Most Common Health Conditions In Cats

As a pet owner, you want nothing more than to give your cat the best life possible. This means recognizing common health problems that can affect your feline friend. Why is this important? Because cats are adept at masking their pain. They can seem normal and even happy but be nursing an ailment. The faster you realize there's a problem, the faster you can get help and return your cat to their typical lovable, frisky self. If your cat has a serious issue, an early diagnosis could save their life. If you suspect your cat is under the weather, have a veterinarian check them out.

With this in mind, here are the details on some of the most common health conditions seen in cats.

Fleas

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These tiny parasites can do more than just make your cat uncomfortable. They also carry diseases and cause infections. Once they find their way to your pet, they begin feeding on their blood. In kittens, this sometimes causes anemia, which is dangerous. They lay hundreds of eggs during their life cycle, which is why once an infestation starts, it can quickly get out of control. Prescription and over-the-counter treatments will get rid of the infestation on your pet. You must also treat your environment to eliminate the parasites. They thrive in warm, cluttered, and moist environments. Keep your pet's living area clean. Vacuum frequently and change the bag, or clean the canister, after each use.

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