The usual way to know cat’s health or health cat is by paying more attention to their change of behavior. They’re like us, sometimes can be ill but they can’t tell us. By finding out early signs, you can minimize their sufferings and lessen the cost of further medication.
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Cat Health Monitoring
About problem of health cat sometimes wants to hide its sickness by sleeping and hiding for a long time, it’s one of cat’s heritage trait as a predator. However, you can notify cats’ illness if you see them less active and playful. You should check their temperature which should be around 101 to 102.5 degrees F, then there might be a serious problem if it’s below 100 degrees. Significant weight loss or overweight can be caused by and can cause illnesses as well.
Their change of toilet behavior can also be the sign of sickness. If you notice there’s rice like or bloodworm in their stool you should consult it with your vet. The increase of urinating and increase of drinking habit may cause by diabetes or kidney failure. You should concern more as well if your cat’s urine is bloody and cloudy.
Problem with digestion can be indicated if your cat has diarrhea and vomit a lot. You can easily know if your cat gets the flu or cold if they’re coughing, sneezing and running eyes. The more serious condition can be indicated by drooling, puslike discharges and listlessness. There’s also the possibility of having anemia if your cat has pale tongue and gums, and lack of energy.
Besides those common symptoms of common diseases which can be easier to be treated, there are some other health cat problems which are more fatal to your cat. Here are the three most common and fatal cat diseases and the symptoms.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP).
FIP commonly affects indoor cats. It’s because this virus can live in damp areas, like in hands, clothes, gardens and in shoes. Earlier vaccination can be a great savior. The symptoms of this disease are just like the more general sickness, you just have to consult with the veterinarian if you’re not sure about the symptoms.
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV).
Feline leukemia or leukemia in cats is another disease which is considered fatal among other fatal health cat problems. It weakens the immune system of the body of the cats. Secondary symptoms can be treated to some extent but unfortunately, there is no exact medical treatment for FeLV. The symptoms of general cat diseases can be seen, and to make sure that cat is affected with FeLV a blood test should be done in order to diagnose the proper case.
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
Cats can get affected with FIV just like HIV in human. When this article is written there’re still no specific treatments available for this disease. It’s really worrisome that almost 10% of the entire cat population carries FIV. The best prevention is needed by keeping your cat indoors if your cat was not a stray that you have adopted. This disease doesn’t have any symptoms. The virus weakens the immune system and makes the affected cat vulnerable to any disease. A blood test is really needed to diagnose the virus.
After knowing exactly kinds of health cat problems and the symptoms happens to your cat, your the next challenge is to address the proper and best medication needed.