The most frequent diseases

Only the most important of the very many cats diseases can be mentioned here:


Feline panleukopenia: Highly contagious viral disease that inhibits the animal’s general well being; vomiting and watery to bloody stool. You absolutely have to take your pet to see a veterinary.


Cat flu: Highly contagious viral disease; expressed in sneezing and nose and eye excretion as well as the refusal of food and a tendency to contract chronic diseases. You must take your pet to see the veterinary.


Feline Leukemia (FeLV): Contagious viral disease, considered to be incurable, expressed by fever, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, changes to the eyes; possibly liver or kidney failure. You absolutely have to take your pet to the veterinary.


Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV): Contagious disease, expressed by a varied disease pattern, weakening of the immune system, formation of tumors. It is absolutely necessary to take your cat to see a veterinary. This disease is considered to be incurable.


Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP): Contagious disease, expressed in fever attacks, loss of appetite, apathy. Two forms: the „wet form“ involving an inflammation of the stomach or the pleura („fat belly“) and the „dry form“ involving changes to the organs. It is absolutely necessary to take your cat to see a veterinary. This disease is incurable.


Ear mites: Caused by mites (parasites), expressed in frequent scratching of the ears and head shaking; the cat will cock its head. Typical brown-black material in the ear. Possibly, you should take your cat to see the veterinary. Treatment necessary (spot-on).


Cat scabies: Caused by mites (parasites); expressed in pronounced itching, loss of fur, scaling and encrustation often beginning at the head. Take your cat to see a veterinary.


Fleas: Cause itching and inflammations as well as infections (transmit tapeworms). Ensure prophylaxis. In case of massive infestation, clean surroundings thoroughly, because flea eggs can be hidden in cracks, carpets, furniture and the bedding of the pets.


Worms: Primarily roundworms and tapeworms. Expressed in loss of weight, diarrhea, swollen bellies, shaggy fur, 3rd eyelid incidence. It is important to worm the cat regularly (3 to 4 times a year).


Diarrhea: Various causes. In the case of acute diarrhea, do not feed the cat for 24 hours (but give it sufficient water to drink!). Then feed it slowly with small quantities of food divided into several individual portions per day (rice and chicken would be good, if the cat eats it). Then slowly increase the size of the portions. If no improvement is achieved within 1 to 3 days, consult a veterinary.


Injuries: Primarily caused by rivalry fights and car accidents. Bleeding encrusted wounds; broken bones and internal injuries. Depending on the severity of the injuries (general state of health of the cat), take the cat to a veterinary



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