own cat to appreciate and love its eccentricities and incomparable behaviors...You should consider getting one! If you're an ailurophile (A cat lover), Visit my blog...

Facts About Cats and I'll introduce you to the interesting and likely unknown facts about cats and their behavior, lifecycle, senses, and habits.


Recognizing These 3 Cat Health Issues.

Cats are a preferred pick of pet amongst animal lover...So Recognizing their cat health issues are vital. Not only are they are cuddly and playful, they bring joy to whoever owns them. They're also very independent, so they require to a lesser extent more attention than other animals. They don't have to be walked, a plain litter box will be fine and they thrive inside as well as outside. They're painstakingly clean and take care of much of their own grooming and are entertaining to observe as they play with the toys that are given to them.

Notwithstanding their independence, cats still need health maintenance and should go to see a veterinarian regularity basic...Especially if you're having some cat health issues. A lot of potential wellness matters can be avoided by keeping their vaccinations up to date. There are still wellness problems that need to be checked for, even if you take your cat for its yearly physical and shots.

Cat Health Issues - 3 Common Cat Ailments You Must Recognize!

>>>> One of the things that even fit cats can suffer from is hairballs. Cats are constantly washing their coats by licking at it. For this, they are subject to swallowing the fur that falls from their coats. This fur can start to amass in the abdomen and may become adhered in their digestive systems resulting in hair balls being formed. Cats normally handle this trouble themselves by spitting up the amassed fur balls.

Although it is uncommon, these fur balls can become a real cat health issue when they block the intestinal pathway of the cat and if this happens, prompt medical care will be essential. Signs of this trouble are poor appetite, dull appearing fur and irregularity. You should brush your cat numerous times during the week, to prevent large numbers of shedding fur from being ingested. There are as well products to break up the fur in their abdomens, as well as food produced to assist in the prevention of fur balls.

>>>> Another basic problem that you cat could have is a urinary tract infection. This trouble can involve both male and female, however male cats that haven't been neutered are more probable to get it. There are obvious signs of a urinary tract infection, the most obvious is that your cat will stop urinating or will start urinating in areas other than their litter box.

They could do this to let you know something is wrong with them. Another indication is if the urine has a strong aroma. Medicinal drugs prescribed by your cat's veterinarian will typically remedy the situation.

>>>> One of the most life-threatening cat health issue that a cat can face is feline leukemia. This disease can greatly reduce your cat's lifespan and can be prevented by making a point your cat is immunized against it. It's easily transmitted between cats, so caution had better be used to keep your cat distant from those cats who may be infected.

On the same token, if your cat sustains disease, make certain that you protect other cats in your neighborhood by keeping your cat inside until the danger of contamination is over.


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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      I am a cat lover and I enjoyed your hub very much. We have 2 cats and brush them every day. Very useful hub.

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      David 6 years ago

      Great info!!

      Check my crazy cat here:

      He is a bengal cat very sweet and smart!!

      Thank you!

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      Nat Amaral 6 years ago from BC Canada

      Thank you. This was very useful. I'm a very big cat lover.

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      crazycatman 6 years ago from Dallas, TX

      I enjoyed your hub. It is good to hear of cat lovers promoting good cat health. I will be visiting your blog. I also liked the way you organized your hub and promoted your other hubs. I wish you much success. Plus, I learned a new word; ailurophile! Too Cool!

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      Kathy 7 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

      Very good information. I must find a way to spread the word about your great hubs..I am going to "share" on FB and link to my Hub account. Voted UP and USEFUL