As the saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure’ and detecting early signs of any potential cat health problems will help to ensure the wellbeing of your cat or kitten.
On the menu to the right (click on the dropdown under ‘cats’), you’ll find a list of the most common cat (feline) health problems and diseases. Please click on the condition you’re interested in to learn more.
The information is presented in a clear format with basic, straight forward explanations avoiding complicated medical terminology wherever possible. The headings cover a description of the disease, causes, symptoms and treatments and will help to clarify any questions you may have regarding the illness. You’ll also see some useful related articles on cat health, too.
It may surprise you to know that you can test and treat a few common cat diseases at home. Basic observation of a cat or kitten will alert you to changes in their normal behaviour, and a straightforward health check of the cat will help to confirm any suspicions of ill health.
It is always advised that you seek the advice of a professional vet for clarification of illness and treatment.