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Common health Issues to Know about Cats

by Linda Lawton 10/18/2019

Cats are wonderful pets, but before you get one into your home, some illnesses are common to our little feline friends. Below are six common health issues to look out for: 

Cancer

Just like humans, cats can have cancer too. In cats, the two common types of cancer are feline leukemia virus and lymphosarcoma. Lymphosarcoma is very deadly, and it affects the lymph system in the chest or the intestine. Common symptoms include:

- Bumps or lumps in the lymph nodes or other parts of the body

- Swelling of the skin

- Skin infection or sores that recur or never fully heal

- Frequent sleeping

- Rapid weight loss

- Inability to move around

- Vomiting

- Difficulty breathing

Treatment: Whenever your cat starts displaying one or more of the above signs, ensure you take it to the vet doctor immediately.

Kidney Disease

Kidney disease is prevalent in cats and can quickly result in fatal health problems. Cats develop kidney issues as a result of high blood pressure, cancer, exposure to toxins, etc. Common symptoms include:

- A frequent loss in appetite

- Unexplained weight loss

- Vomiting

- Sleeping more than usual

Treatment: When kidney disease is detected early, you can treat it with medicines, but in severe cases, a kidney transplant or dialysis is the only option. 

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Cats are sensitive animals, and they are quick to react to anything they ingest. That's the reason vomiting, and diarrhea is common in them. Vomiting and diarrhea are most times caused by eating rotten or expired food, eating too fast, or eating plants with rough edges. Sometimes, bloody or dark diarrhea indicates internal bleeding of the intestine or stomach. Common symptoms are: 

- Continuous vomiting or diarrhea lasting more than a day

Treatment:

- Allow the digestive system of your cat to rest for 12-20 hours

- Change their diet to something like boiled potatoes, boneless chicken, and cooked rice

- Buy some anti-vomiting medicines from the vet hospital

Obesity

Obesity can be a big issue for cats, especially indoor cats. Obesity can lead to other health issues including kidney problem, joints, and liver problems. Keeping a close watch on your cats' weight is necessary. In a situation your cat gets overweight, here are some practical solutions:

- Avoid feeding your cat calories

- Increase your cat activities by playing with them for 15-20minutes a few times each day 

There are other types of health issues cats can develop, and these 4 are some of the most common you will see. The more familiar you are with them, the easier it will be to detect them and treat them effectively. For more on these or other potential issues, consult with your vet before you’re your cat falls ill.

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Linda Lawton

     Linda Lawton has successfully led the dynamic LL Realty team to top ranks of real estate business in Northern Nevada. Assisting people in the buying and selling of homes individually since 1989, formed L L Realty Inc. in Fallon in 1992 and LL Realty Inc. – Fernley in 1999, Linda believes in the fundamental basics of business such as excellence in customer service, and offering a professional environment in which people can complete their business transactions comfortably, and with confidence.
    

     Our friendly agents have over 150 years of combined real estate experienced, and along with our support staff, we are eager to assist you. The LL Realty team makes it easy to find the right agent for you. When it comes to selling your property, LL Realty believes in aggressive advertising in order to remain in the forefront of the public eye, resulting in swift and effortless sales.
    

     It is Linda, and her team's desire to make every real estate transaction stress free. Let us do the work for you. We will meet your document deadlines and our specialized support team will make all necessary appointments, schedule inspections, and do whatever is necessary to smoothly complete the process of buying or selling your home.