Cats are unique, given the fact that most do not show symptoms of illness until they are in the later stages of a life-threatening disease or infection. Knowing your cat and spending time with him or her to understand their water drinking habits, eating, bathroom and sleeping routine will be a valuable asset in knowing the minute their behavior changes. When it does, it's best to bring your feline to the veterinarian office for a checkup and blood work. If there is a lack of eating, getting an x-ray is an added benefit to see what's going on--possible obstruction of a toy, rubber band, or something lying around like a piece of plastic they might have swallowed.

CatCuddles wants to offer cat lovers an initial guide into researching topics of diseases and illnesses so you can ask questions when taking your cat to the vet. We recommend bringing them sooner, rather than later, since later means something has usually been happening longer than we think already.

anemia in kittens


Cat Anemia Symptoms Similar to humans and other animals, felines are also susceptible to become anemic in various medical-related situations that may be long-term or short-term in nature. Cat anemia…

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Cancer in Cats

Signs and Symptoms Cancer in cats occurs as it does in any living thing. The simple yet abnormal multiplication and separation of millions of cells are classified as cancer. This…

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Symptoms of Diabetes in Cats Within the feline population, researchers and vets alike have been observing an uptick in the prevalence of diabetes, with up to 2% of cats being…

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Feline Leukemia

What is Feline Leukemia? Feline leukemia is an elusive, deadly virus that can appear in even the healthiest of felines. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a commonly seen virus amongst…

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Feline Panleukopenia

Panleukopenia Definition Overview of Feline Panleukopenia The feline panleukopenia virus (FPL) was, at one time, statistically shown to be the top killer of cats in the world. Fortunately, thanks to…


FIV – Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

What is FIV in Cats? Feline Immunodeficiency Virus In the same way that people experience the devastating diagnoses of HIV and AIDS, cats are also susceptible to a communicable virus…

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Frequently Asked Cat Questions

Health Questions Every Cat Owner Should Know CatCuddles has rounded up the answers to a few frequently asked cat questions. Although most provide answers to health questions that every cat…

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Hyperthyroidism in Cats

What Is Hyperthyroidism in Cats? Hyperthyroidism in cats (also called hyperthyroid disease) occurs when a feline’s thyroid glands produce too many thyroid hormones (known as T3 and T4). As a…

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Feline Hypothyroidism Symptoms Feline hypothyroidism is a disorder of the endocrine system. Hypothyroidism has been found to be exceedingly rare in cats, despite its regular diagnosis in humans and dogs.…

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Kidney Disease Treatment

Kidney Failure Treatment Kidney Disease in Cats Although most cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) occur exclusively in felines older than 9 years old, cats often begin developing the disease…

upper respiratory infection in cats

Upper Respiratory Infection in Cats

Respiratory Infection Symptoms and Treatment Overview of Cat Respiratory Infections If a cat is seen with a runny nose, fever, or sneezing fits, it may very well be under the…

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Why Does My Cat Spray?

How to Get Rid of Cat Urine Smell If you have ever wondered, “Why does my cat spray?” you are not alone. Many cat owners may wonder why their cat,…

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