Cat Health Care





Idiopathic Cystitis in Cats

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Feline lower urinary tract disease is the term describing the following group of clinical signs regardless of cause: bloody urine straining to urinate (can easily be mistaken for straining to defecate) urinating in unusual places urinary blockage (almost exclusively a male cat problem and constitutes an emergency) licking the urinary opening (usually due to pain)

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Feline Heart Disease – Cardiomyopathy

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Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common heart disease in cats today. Cardiomyopathy means heart (cardio) muscle (myo) disease (pathy). Other cardiomyopathies in cats that you may hear your veterinarian discuss are: Dilated cardiomyopathy Restrictive cardiomyopathy Unclassified cardiomyopathy

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Abscesses from Bite Wounds

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An abscess forms when an infected bite wound heals over on the surface, sealing the infection inside. Fever is generated as the infection incubates. Diseased tissue and the inflammatory cells liquefy into pus. The pus breaks through the overlying surface skin and drains, leading to foul odor, pain, and discharge. The area may or may not heal on its own.

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