Dental problems, such as gingivitis and periodontal disease, are very common in cats. Regular dental care, including brushing and dental check-ups, can help prevent these issues.
Obesity is a growing concern in cats. It can lead to a range of health problems, including diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease. A balanced diet and regular exercise are crucial in preventing and managing obesity.
Conditions like urinary tract infections (UTIs) and urinary crystals/stones are relatively common in cats. They can cause discomfort and difficulty urinating.
Fleas, ticks, and worms (such as roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms) are common parasites that can affect cats. Regular preventative measures, like flea treatments and deworming, are important.
Cats can contract respiratory infections like feline upper respiratory disease (commonly known as cat flu) caused by viruses like feline herpesvirus and calicivirus. These infections can cause symptoms like sneezing, coughing, and nasal discharge.
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is more common in older cats. It can develop gradually over time. Early detection and management can help slow its progression.
Cats can develop diabetes, especially if they are overweight. It's important to monitor their diet and weight, and seek veterinary care if you notice symptoms like increased thirst, frequent urination, or changes in appetite.
This is a condition where the thyroid gland produces excessive amounts of thyroid hormone. It's more common in older cats. Symptoms can include weight loss, increased appetite, and hyperactivity.