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Cat Health Articles
  • Anaphylactic shock is a type of deadly allergic reaction that can quickly result in death if it is not treated in time. This type of allergic reaction is most well known for causing anaphylactic reactions in people who are allergic to bee stings. However many mammals can suffer from anaphylactic shock, and cats are no exception.

  • A cataract is defined by opacity of the lens on the eye. A cataract reduces the ability of the lens to absorb light and as a result the vision is affected.

  • Ear infections in cats are most often caused by environmental allergens or parasites. In some cases, ear infections in cats can be caused by trauma, underlying diseases, or tumors.

  • Hyperthyroidism occurs in cats when the thyroid gland begins to produce too much thyroid hormones. The increase in the production of these thyroid hormones is due either to an increase in the size of the thyroid or a type of thyroid cancer.

  • Cats can develop a lot of harmful medical conditions that people have as well. Sadly cancer is one of these conditions, and cancer is one of the leading causes of death in cats. Cats can develop any number of types of cancer, but there are two cancers that cats are most often diagnosed with: lymphoma and skin tumors.

  • Dermatitis in cats is an irritating and sometimes painful condition that is often easy to diagnose but difficult to treat. Cats in particular seem to frequently suffer from skin reactions caused by parasites, fungus, and allergens. In fact, there is a special term for dermatitis in cats, feline miliary dermatitis, which cats often develop if they have a reaction to an irritant.

  • Dry eye in cats is a condition in which the glands of the eyelids are unable to properly secrete lubrication to protect the eye and keep it moist. Dry eye is a serious condition that can result in severe pain and blindness if it is not addressed.

  • In its most basic sense, heart disease is any condition which causes the heart to function abnormally. In most cases, the effects of heart disease interfere with the heartís normal rhythm and ability to pump blood properly. Fortunately treatment for heart disease in cats has come a long way, and many cats live for years after they have been diagnosed with heart disease.

  • The full name for Lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, or SLE for short. This disease affects a number of species including dogs, cats and humans.

  • Urinary tract infections, or UTIs, in people are most commonly associated with bacterial infections. However in cats, urinary tract infections are only caused by a bacterial infection in less than 10% of all diagnosed cases.