Nail problems in cats are common and have many different causes. Most nail problems are straightforward to diagnose and do not need emergency treatment. The prognosis for nail problems is generally good, though some may need life-long treatment.    The most common causes of nail problems are trauma, allergies, and infections. Cats of any age […]

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Uveitis is a common eye condition in cats and, if left untreated, can lead to pain and blindness. Cats that are squinting should have their eyes checked by a vet. All breeds are at risk of developing uveitis.  Uveitis is inflammation of the middle area of the eye (uvea), which includes certain tissues within the […]

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Leptospirosis is a highly contagious bacterial disease that mostly affects dogs. It can also infect and cause severe disease in humans.    Leptospirosis in cats in the UK is extremely rare. Most cases of leptospirosis in cats do not show any clinical signs. Leptospirosis is spread through the urine of infected animals and through infected […]

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Glaucoma is a very painful condition that often causes blindness. There are different types of glaucoma. Secondary glaucomas, constitute 95–98% of cases and are associated with disease or an injury to the eye. Cats with glaucoma have high pressure inside the eye. Contact your vet immediately if your cat has symptoms of glaucoma or a […]

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Giardia in cats can be challenging to treat but it’s usually not a life-threatening disease. Cats younger than 3 years old are more likely to have this infection. Giardia is a tiny parasite that causes upset tummies. It carries a low risk of spreading to humans, but it’s recommended to practise good hand and house […]

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Osteosarcoma is a type of bone cancer. It usually affects one of the limbs. It’s most commonly diagnosed at around 8-11 years of age.  Osteosarcoma is a rare and painful cancer in cats. Early diagnosis increases your cat’s chances of survival.   Overview What is osteosarcoma in cats? An osteosarcoma is an irregular growth of […]

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A C-section in cats is often needed when natural birthing poses risks. Purebred queens have a higher risk of birthing complications than domestic breeds. A C-section in cats is a surgical procedure that involves administering anaesthesia, making an abdominal incision, and carefully extracting kittens from the uterus. The procedure is crucial when complications arise during […]

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When vets talk about euthanasia, it means bringing your cat’s life to a peaceful end with an overdose of anaesthetic. Over 85% of all deaths will be assisted in this way.  Humans live a lot longer than cats. Saying goodbye is something all of us who share our lives with a cat will have to […]

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Feline immunodeficiency virus is an incurable disease that affects the immune system of cats. The condition is more commonly diagnosed in middle-aged cats and is estimated to affect up to 4% of cats in the UK.  Feline immunodeficiency virus is commonly called FIV or is also known as feline acquired immune deficiency virus (AIDS). Cats […]

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Feline leukaemia virus is an incurable disease that affects the immune system of cats. The condition is more common in young cats and is estimated to permanently affect between 1 and 2% of cats in the UK.    Feline leukaemia virus is normally called FeLV. Cats catch the virus through direct contact with infected cats, […]

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