When we experience pain in our bodies, we can easily tell someone that there is something wrong and that individual will be able to take you to the infirmary. Pets cannot do that just watching them can tell you a lot of things. which is why owners should exercise cat care and be aware of the symptoms.
Talked About below are a few diseases and their symptoms you should look out for.
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is the most feared disease and in fact is the leading cause of death among cats. It is caused by a coronavirus infection and the worse part is that the symptoms are very common with other ailments, so it is really hard to tell if your cat has this.
There is also Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) that is similar to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Just like the human variation, it is a life long infection that progresses slowly and kills the cat.
Cats may as well be infected by Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). This is a is a retrovirus that causes fatal cancerous and non cancerous diseases. Fortuitously, it can be easily treated by using some household bleach and detergents, also your pet must be kept warm. This disease is carried through the saliva, tears, urine and feces of other cats that are infected. unlike the other two diseases, it is unable to live that long in the environment. Therefore, it is only transmissible when the infected cat stays with another cat for any period of time.
Worms are as well another threat to cats and this is caused by a fungal infection that is spread through spores. Since it is a self-limiting disease, you do not need to do anything to make it go away. It will eventually clear up but it may just take a few months.
If your cat is obese, the prospects are it already has feline diabetes. The symptoms of this disease include excessive urination and thirst as well as weight loss or gain. Vets are not yet sure what causes this, but there have been a few research studies that have proved that there is a link between pancreatic disease, hormonal imbalance and particular medications.
The symptoms of most of the above diseases mentioned are very alike. These include diarrhea, vomiting, lameness lasting for more than five days in one leg, a decrease in sight, excessive panting, a seizure, blood in the stool or urine, hair loss, persistent coughing or gagging and breathing heavily or rapidly while at rest. In order to find the answer, your cat will have to undergo some tests, at your local veterinaries.
The vet will take some blood, urine and feces samples. Any input that you have observed and give will also be useful. When the tests come out, only then will the proper treatment be administered to the cat as each case varies, so what worked for one cat may not have the identical positive effect with yours.
Your cat could still be healthy if you gave it constant attention. This can be done by giving it leading quality food, giving it fresh water, allowing it to exercise, proper grooming, making sure it stays indoors and taking it regularly to the veterinary.
If you miss any of these simple steps, then something wrong is sure to happen to your cat and you will soon detect a change in the behavior of your cat and if you do nothing about it, it is just going to make matters far worse. So you need to observe proper cat care and watch out for any symptoms.