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The 6 most common cat diseases and how to treat them

Cats remain susceptible to some diseases even with good care and health care, and in this article we tell you a list of the 6 most common cat diseases and the ways and means of treating them
The most common cat diseases and how to treat them:
 Below is a list of the most common cat diseases:
1- Vomiting: Vomiting is a very common issue in cats and occurs for many reasons ranging from eating something toxic or inedible, to infection, urinary tract disease, diabetes or hairballs.
Symptoms are usually obvious, and include drooling and abdominal cramping, and you should pay attention as vomiting can cause your cat to dehydrate quickly, so if your cat continues to vomit, you should take your cat to the vet immediately, and it may help to collect a sample of your cat’s vomit and take it with you to the vet.
2- Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) Some estimates say that up to 3% of cats examined by veterinarians suffer from Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), which is actually a group of feline diseases with multiple causes.
Both male and female cats can develop this disease, and it often occurs in cats that are overweight, out of shape, or on dry food.
Stress, multiple cats in the same place, and sudden changes in the cat’s environment and routine are all risk factors for lower urinary tract disease, and treatment depends on the type of issue: Difficulty urinating. Bloody urine. Urinating in unusual places. Crying when urinating. Licking around the urinary area (often due to pain). Depression. Dehydration. Lack of appetite. Vomiting. A cat being unable to urinate is always an emergency, so contact your doctor immediately if you suspect your cat has a urinary tract issue.
3- Fleas:
Fleas are a very common health issue for cats, but fortunately they can be easily treated, and signs of flea infestation include: Fleas appear on your cat’s skin and look like little black dots. Constant scratching. Frequent licking. Skin redness or irritation. Hair loss. Skin infection or hot spots. Fleas can live for over a year, and your cat is at risk of developing anaemia if the issue becomes serious, so make sure you treat your cat’s flea issue and prevent future infestations. Talk to your vet about the best flea prevention programme for your cat, treatments include oral medication, powders and topical medications.
4- Tapeworms: Tapeworms are one of the most common health issues affecting cats, and they live inside the intestines, and the symptoms of tapeworm infection can be subtle but may include vomiting and weight loss. Treatment options include injections, oral medications, or topical medications, but since cats almost always get tapeworms as a result of ingesting fleas, you should make sure to get rid of fleas in cats before treating tapeworms.
5- Diarrhoea:
Diarrhoea can be caused by multiple reasons such as intestinal parasites, spoiled food, allergies, infections, liver disease, cancer and others. If your cat is suffering from diarrhoea, provide plenty of fresh, clean water to prevent dehydration, remove your cat’s food for no more than 12 to 24 hours, and take your cat to the vet if you notice vomiting, dark or bloody stools, fever, lethargy or loss of appetite.
6- Eye Problems Eye issues in cats can be caused by a number of things, including conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, cataracts, glaucoma, trauma, viruses, infections, and retinal disease, and should be considered an emergency so make an appointment with your vet immediately.
In the end, now that you know the most common cat diseases and how to treat them, remember that proper veterinary care is the prerogative of your veterinarian, so don’t neglect to consult him regarding your pets

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