Cat Care Center - Health

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...


Unequal Pupil Size in Cats

Filed Under Eyes, Adult Cat

Anisocoria in Cats The pupil is the circular opening in the center of the eye that allows light to pass through. The pupil expands when there is little light present, and contracts when there is a greater amount of light present. Anisocoria...


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...


Feline Immunodeficiency (FIV) and Feline AIDS

Filed Under Infectious-Parasitic, Adult Cat

Reviewed and updated for accuracyon July 9, 2019, by Dr. Natalie Stilwell, DVM Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) is a complex retrovirus that’s similar to HIV. And similar to the way HIV can lead to AIDS, FIV can cause immunodeficiency...


Cat Leukemia (Feline Leukemia Virus)

Filed Under Infectious-Parasitic, Adult Cat

[video:wistia|e78avcp02e|true] Feline Leukemia Virus Infection (FeLV) in Cats Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is a disease that impairs the cat's immune system and can cause cancer. Thisviral infectionis responsible for too many...


Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Filed Under Urinary, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Reviewed and updated for accuracy on June 1, 2018by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD Feline Idiopathic Lower Urinary Tract Disease in Cats Idiopathic Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (IFLUTD) is a general term for disorders characterized...


Eye Inflammation (Conjunctivitis) in Cats

Filed Under Eyes, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Conjunctivitis in Cats Conjunctivitis refers to the inflammation of the moist tissues in a cat's eye, which are the portions of the eye located near the globe and up to the edge of the cornea -- the front part of the eye. It can cause...


Twitch-Skin Syndrome in Cats

Filed Under Skin, Adult Cat

Image via VCstockstudio/ Feline hyperesthesia syndrome (FHS), also known as “twitch-skin syndrome” and “psychomotor epilepsy,” is an obscure cat disorder resulting in intense biting or licking of...


Why is My Cat Losing Hair? Hair Loss in Cats

Filed Under Skin, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

[video:wistia|o7gcoolu9p|true] Hair loss in cats, or cat alopecia, is a common problem for felines. Cat hair loss can be partial or complete, and the patterns can varied or symmetrical. The skin surrounding the area of hair loss can appear...


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Havana Brown

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The Havana Brown is a beautiful cat with a warm, chocolate-colored coat and a distinctive head shape. Despite its name, the breed was developed in England in the 1950s. It was also...