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.

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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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Symptoms of Heartworm in Cats Within the feline population, an infestation of heartworms is relatively uncommon. However, if one of these parasites does infiltrate the cat’s bloodstream via a mosquito…

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High Rise Syndrome in Cats

What Is High Rise Syndrome in Cats? Although cats are renowned for their ability to land on all four paws from any height, there are some exceptions to this rule.…

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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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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Cats Symptoms Feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (abbreviated as HCM) is a serious condition that causes a thickening of the muscular walls of a cat’s heart. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in…

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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…

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Luxating Patella Cat

What Is a Luxating Patella in Cats? A luxating patella in cats is an orthopedic condition that affects the knee joint’s ability to function. The term “luxating” means that something…

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Rabies in Cats

Can Cats Get Rabies? Although more generally associated with dogs, rabies in cats is quite common. This is because a greater number of cats are kept as pets in the…

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Sudden Weight Loss in Cats

Sudden Rapid Weight Loss in Cats Although many owners worry about a pet being overweight or obese, unintentional and sudden weight loss in cats is often indicative of serious health…

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Types of Lymphomas in Cats

Lymphomas in Cats Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphocytes, which are white blood cells found in the immune system. There are several types of lymphoma in cats, which are classified…

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Upper Respiratory Infection in Cats

Respiratory Infection Symptoms and Treatment If a cat is seen with a runny nose, fever, or sneezing fits, it may very well be under the weather with a common cold.…

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