Common Cat Problems and Symptoms

How to tell if your cat has Joint Problems

As your cat grows and ages, over time he or she may become a little less agile than before. With older cats you might see a drop off in physical activity, and an increase in sleeping. While your pet may be in overall great shape for its age it is important to look out for any signs of joint problems.

Why is my cat sneezing?

“Why does my cat sneeze?” may be a question you have asked yourself in the past. While the occasional sneeze from your cat is completely normal, and no cause for concern, frequent sneezing might catch your attention.

Diarrhea in cat

If you notice that your cat is going to the litter tray more often than usual, and his orher stool is more liquid, or has an increased volume compared to normal, then she may have diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is defined as an increase in the frequency, volume, or liquid content of faeces, leading to unformed stools.

Cat Vomiting - What's the Cause?

Most cat owners will be used to seeing their cat vomit from time to time without being overly concerned. Usually the occasional vomit is a result of a minor problem such as overeating or playing too vigorously immediately after dinner time.

How to Reduce Hairballs

Cats are beautiful creatures and their fur is generally shiny, magnificent and very clean. This is because cats are extremely fastidious groomers, spending a considerable amount of their time grooming and keeping themselves clean.

How to Improve your Cat’s Breath

Bad breath (otherwise known as halitosis) in your cat can be caused by a variety of health problems. If the odour of your cat’s breath is very strong or unpleasant you should talk to your vet about the possible cause and how to treat it.

Common complaints

There are a number of common complaints that could affect any cat. When they are ill for any reason cats often become lethargic and withdrawn. Contact your vet if you have any concerns.

Symptoms of cat's diabets

Cats can suffer both types I and II Diabetes Mellitus but the most common form of cat diabetes is Type II.

Ear problems in cats

Hearing is a hugely important sense to cats. The hunting behaviour of cats led to a better sense of sound, and cats have a better ability than dogs to hear high-pitched noises. Because hearing is so vital for cats, anything that could impair the reception of sound to your cat can have a debilitating effect.

Kidney problems in cats

The kidneys are vital organs that perform a whole host of important functions in the body. Kidneys primarily filter waste materials from the blood (excreting them in urine) and are also involved in the regulation of body minerals and blood pressure, as well as producing vital hormones.

Blindness in cats

Although cats are well known for their excellent eyesight, they are unfortunately not immune to vision problems including blindness. Blindness can occur suddenly but more commonly the process is so gradual that the owner may not notice any problem until their cat is unable to see. Blindness is most common in older cats.