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Common signs that your cat my be sick

  • lethargic
  • disorientated
  • weak
  • loosing weight
  • seizures
  • lack of appetite
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • problems urinating
  • bloody urine
  • difficulty or inability to walk, bleeding
  • pale mucous membranes
  • difficulty breathing and persistent cough.

    • If you notice any of the mentioned symptoms or other signs that concern you, take your cat to the veterinarian to be examined.

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Common Cat Illnesses

Hairballs

Hairballs are a very common cat health problem. Cats groom themselves constantly, and so swallow the loose hair that comes off their tongues. This hair can gather into a ball and lodge in the cat's digestive tract instead of passing on through the body. If your cat starts coughing and hacking, they probably have a hairball. The majority of cats do not have a problem dislodging hairballs, however, they can occasionally pass into a cat's intestines and cause a blockage. This can be a life-threatening problem. There are a number of signs to look out for. If your cat is constipated, off their food, or is lethargic with a dull coat, then they could have a serious blockage. A vet exam is definitely in order.

To prevent hairballs groom your cat frequently to remove the loose hair, you could also feed your cat food that helps control hairballs.

Worms

Worms can be a recurring problem, there are a few different types of worms but roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms most commonly infect cats. If your cat doesn't seem to be able to gain wait, has fleas, or has white specks in their stools then take them to the veterinarian for worm testing.
Worms are easily cured with a few doses of medication, but if left untreated, they can be fatal.

Urinary Tract Infections