As cat parents, we know there is nothing we wouldn’t do for our pets to make sure they are happy and healthy. Unfortunately, even the best pet parents will run into some medical complication with their pets. Hence, to know more about cat’s common health problems, the better prepared you will be able to handle them if the healthy problems come up.
1. Obesity: For many cat owners, fat kitten might look cute, however, carrying all of that extract weight can lead to worse problems such as arthritis. So, don’t spoil your cat with too much snacks and food. Control the food amount in her/his cat feeder and play with your pet a while everyday are basics to prevent your kitten get weight.
2. Urinary tract disease: This could mean as much as frequent urination to a more scary issue of an obstructed urethra. Be sure to check your cat’s litter often for blood, crystals or no urination at all.
3. Vomit: I believe you have seen your cat vomit before, and one-time situation are usually not a cause for concern. However, if your kitten is frequently vomiting, be sure to take her to the vet ASAP.
4. Respiratory disease: symptoms include runny noses, sneezing and coughing. It is the most common infections in cats that are respiratory in nature. Symptoms of upper respiratory infections in cats include runny nose, teary eyes, sneezing, cough, fever, or sores in the mouth. As for treatment, most upper respiratory infection are viral, so there is not much you can do but to take your pet to the veterinarian for an evaluation since some upper respiratory infections can be fatal.
5. Fleas: Cats are so neat and tidy that makes us think they are have no fleas problem. But that is not true. If you notice your cat excessively scratching or actually see little fleas, you must take her to the vet and brush your cat with pet flea comb to prevent the fleas’ problem become serious.