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Cat Preventive Care


This collection of Cat Preventive Care 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.

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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3 Important Facts About Heartworm

North Carolina is a high heartworm rate state. Here are some basics you should know.

Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos.

Heartworms are long, spaghetti-like parasites that live in the heart or pulmonary arteries. These worms cause disease by clogging the heart and major blood vessels, resulting in reduced blood supply to other organs, such as the liver, kidney and lungs.


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