Common Cat Ailments

Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Disease in Cats

Often resulting in flu-like symptoms, Upper Respiratory Disease often affects the eyes, throat and more.

Rabies Vaccination for Kittens

Rabies is fatal but is 100% preventable by vaccinations administered in the early stages of a kitten’s life.

Arthritis in Cats

The most common signs of feline arthritis and joint disease include stiffness; limping or favouring a limb, particularly after sleep or rest; reluctance to jump or climb stairs; and noticeable pain.

Chlamydia Psittaci in Cats

This illness derives from bacteria and can often spread through to the surface of cat’s eyes.

Cats & Heartworm

Transmitted by mosquitos, heartworm can be detected through annual blood tests.

How to Get Rid of Hairballs

There are several simple ways to help control hairballs: daily grooming, select a hairball control food formula, and make sure a clean bowl of fresh drinking water is available to your cat at all times

How to Deterine if Your Cat Has an Ear Infection

An ear infection might look like dirt in your cat’s ear, but it’s actually hardened discharge from the ear’s wax glands, which become overactive and inflamed with infection.

Cats & Diabetes

As with humans, diabetes occurs in cats who cannot properly regulate their blood sugar. Symptoms may include excessive thirst and urination, or radical shifts in weight.

Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) Explained

Feline Urinary Syndrome (FUS) is an inflammation, irritation, and/or obstruction of the lower urinary tract far more common in male cats.

What to Do if Your Cat Has Diarrhea

If your cat has persistent diarrhea, try changing her diet. Boiled white rice, cottage cheese, bread, plain yogurt, boiled chicken, chicken broth, or strained meat are all good for stomachs on the mend.

Common Allergens for Cats

Like humans, cats can also suffer from seasonal and food allergies. Learn about inhalant, contact and food allergies and how you can prevent reactions.