Cat Health – Three Common Health Issues In Cats

Cats are very independent creatures happy to purr in your lap for sometime only to jump down to investigate their food bowl or conduct one of the many routine grooming sessions. Most of the cat health related issues arise due to the conditions the pet encounters outside of your home or contagious diseases that can be easily prevented by timely vaccinations. Cats confined indoors tend to be fewer heath issues but there are some that are common to all of them.

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Hairballs

Cat hairballs are oftentimes dangerous but can be very annoying and messy. The issue is most often seen in cats with thick and long fir. When grooming, the cat ingests loose hair. Much of the hair perhaps passes through the digestive tracts with no issues. Nevertheless, the cat’s fur can also form into a ball in their stomach. For the feline, this gets very uncomfortable and the cat may start eating grass in an attempt to force vomiting to relieve the discomfort.

Once the cat regurgitates the hairball, he starts feeling better but the pet owner perhaps not appreciate cleaning up all the mess. Most cats come across this hairball incident several times during their life whereas some pets seem prone to the chronic issues with the cat hairballs.

Parasite Control and De-Worming

Untreated Tapeworms, whipworms, roundworms, and hookworms in cats can cause serious problems with your pet. Cats may develop chronic anemia, diarrhea and weight loss whereas the young kitten may even die from blood loss and dehydration resulting from parasites.

It is not only possible to treat parasites and worms – the treatment is cost effective and very simple for the pet owners. Cat worm medication should be given to your cat on regular basis. You perhaps think that the cat in your home is not exposed to the worms but you are wrong. Nearly all pets have worms at some point of time.

Cat Dental Health

The idea of feline gingivitis or cat teeth cleaning is a relatively new addition in the field of cat health care practices. During health exams, the cat’s teeth used to get just a cursory inspection. Now, the vets are well aware of the fact that cat’s dental health is as problematic and complex as the health of gums and teeth in humans.

By following some of the basic guidelines for feline health care you can certainly provide your cat with a comfortable, active and happy life as a valuable family member. Treat common cat health issues as quickly as they occur to avoid any secondary infections and life threatening emergencies.

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