Cats and dogs with long hair have a lot of grooming matters to attend to—and that includes paying close attention to the long hair on their hindquarters.
Cats can get mange from demodex mites, causing demodicosis, often arising in cats with weak immune systems from conditions like FIV.
Notoedric mange, also known as feline scabies, is highly contagious but more often affects kittens.
Cirrhosis is chronic, end-stage liver disease in which normal liver tissue has been replaced by fibrous scar tissue.
Coccidiosis is a disease caused by a tiny pest that can live inside your cat's intestines.
As with humans, cats can get fungal infections. They are fairly common and can be caused by several different types of fungi–one being a yeast-like fungus called cryptococcus.
Cryptosporidia are nasty little protozoan parasites that affect not just cats but dogs, rodents, calves, and humans.
If you have ever seen the Alien movies, you can relate to a Cuterebra infestation. Cuterebra are large flies who use dogs, cats, squirrels, rodents, and rabbits as hosts in which to procreate.
Cats get ear infections far less than their canine counterparts. However, if your cat gets an ear infection it should be addressed right away to minimize pain and damage to her ear canal.
Chylothorax is a condition caused by a buildup of lymph fluid in the chest cavity.