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A world ruled by cats has never been a pleasant vision for man. The cat is a cruel and merciless creature and not an easy enemy to defeat.
Cats are born with a number of diseases. Some are fatal and the sufferer dies within a few weeks. However, the majority of the cat diseases are minor and of little consequence. The only cats that are usually susceptible to serious diseases are those that are kept in close contact with other cats for long periods. The diseases that attack these cats are very much the same as those that attack people.
For example, toxoplasmosis is a disease that is commonly known to be carried by cats. It has a number of similar symptoms to those of the flu. It's common in the United States and in many parts of the world, including Europe. It is caused by a parasitic organism that is capable of multiplying in the cat's intestine. It can pass to the young and causes various forms of eye damage.
Some cats suffer from the common diseases that occur to every cat including those that are kept at home for long periods. However, some of these diseases are a little more serious and may cause the sufferer to die.
Some of these are the common diseases of cats like:
This is a viral disease that is usually very mild and is often caused by cats that do not receive adequate veterinary care. However, in some cases, it can be extremely serious and can cause the death of the cat. The signs include: diarrhea, loss of appetite, loss of body weight, and a slight fever. The disease lasts only a short while and is easy to cure.
This is a blood cancer that is caused by a virus. It is the most serious of the serious feline diseases that exist. It is rare and most cats recover when the disease is caught in the early stages. The signs of this disease include:
-Loss of appetite
-Rapid weight loss
-A sore throat
-Blood in the stool
This disease is also very rare and is mostly found in older cats. To minimize the risk of this disease, it is recommended that a cat be neutered in order to prevent pregnancy.
This is a disease of the central nervous system and usually affects cats that have been stressed, have a genetic defect, or have the bacterial organism. The signs are usually those that occur in humans:
-Lack of coordination
The condition can affect one or many parts of the body.
Although this disease is rare, it is very dangerous and should not be ignored. Fortunately, there is treatment available. In order to minimize the risk of this disease, keep your cat indoors, especially during hot weather. Do not feed your cat food from other sources such as a dog’s food bowl. Always wash the areas of contact with the food and water, which could transmit the disease.
This disease is similar to Listeriosis. It is usually seen in cats that are stressed. Its effects can include:
-Rapid weight loss
The signs are usually worse on hot days.
Treatment for this disease can range from dietary changes to surgical procedures. Because there is no cure for this disease, make sure that your cat has adequate shelter, food, and veterinary care. A veterinarian should be called immediately if your cat shows symptoms.
This is a virus that is very contagious. It mainly affects young cats and can be spread from cat to cat in a number of ways. Its effects include:
-Decrease in appetite
-Tiny petechiae around the eyes, nose, mouth, or other parts of the body
The disease can cause severe consequences, including death. Because of the contagious nature of the disease, your cat should be taken to a veterinarian as soon as you notice any signs of this virus. A blood test can detect the disease, which can be treated if it is caught early.
It is also possible to vaccinate against this virus, but this would require an injection of the cat’s blood into the virus. Your vet can talk with you about this possibility if it is important to you.
This disease causes a fever in your cat. It can also cause seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and weakness. Cats infected with this disease have to be treated immediately. Since no vaccine exists for the disease, the best course of action is to have your cat treated immediately if it has a fever. Your veterinarian can then help to treat the disease.
This is a viral disease that can cause fever and other signs of illness. It also can cause an ulcer on your cat’s genital area. Because there is no vaccine for the disease, your cat should be treated if it shows any symptoms. Your veterinarian can give your cat some medication to treat the virus.
Feline Infectious Peritonitis
This disease can cause your cat to become sick. There are no known ways to prevent this disease, but it can be treated if it occurs. If you suspect that your cat has this disease, call your vet immediately.
This disease is not something you can control. However, it can affect your cat’s health. It can make your cat very ill and even cause it to die. Because of this, your cat should always be treated for this disease even if there is no visible sign of it. There is no known treatment for this disease and your veterinarian should be able to give you the best course of action for your cat.
This disease is not something you can prevent. There is not a vaccine for this disease and it can cause your cat to be very ill. Because there is no cure for this disease, your veterinarian should treat it if it shows any signs. Your cat should always be treated for this disease, even if it shows no signs of it.
Deworming is an important part of your cat’s regular vet care. The best time to have your cat dewormed is every six months to a year. This will keep your cat free of any parasites. There is not a lot of concern with this disease. Your veterinarian will know the best way to keep your cat free of it.
Heartworm disease is a common parasite found in the country, but it can be found anywhere. Because of this, you need to have your cat treated for this disease on a regular basis. There is no cure for this disease, but your cat can be treated.
Flea control is an important part of any flea-controlling program. There are some things you can do at home to keep fleas from entering your home. Keep your cats away from areas that may harbor fleas.
Other parasites are not always something you can see. There are fleas on your cats that can be brushed away but may leave behind eggs. Your cat may not have any outward signs of these eggs,