When it comes to cat health there is a lot of information available out there, even down to the health information of different cat breeds. Possibly the most important cat health information regardless of the breed is the common cat diseases your pet may be at risk of getting. There are a few very common diseases all cats can get and we will explore a couple of them here.
It is vital that you are aware of the potential risks your cat may face so you can be prepared should you notice any symptoms developing. There are two common cat diseases which you should familiarize yourself with first and foremost.
The risk of cancer
The common occurance of cancer in cats is not too different from how it affects humans. Unfortunately it also has much of the same effects on their organs and bodies. And much the same as it does in humans, the cancer will either develop slowly or very rapidly. Fortunately there are medical treatments and solutions for these cancers and more are being discovered. Diagnosing cancer early is crucial to the success of any treatment.
The risk of rabies
When is comes to information about your cat's health you will want to ensure you know as much about the risks of rabies as possible. Rabies is a fatal condition caused by a virus that attacks the brain.
Many people will be familiar with what rabies can do to an animal. It is not as common in cats but that doesn't mean it is less serious. Rabies vaccinations are the best way to prevent this disease. They are safe and effective and should be administered by a vet when the cat is still a kitten.
Unfortunately when you are looking out for symptoms of rabies they can easily be confused with symptoms of other diseases. Things to look out for are a change in the cat’s temperament, drooling and any drastic changes to appetite. Ideally you should seek the help of a vet if you supect there is a health problem with your cat. The risk of the animal biting either you or a family member is not worth it.
Information about your cat’s health is every bit as important as knowing about your own health. Understanding the health risks your cat (or any other pet you may have) could face in its lifetime is a responsibility you must assume. To ensure your cat enjoys a healthy and long life learn all you can from experts like veterinarians and trainers.