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Cat Mites

…a popular deworming medicine for many years is also effective against mites. This is also the active ingredient in HeartGuard which is a preventative. Chemicals that will work on dogs can be very lethal to cats. Do not give any of the "normal" treatments to your cat. Consult with your veterinarian before administering treatment to your pet. Do not treat with used motor oil. This is a common "cure" in some parts of the USA. If your cat licks the…

Cat Worms

…negative tests are so frequent even when worms are present in a cat, your veterinarian may prescribe a deworming treatment even when fecal testing turns up a negative result.Pathophysiology As mentioned previously, worms are internal parasites that infest cats and other animals, giving rise to a variety of problems. There are several different types of worms that commonly infect cats, including roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. These worms…

Cat Coughs

…treatment required, if any, for your cats cough will depend upon the causative agent or underlying condition that is giving rise to the symptom. Once a veterinarian has identified the cause, a treatment plan geared towards targeting the specific trigger or illness can then be implemented. For example, if your cats problem is the result of a bacterial infection or infestation of worms, antibiotics or deworming medications may well be necessary. On…

Cat Vomiting

…other intestinal components may also cause your cat to feel extremely ill and vomiting. By keeping your cat on a strict regimen of yearly check-ups and proper de-wormings, you can prevent sickness or further medical issues from occurring. Ultimately, vomiting in cats can have such an extensive list of causes that it is extremely important to consider the context of the situation. Has your cat ingested any poisons? Does it have any predisposition…

Cat Hematochezia

…up the colon. The usual blood tests will be performed. There will be a complete blood count and a coagulation test to see how efficiently your cats blood is clotting.Treatment • Initial treatment will include fluid therapy if your cat is dehydrated. • If the bleeding is the result of parasites, deworming medication will be given. • Antibiotics will be ordered for bacterial infections • Your vet may order medication to slow down the movement of…

Cat Diarrhea

…if a parasitic infection is at the root of the problem, deworming will likely be necessary. However, in circumstances where the diarrhea is milder and does not seem to be caused by a serious illness or influence, there are several common steps that may be employed to provide relief for your cat. Often, dietary adjustments will go a long way toward alleviating the suffering of a cat with diarrhea. Reducing the amount of food ingested for a…

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