Common Medical Concerns: CatsHere at Pet Medical Center, we genuinely care about the health and well-being of your pets. If your cat or dog seems ill, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (951) 676-3531. We’ll make sure your pet sees a doctor as soon as possible, and we always give priority to emergency situations. If your pet is extremely sick or severely injured, just come to Pet Medical Center and our doctors will take care of your dog or cat as if it were their own. That’s why at Pet Medical Center, our motto is “where your pet is part of our family.” We’re here for all your pets’ healthcare needs from the first day of adoption and beyond! 

We’re 100% dedicated to achieving the best possible healthcare outcomes for every pet who walks through our door. That’s why we recently created a new blog series called: Common Medical Concerns. In previous blog articles, we’ve discussed common medical concerns about puppies (diseases, intestinal parasites, and more) – you can check out the full article here. We’ve also shared helpful information about common medical concerns regarding kittens (parasites, infectious diseases, and more) – the blog post can be easily accessed here. The most recent blog was about common medical concerns for dogs (ear infections, parasites, fleas, etc.) – you can read that blog here. 

Now today we’re publishing the last blog in this series. Naturally, it’s about cats. 

If you’re adopting a cat from a shelter or getting one from a friend or family member, you should inform yourself of all the most common medical concerns for cats. Be on the look out for these problems and bring your furry friend to Pet Medical Center anytime an issue arises. Regular pet visits to Pet Medical Center provides an ideal opportunity for our doctors to catch any issues at their early stages, but don’t hesitate to call us at (951) 676-3531 anytime your cat gets sick or injured. We’re here to handle all your cat’s healthcare needs. 

Vomiting

Almost all cats vomit at some point in their lives. There are so many potential causes of vomiting – eating something poisonous or inedible (like string), infections, urinary tract disease, hairballs, and perhaps even diabetes. Vomiting can quickly make your cat dehydrated, so make sure to leave water nearby for your cat to drink when he or she is done. If your cat continues vomiting frequently or begins to act seriously ill, don’t hesitate to call us at (951) 676-3531 for assistance. 

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Diseases (FLUTD)

Both male and female cats can contract FLUTD – about 3% of all cats develop it at some point in their lives. Cats who are overweight, unfit, or eat dry food have a greater chance of developing it. Your cat may have FLUTD if they strain to urinate, have bloody urine, urinate in unusual places, cry when urinating, lick around the urinary area, act depressed, get dehydrated, lack appetite, or vomit frequently. If you suspect your cat has FLUTD, don’t hesitate to call us at (951) 676-3531 right away. 

Fleas

Just like dogs, cats often have problems with fleas. If your cat has flea dirt on their skin (it looks like tiny black dots), constantly scratches, frequently licks skin, hair loss, or skin infections, they may be suffering from fleas. Your cat may develop anemia if the flea problem becomes severe, so make sure your cat is properly treated at the first sign of fleas. Call us at Pet Medical Center at (951) 676-3531 so our doctors can examine your cat and prescribe effective treatment.

Pet Medical Center is here for all your cat healthcare needs. Don’t hesitate to call us anytime you have questions about your cat’s health – we can be reached at (951) 676-3531

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