Snow and cold can be just as difficult for our furry friends as it can be for us! “Frostbite” refers to the damage of body tissue that has been exposed to freezing temperatures for an extended period of time.
Disease of the lower urinary tract (bladder and urethra) is a very common problem in cats and may be due to a single or, more commonly, a combination of factors.
Ringworm; it sounds like a parasite, but it’s not. Ringworm is actually a fungus—a particularly yucky fungus because it is zoonotic, meaning it can be passed from one species to another.
A sebaceous cyst can develop when a hair follicle or skin pore gets blocked by dirt, debris, or scar tissue, or as the result of an infection. Our pets, like us, have microscopic oil glands that produce sebum.
Bladder stones are very painful for cats and are caused by changes in diet or water intake, metabolic disease, genetics, or bacterial infections.
Toxoplasmosis sounds scary… and it can be scary because it is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can be passed from cat to person. It's especially dangerous for pregnant women.
If you spin around in circles as fast as you can and then attempt to walk in a straight line, you’ll experience what your cat probably feels like if he’s suffering with vestibular disease.
It is totally disgusting to think that, in the early 1900s, it was vogue to consume tapeworms as an easy means of weight loss. This same type of tapeworm can sometimes live in your cat’s small intestine, feeding off the food he eats as it makes its way through his digestive system.
Panleukopenia, also known as feline distemper, is an extremely contagious and deadly disease caused by a virus.
Hypoglycemia is often referred to as “low blood sugar.” When your cat’s body is deprived of sugar, its main source of energy, his ability to function declines and, in severe situations, loss of consciousness or even death can result.