There are many different types of pain scales used to assess pain in cats. Each scale uses different techniques to assess the pain of a feline. Here's a guide to the various types in use.
The symptoms of vestibular disease are usually sudden. Your cat will experience disorientation, a head tilt, loss of balance, falls, abnormal eye movement, dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and lack of coordination.
We got our first Savannah kitten in March 2017. At the age of 14 weeks, Luna was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis, a fatal and then incurable disease. After some fast research, phone calls, and pure luck, we flew to the University of California, Davis, for a brand new FIP drug trial.
Hepatic lipidosis, or “fatty liver disease,” is a disease process characterized by excess fat accumulation in the liver. It is the most common form of liver disease seen in cats in North America.
It is important for cat owners to do everything they can to reduce their cat's risk and susceptibility to cancer.
If your cat regurgitates partially digested food every now and then, you need not worry, but if your cat is throwing up persistently and you notice blood, bile or foreign objects, take them to the vet. Find out why your cat is vomiting, how to get them evaluated, and how to care for them at home.
A review of the signs and symptoms of a cat in heat, tips to calm her down, and the importance of prevention.
This is my unbiased review of the AeroKat Feline Aerosol Chamber, a system that allows cats with breathing difficulties to use an inhaler.
Can cats have Down syndrome? Technically speaking, cats cannot have Down syndrome. What other anomalies in cats make their owners think they have Down syndrome is another health issue altogether.
Heart murmurs in cats, although often benign, may actually indicate a more serious health problem.
Veterinarians often treat cats for eye infections, and the prognosis is often good to excellent. Viral infections are time-limited, and bacterial infections respond to medical treatment
FIV is a viral disease in cats that causes impaired immune function. It can lead to a wide variety of signs, and it is often an underlying factor in other illnesses such as dental disease, cancers, and flu.
Here is a list of reasons why your cat may have a swollen stomach. There are many causes of ascites. Remember that only a vet can diagnose and treat your pet.
For owners facing the dilemma of your cat having cancer, I hope this article helps to reassure you that it is possible for your cat to survive even an aggressive form of cancer.
If your cat has discharge coming from their ear or seems to have irritation or infection, they may be in discomfort Find out how to tell the difference between various ear problems in cats.
I have used these helpful strategies for traveling with a cat who is prone to motion sickness.
Keeping your pet healthy is the most important thing you will ever do for your pet. Here are some great questions and answers on common cat medical issues, from the color of their tongue to eating habits, neutering, feline leukemia, and more.
Feline distemper or panleukopenia is a very serious and contagious disease that may kill cats. Fortunately, a vaccine can protect cats from the distemper virus.
Cats can become injured rather easily. The most common form of injury for a cat is a bite or scratch wound from a fight. These bites and scratches often become infected and cause an abscess. It is very important to have a vet treat your cat's injuries to reduce complications and infection.
Feline stomatitis is a painful disease for cats. The good news is it can be treated and even cured with proper nutrition and some dietary changes.