Cat Eye Problem

January 13, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases

It’s been often that people think that your cat’s eyes are not something you generally have to worry about. But, this is a misconception. Cat’s eyes are very important and you do have to pay more attention to their eyes as well. Only if your cat has healthy eyes, they can be happy. If you notice cat eye problems, it needs to be promptly taken care by contacting your vet of course.

The eyes of a healthy cat are clear and moist, pupils should react to bright light and not be dilated. If there is swelling, redness, squinting or thick yellow discharge it is a cause for concern. The eye disease in cat is likely to have pus like sticky mucus or clear watery discharge or reddened eye. Any sign of something wrong with your cat’s eyes your veterinarian should be consulted immediately.

The eyes of the cat have a third, inner eyelid, the haw or nictitating membrane, which should not be exposed. If this third eyelid can be seen covering part of the eye it probably denotes a cat health problem. This could be an infection, a foreign body in the eye, or it is possibly a sign of stress.

Any injury to the cat’s eye is an emergency situation which will cause vision problem and that needs to be administered immediately by a veterinarian.

There could be eye tumors in eyelid and other types of dangerous tumors too. Removal of the eye is often necessary, but prosthesis may be inserted to retain the normal appearance of the eye. Secondary Glaucoma may have caused by a tumor.

Cats also have cataracts problem when left untreated, can lead to glaucoma. Surgery to remove the affected lens is possible in qualified cats, and lens implants are sometimes used to approximate normal vision.

Understanding Cat Diseased Symptoms

January 12, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Uncategorized

For those cat lover it’s very important that they want their cats to live as long as possible. Although genetics may have an effect but there are many things that can be done to maximize the cat’s life potential, starting when they first come under our care. It is always useful to understand the cat’s diseased symptoms that make things visible from going worse.

Very common cat’s symptoms are vomiting. When cat starts vomiting there is nothing to be in panic. As the cats eat the junk food and the potted plants they tend to vomit. They could be some allergic reactions that could cause them to vomit. Give the cat lot of water. When proper care is not taken and the cat keeps vomiting continuously this will lead to dehydration and can even result in fever along with possible death.

Other common symptom is Diarrhea. This can be a sign of an important condition than everyday indigestion. A real problem with dehydration is possible, so don’t allow this condition to be ignored and get your pet immediately to the pet hospital.

The other cat symptom is lack of eating. The pet refusing to eat and also not looking to drink for long periods at a time is not normal behavior. This needs to be looked at as a sign of a potential issue of bad health. Cats with an illness often will avoid eating; this might just be your kitty way for attempting to tell you of his or her illness.

The last symptom would be Sluggishness – Cat’s do sleep a whole lot, Lethargy is a yield sigh of some kind of problem. When your pet sleeps a; throughout the entire day, a possible cat symptom sign that there may be an issue.

Cat Health Issues- A Discussion…

January 09, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior, Diseases

For those cat lover it’s very important that they want their cats to live as long as possible.   Although genetics may have an effect but there are many things that can be done to maximize the cat’s life potential, starting when they first come under our care. It is always useful to understand the cat’s symptoms that make things visible from going worse. 

Very common cat’s symptoms are vomiting. When cat starts vomiting there is nothing to be in panic. As the cats eat the junk food and the potted plants they tend to vomit.  They could be some allergic reactions that could cause them to vomit.  Give the cat lot of water.  When proper care is not taken and the cat keeps vomiting continuously this will lead to dehydration and can even result in fever along with possible death.

Other common symptom is Diarrhea.  This can be a sign of an important condition than everyday indigestion. A real problem with dehydration is possible, so don’t allow this condition to be ignored and get your pet immediately to the pet hospital.

The other cat symptom is lack of eating. The pet refusing to eat and also not looking to drink for long periods at a time is not normal behavior. This needs to be looked at as a sign of a potential issue of bad health. Cats with an illness often will avoid eating; this might just be your kitty way for attempting to tell you of his or her illness.

The last symptom would be Sluggishness – Cat’s do sleep a whole lot, Lethargy is a yield sigh of some kind of problem.  When your pet sleeps a; throughout the entire day, a possible cat symptom sign that there may be an issue.

Cat Vomiting – Things to Know…

January 05, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases

It is often possible to understand your cat’s problem by noticing how and when he or she vomits. When the cats starts to vomit as a care taker ensure you pay attention to your cat. Note whether he or she vomits occasionally or if it is repeated, whether it is sporadic or persistent. How soon after eating does it occur? Is it projectile? Inspect the vomitus for blood, fecal material, and any foreign objects.

The most common cause of vomiting could be swallowed hair or some other indigestible foreign material, such as grass, that is irritating in the stomach. Most cats experience this at one time or another. There could be intestinal parasites that may also cause stomach irritation. Other common causes are overeating or eating too fast. When kitty eat their food and exercise immediately thereafter, they are likely to vomit. This kind of vomiting is not at all serious illness. It may be the result of feeding several kittens from a single pan, which encourages rapid eating. Separating kittens or feeding smaller meals often eliminates this problem.

When the cat vomits off and on over a period of days or weeks, there is no relationship to meals. The appetite is poor. The cat has a haggard look and appears very weak. Suspicious liver or kidney illness such as chronic gastritis, irritable bowel disease, hairballs, and a heavy worm infestation could be possible. A foreign body in the stomach is another possibility. It’s better to fix an appointment with a pet clinic immediately.

There are few home remedies for vomiting cats. Vomiting cats can rapidly become dehydrated as they lose body fluids and electrolytes. If vomiting is combined with diarrhea, consult your veterinarian immediately.