Cat Health Problems

So, your kitty isn’t acting his normal self. Just like us, this could be something serious, or perhaps he is just a bit under the weather. It is important for us, as cat owners, to know which cat health problems need medical attention.

All cats have the ability to make themselves vomit. They do this when something is in their stomach that just doesn’t feel good, like hairballs. Unless there is blood in the vomit, the cat is vomiting every time he eats, or there are other symptoms present, this is usually not an indication for a trip to the veterinarian.

If your cat is experiencing diarrhea, and there is no blood or vomiting, you can wait a few days and see if the problem stops. You may want to give him a bland diet and keep him inside so he doesn’t eat anything that will further upset his system. The important thing to remember with both vomiting and diarrhea is to make sure your cat is not dehydrating. A kitten can dehydrate rather quickly, it is important to keep an eye on them and seek medical attention if they are not able to hold down any fluids at all, or are really lethargic.

Other common cat health problems include worms, fleas, and infections. It is very important to get your cat all his vaccinations. Cat cancer has been proven to be more common in cats that have the feline leukemia virus; for which there is a vaccination. When you take him to get his vaccinations you should also get him wormed.

Most of the time, being aware of your cat and how he is behaving will let you know the seriousness of any cat health problems he may be experiencing. If he is behaving in a completely new manner a trip to your veterinarian certainly wouldn’t hurt him; and it will ease your mind as well.