Cat Care Center - Health

Give Your Kitten a Shot at Good Health

Filed Under Care, Kitten

By Samantha Drake Timely vaccinations are an important part of ensuring the health of your kitten. Kitten owners should bring their new pet to the veterinarian for its first round of shots, which will be followed by another set of vaccinations...

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Why Do Puppies and Kittens Need So Many Boosters?

Filed Under FullyVetted, Kitten, Puppy

In response to a recent post on whether or not it is safe for puppies who are just starting their vaccination series to attend socialization classes, TheOldBroad commented: I was under the impression that multiple vaccines were given...

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Lice in Cats

Filed Under Skin, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Feline Pediculosis Lice are parasites that live on the skin. Left unchecked, they can grow to be an infestation on the cat’s body. Lice are actually very small insects that feed by chewing on the skin of the animal they are infesting,...

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Feline Herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1) Infection - Head Cold in Cats

Filed Under Infectious-Parasitic, Kitten

Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus Infection (Rhinitis) in Cats Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) is an upper respiratory infection of the nose and throat in cats. It is caused by, and also know as feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV-1). Cats of all...

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Estrus Symptoms after Spaying in Cats

Filed Under Reproductive, Kitten

Ovarian Remnant Syndrome in Cats An ovariohysterectomy is a surgical procedure in which the uterus and ovaries are removed from a female cat. Such a removal results in the cessation of subsequent estrus (heat) symptoms in the female....

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Coronavirus in Cats

Filed Under Infectious-Parasitic, Kitten

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) in Cats Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease in cats which carries a high mortality due to its characteristic aggressiveness and nonresponsiveness to fever, along with other complications....

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Nose and Sinus Inflammation in Cats

Filed Under Respiratory, Kitten

Rhinitis and Sinusitis in Cats Inflammation of a cat's nose is referred to as rhinitis; sinusitis, meanwhile, refers to the inflammation in the nasal passages. Both medical conditions can cause mucus discharge to develop. With prolonged...

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Eye Infection in Newborn Cats

Filed Under Eyes, Kitten

Ophthalmia Neonatorium One of the infections that can affect a newborn kitten is infection of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and the eyeball, or of the cornea, the transparent front surface...

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Lymph Node Inflammation (Lymphadenopathy) in Cats

Filed Under Cancer, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Lymphadenopathy in Cats Lymph nodes play an integral part in the functioning of the immune system, acting as filters for the blood and as storage places for white blood cells. Consequently, they are often the first indicators of disease...

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Fatty Skin Tumors in Cats

Filed Under Skin, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Lipoma in Cats Lipomas are soft masses or tumors that lie beneath the surface of the skin. They are usually palpable, with limited mobility under the skin. The overlying skin is usually not affected. Over time they can grow larger and...

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Mange in Cats

Filed Under Skin, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Image via iStock.com/Valery Kudryavtsev Demodicosis, or Mange in Cats Demodicosis, or demodectic mange, is an inflammatory skin disease in cats that is caused by various types of Demodex mites not visible to the naked eye. Demodex...

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Flea and Tick Medicine Poisoning in Cats

Filed Under Neurological, Kitten, Adult Cat, Senior Cat

Pyrethrin and Pyrethroid Toxicity in Cats Pyrethrin and pyrethroid are insecticides typically used for treating flea and tick infestations in pets. Pyrethrins are naturally-based and derived from the Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium plant...

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Ringworm in Cats

Filed Under Skin, Kitten

Image via iStock.com/TARIK KIZILKAYA Dermatophytosisin Cats Dermatophytosis is the medical term for a fungal infection affecting the skin, hair, and/or nails (claws) of cats. The most common of these parasitesare 'Microsporum...

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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...

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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...

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