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Cat Illness & Disease


This collection of Cat Illness & Disease articles has been curated for you by North Elm Animal Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at 336-505-4435.

Reasons Your Cat May Be Meowing So Much

Have you ever encountered a “chatty” kitty? One who meowed at every opportunity (and then some)? Or maybe you’ve had the experience of a kitty who was mostly quiet, but then something happened and he became extremely “meowy.”


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The Secret to Knowing Whether Your Cat Needs to Go to the Vet

Listen up—we veterinarians are human beings! We understand that just about everyone turns to Google for answers to questions they have these days, as we do the same thing. But when it comes to your precious fur babies, there are far too many instances when “Dr. Google” gives a misleading or downright wrong answer. This can lead to a prolonged illness that could have been nipped in the bud, possibly painful scenarios for your pet, or even death.


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Cats and Glaucoma: An Eye Emergency

Glaucoma is rare in cats, though when it occurs, it’s very painful and can lead to blindness. It can’t be cured, though sometimes it can be treated.

Healthy eyes have a balance of fluid and drainage.  Glaucoma is increased pressure in the eye. In cats with glaucoma, the fluid stops draining and builds up within the eye, causing the increase of pressure. Sometimes the eyes bulge. Glaucoma also damages the optic nerve.


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Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

Does Your Senior Cat Have These Common Health Problems?

Cats are good at hiding their pain. As natural predators, they know the weak and ill become prey, so their instincts are to cover up any signs of weakness. Because of this tendency, it can be tough to know when your cat isn’t feeling well.

Yet, with cats living up to 20 years old and beyond, chronic health conditions are common. Kidney problems and cancer are among the chronic health concerns facing the feline population. Your cat may also be at risk for hyperthyroidism and arthritis.


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9 Common Houseplants Poisonous to Your Pet

Plants add a certain element to the feel of our homes; however, those with pets need to be selective about the greenery they choose to have around.

According to the ASPCA Poison Control, there are literally thousands of plants that could harm your pet if they ingest it. They all have varying degrees of effect on your dog or cat. Some mild, some severe, and some even potentially fatal. We've narrowed down the list to nine of some of the most common household plants.


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Bad Breath: The Silent Disease

Does your Fido or Fluffy have bad breath? That offensive odor could signify serious health risks for your beloved pet. To help keep you aware of potential health issues, we've compiled a list of dental and oral complications to watch for that might be causing odor.

Here are the top 10 things you need to know:

  1. Periodontal disease is the #1 diagnosed problem in dogs and cats. By age three, 85% of dogs and cats are affected with some level of dental disease.
     


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