Cat Care Center - Emergency

Blood in the Urine in Cats

Filed Under Urinary, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Hematuria in Cats Blood in the urine, a condition known as hematuria, may indicate a serious underlying disease process. Familial hematuria (a condition in which blood in the urine runs in certain families of animals) is usually implicated...


Salmonella Infection in Cats

Filed Under Digestive, Adult Cat

Salmonellosis in Cats Salmonellosis is an infection found in cats caused by the Salmonella bacteria. Along with causing gastroenteritis and septicemia in cats, salmonellosis is a zoonotic bacterial disease, meaning it can be transmitted...


Vomiting, Chronic in Cats

Filed Under Digestive

Vomiting is characterized by the contents of the stomach being ejected. Chronic cat vomiting, meanwhile, is marked by the long duration or frequent recurrence of vomiting. Diseases of the stomach and upper intestinal tract are the primary cause...


Rabies in Cats

Filed Under Neurological, Adult Cat

[video:wistia|adlzmfbumv|true] Rabies is a viral disease that specifically affects a cat's central nervous system (CNS). The primary way the rabies virus is transmitted to cats in the United States is through a bite from a disease...


Fluid in Abdomen in Cats

Filed Under Cardiovascular, Adult Cat

Ascites in Cats Ascites, also known as abdominal effusion, is the medical term referring to the buildup of fluid in the abdomen. This may cause symptoms such as vomiting, abdominal discomfort, and loss of appetite. A wide variety of causes...


Chocolate Poisoning in Cats

Filed Under Digestive

Chocolate Toxicity in Cats Although they’re not normally as curious about people foods as dogs are, cat (and kittens in particular) can sometimes eat things they aren’t supposed to eat, including chocolate. Derived from the roasted...


Inflammation of the Pancreas in Cats

Filed Under Endocrine, Senior Cat

Pancreatitis in Cats The pancreas is part of the endocrine and digestive system, which is integral for the digestion of foods, producing the enzymes that digest food, and producing insulin. When the pancreas becomes inflamed, the flow...


FIV or Feline AIDS in Cats

Filed Under Infectious-Parasitic, Adult Cat

[video:wistia|qk9ochgasm|true] By: Aly Semigran Feline Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (FIV) in Cats The feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infection is a complex retrovirus that causes immunodeficiency disease in domestic...


Broken Bones in Cats

Filed Under Accidents-Injuries, Adult Cat

We usually think of cats as graceful and agile animals that can make impressive jumps. However, even the best athlete can miss. Falls and collisions with cars are the most common ways a cat breaks a bone. Attacks by other animals (and sometimes...


Cat CPR and Artificial Respiration

Filed Under Common-Emergencies, Adult Cat

Image via iStock/MonikaBatich Artificial respiration (AR) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cats are emergency procedures that you will hopefully never need to use. The goal is to restore blood flow and oxygen to vital organs. It...


Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Filed Under Urinary, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Feline Idiopathic Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats Idiopathic Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (IFLUTD) is a general term for disorders characterized by blood in the urine; difficult or painful urination; abnormal, frequent passage...


Featured Breed

Jaspar Jonze

American Domestic

Featuring Jaspar Jonze
This cat comes in various sizes and colors. It may be sleek and long, or small and fluffy. Its coat may also be short or long, can be dense or sparse, and can come in any color or pattern....