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A-Z of Common Illnesses in Cats
Arthritis - Treatment options for Cats
Arthritis is extremely common in cats. If you have a cat older than 9 years of age there is a good chance that your cat is arthritic. In this video I will tell you about the most common and proven treatment options for arthritis in cats if you feel that your kitty may need some help for their arthritis. There are many treatment options to help make cats more comfortable and they don't all involve tablets!
Arthritis - What you can do at home to help your cat
Arthritis is extremely common in cats. If you have a cat older than 9 years of age there is a good chance that your cat is arthritic. Let me tell you how you can spot arthritis in your cat at home and the things you can do around your home to make it a little easier for your kitty to keep doing the things they love. After all, it is their home too!
Chronic kidney disease in cats: Diagnosis and prognosis
Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common diseases of older cats. This is a condition that cannot be cured, but it can be managed. In this video we will discuss how chronic kidney disease is diagnosed and what the prognosis is for your cat. The website www.iris-kidney.com has a wealth of additional information on chronic kidney disease in cats if you want more information on chronic kidney disease in cats.
Chronic kidney disease - Monitoring and treatment
Chronic kidney disease is one of the most common diseases of older cats. This is a condition that cannot be cured, but it can be managed. In this video we will discuss the monitoring and treatment of kidney disease in cats. The website www.iris-kidney.com has a wealth of additional information on chronic kidney disease in cats if you want more information on chronic kidney disease in cats.
Chronic vomiting and/or diarrhea in cats
Chronic vomiting and diarrhea are very common in cats. Some cats only have vomiting, some only have diarrhea, and some have both. Sometimes vomiting and diarrhea are related and caused by the same thing. I will run you through the most common causes in cats and share the steps you should take if you have a cat who has been vomiting or having diarrhea more than normal for a period of a few weeks.
Dental disease in cats - Feline resorptive lesions
Dental problems are common in cats. Cats may have no symptoms, or they may have problems eating, eat on one side of their mouth, drop food, drool or have broken teeth. Feline resorptive lesions (FRLs) is one of the most common causes of teeth problems in cats. It is also the reason why dental x-rays are so important in cats. You can learn all about this common condition in my short video.
Diabetes - Treatment, prognosis and diabetic remission
Diabetes is one of the most common illnesses diagnosed in middle aged cats. I will go through what treatment of diabetes involves, what the prognosis is for your cat if they are diagnosed with diabetes. We will also talk about diabetic remission. Diabetic remission is when your cat no longer requires treatment for their diabetes - which is almost always the goal when your cat is diagnosed with an illness! I will also tell you the MOST important thing that every cat owner needs to know about diabetes in cats.
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)
Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a relatively common viral disease of cats. It is caused by feline corona virus. This is not by the same corona virus causing COVID-19 in humans. FIP usually causes young, pedigree cats to suddenly get ill and die. FIP has been a fatal disease for decades in cats. It is still a fatal disease if not treated, but now, for the first time, we are starting to see cats survive this horrendous disease. At last we have a promising treatment for this viral disease. Find out more about FIP in this video and find out why cats are still dying despite this promising treatment.
Heart disease in cats - HCM and heart failure
Heart disease in cats is EXTREMELY common but quite underdiagnosed in cats. The most common heart condition in cats is called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, this is shortened to HCM. HCM can lead to heart failure, among other consequences which I will tell you about in this video. This was a difficult video to film, unfortunately there are no good things to say about HCM or heart failure in cats - I went and hugged my cat tight after this one. Please also watch the video I have made about counting your cat's resting respiratory rate at home, this is especially relevant if you have a cat with HCM or heart failure.
Heart disease in cats - counting resting respiratory rate
If you have a cat with a heart condition or if your cat is on medication for heart failure you should consider counting their respiratory rate at home. This simple monitoring in the comfort of your own home may help you to catch any change in their condition before it becomes a life threatening crisis for your cat. This is so simple to do, with one pitfall that I will outline for you. You can start today!
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