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.
A bite wound abscess is a fairly common occurrence, especially with cats who go outdoors. An abscess results when bacteria invade and infect a cut, scrape, or bite that a cat has received in the course of fighting with another cat or other animal.
Scratch scratch…shake shake…. If your cat is doing this constantly, or if you smell something less than pleasant coming from her ears, the culprit may be ear mites.
Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in people and relatively common in cats as well.
Our four-legged friends can get diabetes, too. There are different types of diabetes, one being diabetes insipidus—an uncommon disorder that affects our pet’s ability to conserve water.
Colitis is an inflammation or irritation of the colon or large intestine and, you guessed it: it commonly causes diarrhea in our furry friends.
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the inner surface of the eye. When it becomes detached from the tissue supporting it, a very serious situation exists.
Mastitis refers to a bacterial infection in the milk ducts of female cats.
Lipomas are benign, non-cancerous tumors that can develop anywhere. While ugly, lipomas are generally not harmful to a cat and are part of aging.
Learn about glaucoma, a painful eye condition caused by an abnormally high amount of pressure build-up in a cat's eye.