Vestibular disease in cats

Vestibular Disease in Cats-Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Vestibular disease is a condition in which the cat develops incoordination due to a number of disorders affecting the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear or brainstem. The vestibular system is responsible for providing the brain with vital information about orientation and direction relative to gravity. This information means your cat is aware if he […]

Mast cell tumour in cats

Mast Cell Tumours in Cats-Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

Also known as a mastocytoma, mast cell tumours (MCT’s) are skin tumours which have arisen from mast cells, which are a type of white blood cell formed in the bone marrow. Mast cells are found throughout the body, but are concentrated at points of contact between the cat and the outside world, especially the skin, […]

Behaviour Changes In Cats and What They Mean

Changes in behavour can be the first clue that there is something wrong with your cat. Cats are hardwired to hide signs of sickness, but subtle changes should warrant investigation. Cats should visit their veterinarian at least once a year for a health check-up, and cats over seven years of age should have bi-annual visits. […]

Cuterebra

Cuterebra in Cats – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Cuterebra (pronounced cuter-ree-brah) are larvae of the botfly who are obligate parasites to rabbits and other lagomorphs.  Cats are accidental hosts who become infected when they come into contact with infective larvae (also known as bots or maggots). Cuterebriasis is the medical term for infection with Cuterebra Myiasis is the medical term for infection by […]

Common Household Products Poisonous to Cats

Many day to day products we use can be lethal to cats. It is important that household chemicals be kept in a safe place, out of reach of cats. Never administer medicine to your cat without veterinary advice. This is especially important with human medication, which can be fatal to cats. Ensure all household chemicals […]

Supportive Care For Cats

What is supportive care? Supportive care is care provided to your cat to assist him when he is sick or injured, the aim is to help reduce pain, keep fluids and nutrition when a cat is too sick to eat and drink on his own, provide necessary medical care, such as medications, change dressings, and […]

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in Cats

What is disseminated intravascular coagulation?   Causes   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment    Prognosis At a glance: Also called: DIC, consumptive coagulopathy About: Blood clots form inside the blood vessels which use up the blood’s clotting factors which cause massive bleeding. Causes: Infection, cancer, inflammatory conditions, heat stroke, snake bite, shock, trauma, heartworm. Diagnosis: Veterinary diagnosis is necessary along […]

Cat Claws – Overgrown and Abnormal Claws in Cats

As cats age their claws can become thickened, brittle and overgrown, and eventually curl in on themselves, cutting into the paw pad. The claws on the front feet are most commonly affected.  There are a number of reasons your cat’s claws may overgrow as he ages.

Manx Syndrome in Tailless Cats

What is Manx syndrome?   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment  At a glance:  About: Manx syndrome is a collection of disorders affecting the spine, hind legs and colon of tailless cats. Symptoms: Symptoms can include urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation and hind leg paralysis. Diagnosis: Presenting symptoms along with imaging to evaluate the spine and nerves. Treatment: Manage […]

Antifreeze Poisoning in Cats-Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment   Prevention Image courtesy of Steven Brown What is antifreeze? Antifreeze is a common product used in car radiators to lower the freezing point of water in cooler climates. The active ingredient is ethylene glycol (EG), a clear, odourless liquid with a sweet taste, earning it the name sweet killer.

Hematuria in cats

Blood in Cat Urine-Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Causes            Symptoms           Diagnosis            Treatment At a glance: About: Blood in the urine is medically called hematuria. It may be seen in the urine or picked up during a urine test. It is a symptom of a disease and not a disease in itself. Symptoms: May not be apparent, or you may notice a red colour […]




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