Feline leukemia virus infection was, until recently, the most common fatal disease of cats. Because we can now protect cats with a leukemia virus vaccine, we are seeing fewer cases of the disease. However, it still remains a major cause…
What is the Fatty Liver Syndrome, and how does a cat get it?
The feline Fatty Liver Syndrome (FLS) is also known as feline hepatic lipidosis. This disease is peculiar to cats and is one of the most common liver…
What is distemper?
Distemper is an old term that has been used for a feline disease, based on a somewhat similar disease in dogs. However, it is more properly known as Feline Panleukopenia. The word panleukopenia means a decrease in…
Diarrhea is not a disease; rather, it is a symptom of many different diseases. Many mild cases of diarrhea can be resolved quickly with simple treatments. Rarely, diarrhea is the result of a fatal illness, such as cancer. Even diarrhea…
Diabetes mellitus, commonly called sugar diabetes or just diabetes, is a disease caused by failure of the pancreas to produce adequate amounts of insulin.
What does insulin do in my cats body?
Insulin has been called the cells gatekeeper. It…
Dental disease is a common and often overlooked problem in cats. While cavities are the most common dental disease of humans, cats are more frequently affected by tartar buildup on the teeth. Tartar accumulation leads to irritation of the gums…
What is cystitis?
The term ‘cystitis’ literally means inflammation of the urinary bladder. Although this term is rather general, there is a common form of cystitis that occurs in male and female cats. This disease is also known as Feline…
The cornea is the clear, shiny membrane which makes up the surface of the eyeball. It is much like a clear window. To understand a corneal ulcer, you must first understand how the cornea is constructed.
The cornea is comprised…
What is coccidiosis?
Coccidiosis is an infection with a one-celled organism; these organisms are classified as protozoa and are called coccidia. Coccidia are not worms; they are microscopic parasites which live within cells of the intestinal lining. Because they live…
What is cardiomyopathy?
Literally, the term ‘cardiomyopathy’ means disease of the heart muscle. More specifically, cardiomyopathy (CM) is a disease of the heart muscle in which either the heart walls thicken greatly (hypertrophic and restrictive forms) or stretch greatly (dilated…
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