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Cat Congestion

Cat Sneezing

…your cat sneezes after you spray a pesticide, wear cologne or perfume, or after you have used a certain household product, then this could be the cause of your cats sneezing. Feline noses, especially of Persians and other cat breeds that have flat faces, can be easily irritated by dander or dust and this could lead to occasional sneezing as the irritants congest their nasal passage. Another symptom of an allergy is if you notice that your cat

Cat Congestive Heart Failure

The job of a cat’s heart is to pump blood to its entire body. Any abnormality in the heart can decrease its ability to perform that task. When the function of the heart is compromised, fluid can accumulate in the lungs and other body cavities. This is what congestive heart failure is. Causes in Cats • If a cat is born with a congenital defect, it can lead to CHF • Any degeneration of the valves of the heart • • Cardiomyopathy, which is a disease…

Cat Hypertension

…lead to congestive heart failure, which is oftentimes fatal.Treatment The first order of business is to treat the underlying medical problem that resulted in hypertension. Medications and procedures can be administered depending on which disease is the root cause. It is not uncommon for cats to be placed on beta-blockers and other hypertension medications as well as a recommended low sodium diet. Your vet should advise you to have your cats blood…

Cat Herpes Viral Conjunctivitis

…itchy. The inflammation can spread to the cornea, and lead to permanent damage of the eye or even blindness. In cats, this condition is commonly seen in kittens and is usually caused by the feline herpesvirus. Outdoor kittens, feral kittens, and kittens living in shelters are especially at risk of conjunctivitis, whereas adult cats with healthy immune systems may become carriers of the virus and do not develop symptoms themselves. The feline and…

Heartworm

…scientific name is Dirofilaria immitis) that is spread via mosquitoes, heartworm can affect dogs, cats, wolves, coyotes, foxes, and even humans. Heartworm is a filarial which looks something like a thread which in its final reproductive stage lives in the heart of its host. Heartworm, left untreated, can be very serious as it can result in congestive heart failure and likely death. Heartworm can live in the heart for several years and treatment…

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