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Cat Care: 4 Conditions That Need Vet Attention

Worshipped since the days of ancient Egypt, cats are some of the world’s most majestic creatures, in addition to being wonderful pets.

But as you know, the cat in your life is very independent and keeps an air of mystery around them day and night.

While this makes them fascinating, it can also allow them to hide the fact they may be very ill.

If you suspect your cat may need a visit to the vet, here are four conditions that require vet attention.

Cat Care: 4 Conditions That Need Vet Attention

Kidney Disease

As your cat ages, its kidneys could begin to fail.

When left untreated, this can lead to other health problems that may shorten your cat’s life.

Should you notice your favorite feline is starting to urinate much more frequently, is drinking more water than usual, and perhaps is vomiting frequently, you should take your cat to the vet for bloodwork and a urinalysis.

Cat yawning and showing his teeth

Dental Disease

Believe it or not, nearly 90 percent of all cats that are four years of age or older are thought to suffer from some type of dental issue.

From gingivitis that inflames their gums to teeth that are decaying and need to be pulled, dental problems can cause pain and discomfort to your cat, lessening their quality of life.

By taking your cat to a veterinarian, they can examine your cat’s mouth, recommend the proper course of treatment, and have your kitty feeling better in no time.

Make sure to also have routine visits to prevent illnesses from becoming serious.

Gray cat peeking around a wall


Yes, cats can be diabetic just like humans.

However, just as with humans, diabetes in cats can be managed, either by giving them daily insulin shots or perhaps changing their diet.

Signs of feline diabetes include weight loss, increased thirst, lethargy, and sweet-smelling breath.

If caught early on, some cats will have their diabetes go into remission, especially if it is due to obesity and dietary changes are made.

Gray cat peeking out from under a blanket


Although it can be hard to detect cancer in cats, you may start to notice certain things your cat is doing that are out of the ordinary.

From weight loss and diarrhea to vomiting and anorexia, noticing these signs means your cat needs to be examined by a vet right away.

With early detection, tumors can be located and removed, giving your cat an opportunity to have a good quality of life for many years.

Since you want your cat to be part of your life for as long as possible, take heed of any changes to their behavior and have them examined by your vet as soon as possible.


Saturday 16th of September 2023

Sometimes things come up seemingly overnight - they're so good at hiding things


Sunday 25th of December 2022

Looking like it's time for another blood panel for Clarabelle. Hard to admit she's getting old

Antoinette M

Saturday 23rd of July 2022

It is important to take note of any such changes. Thank you for the post.

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