Cat Diseases Message Board

gpa_team Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:15:05 PM
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        The glaucomas are a group of diseases characterized by optic nerve damage. Recently, it was report a genetic mutation that causes primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) in domestic cats with autosomal recessive inheritance of the trait. Elevated intraocular pressure and globe enlargement are seen in all affected cats by 8 weeks of age.  Varying degrees of optic nerve damage resulted by 6 months of age. (Image source: PLoS One. 2016; 11(5): e0154412.)
      
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gpa_team Sunday, January 8, 2017 9:15:05 PM
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        If your cat has frequent episodes of vomiting, lethargy, anorexia, is losing weight, passes abnormal feces (from slightly soft feces to watery diarrhea), has poor body condition, jaundice, chances are that she suffers from three diseases: idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), cholangitis, and pancreatitis.
      
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gpa_team Sunday, January 8, 2017 9:15:05 PM
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         Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common endocrinopathies in cats. The incidence of DM has increased in cats because of an increase in predisposing factors including obesity and physical inactivity. Aout 60% of cats with diaetes have pancreatitis. Male cats have twice as high incidence rate as females. Domestic cats are at higher risk compared to purebred cats. Burmese, Russian Blue, Norwegian Forest cat, and Abyssinian breeds are at a higher risk compared to other cats. The Burmese breed has a 5‐fold increased risk of DM as compared to other purebred cats.
      
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Keets Friday, May 10, 2015 7:47:11 AM
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        Wow what on earth could possibly be going through your mind when deciding to shove a cat off an area because you had a baby. That's sickening. You must understand that your cat doesn't automatically know what reasons you have for purchasing items or intended use. If you have a baby .... then u have one in 6 yrs time... would you push your 6 y/o child off and away from your new baby??? Do you think that the 6/0 would wonder why you're doing it if they didn't understand your language?
      
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angie Friday, April 19, 2015 11:15:36 AM
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        If you are a vegetarian, you're probably thinking of sharing your preferred lifestyle with your Fluffy. Unfortunately, cats are true carnivores and require the amino acid taurine in their diet. Taurine is found only in animal tissue, not plants. without taurine, cats will go blind and have severe heart and reproductive system problems as well as stunted growth of kittens. But that isn't the end of it. Cats need arachidonic acid, vitamins A, B12, niacin and thiamin from meat sources because plants provide either very little or none of these nutrients, or the cat's body can't metabolize the plant version properly. Lastly, cats need an extraordinary amount of protein and can't ingest enough plant matter to get the amount of protein they require. So, if you insist on feeding an animal a vegetarian diet, skip the cart and get a pony.
      
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chrstinabennett Tuesday, October 23, 2015 11:15:36 AM
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        Hi. I have  a  cat  name  Lucky. I am  not  sure  what is  wrong  with  her. She  feels cold. I have  covered her up and tried to warm her up. She does not eat much. I am not sure if she drinks water. All she does is sleep. It has been like this for two days so far. Any idea?
      
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pixybob Thursday, March 28, 2015 4:50:47 PM
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        I noticed that my 4 y.o. cat has had some swelling in the neck for three days. She was outside a couple times. She barely eats anything. Yesterday I took her temperature and it was 104.3 F. Is this cellulitis, an abscess or something more serious? I cannot get her to the vet right now... Please help. 
      
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Guest Sunday, February 03, 2015 5:27:02 AM
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        This is really helpful thank you x
      
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Guest Friday, February 15, 2015 8:14:21 PM
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        My cat has had a warm nose for a while now and I just noticed leaking from its paw and it smells. It wants to lay on me and push his head against my head or under my chin. I'm worried. I'm taking him to vet Monday, hope its not to late, Smokey is part of the family.
      
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Guest Saturday, March 02, 2015 12:21:28 PM
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        Now I am seriously worried about my cat. Which vet is suggested?
      
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Lilyofthevalley Thursday, April 04, 2015 12:21:28 PM
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        When I was pregnant, my cat was so loving, always wanting to lie next to my belly. As soon as the baby came home, her behavior changed a lot. She even started hissing at me a couple of times when I knocked her off the baby's crib. I am very concerned. Is she jelous of the baby? 
      
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Lilyofthevalley Thursday, April 04, 2015 12:21:28 PM
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        My Scottish fold cat had lameness in her right hind leg for 2 weeks. I noticed that her gait was kind'a stiff, she stopped jumping when playing and did not allow me to touch her leg. So I took her to the vet who took an X-ray of the leg that showed some malformations. The vet said my cat had osteochondrodysplasia, a bone cartilage disease. He prescribed meloxicam for three days for pain control together with glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. 
      
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preciousgems Tuesday, April 09, 2015 12:21:28 PM
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        If you ever noticed twitching facial muscles, a fixed stare, chewing motions and heavy dribbling in your cat, she might suffer from a form of epilepsy known as limbic encephalitis. Researchers believe that this form of epilepsy is fairly widespread in cats. Interestingly, a highly similar type of epilepsy occurs in humans: an inflammation in the brain that leads to epileptic seizures that affect only one side of the body. Normal anti-epilepsy medication has hardly any effect on this form of epilepsy, while immunotherapy showed some effectiveness. 
      
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NovemberMoon Tuesday, April 09, 2015 3:41:02 PM
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        It's normal for cats to get jealous when there's a new pet or baby or family member in their environment. Just pay lots of attention to your kitty and they will realize they're not being replaced. :) 
If it doesn't change or there are other signs, your cat could be sick though; ask your vet.
      
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NovemberMoon Tuesday, April 09, 2015 3:42:36 PM
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        Also, why KNOCK her off the baby's crib?? Talk to her gently and set her down saying no, don't go up there. You should also put double-sided tape on any surface you don't want her on and she'll stay clear of them, once that happens you can remove the tape.
      
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darlene71 Tuesday, November 18, 2014 3:30:18 PM
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        my cat is 2 years old i walked outside and found him eating a mouse now he is sick and has a light brown slimy substance come out of his mouth and nose and it smells like ear wax he is sleeping all the time and doesnt want to go outside anymore he is still eating and drinking i think he might have a blockage or possbly in renal failure and i think its to late could someone please tell me what is wrong with my cat
      
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kspttgc Monday, March 10, 2014 4:18:11 PM
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        I think some of these "facts" are wrong. I have four cats and one of them sits and stares at the wall sometimes but she isn't sick and doesn't seem depressed. My male cats always push against my hand, head or chin with their heads are they're not sick or in pain they are just showing love and want to be petted. After reading some of these things I was scared to death one if my cats was dying because he stares at his water bowl. When I asked the vet about these things he told me my cats are all fine and that reading stuff off the internet isn't always a good thing. If you're worried about your pets the best thing you can do is get in person advice from your vet and not the internet
      
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mandylesley Friday, February 21, 2014 9:52:32 AM
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        My cat is salivating smelly her nose is part really white and part light pink  her nose has a scab on it to she is not eating even though I feed here around 12:00 because if I feed a lot the eats a lot she gained a lot of weight all of a sudden can't check her temp cause she gets mad and try's to scratch me what is wrong
      
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fizz Saturday, June 08, 2013 8:06:23 AM
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        my cat is eleven months old he suddenly has saliva dicharging from his mouth a brownish transparent fluid with a bad smell..he's not eating properly i gave him baby food myself which was very hard because he got annoyed when i did it..he cant walk properly his hind legs have become weak..my another cat has the same limping problem in his hind legs but he's doing well now..im worried please help me n suggest some medicine for both my cats..
      
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kittygetwell Thursday, April 04, 2013 12:21:28 PM
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        I read an article on sciencedaily.com about raw meat diet for cats. The researchers warn pet owners that if they feed trimmed cuts of meat. These cuts lack fat, which is crucial in feline diets. According to the researchers, if pet owners feed raw meat diets, they have to supplement it with other nutrients, including appropriate sources of fat and essential fatty acids. A high-protein diet can also change the types of microbes in the gut. The researchers write that increased protein fermentation in the bowel may lead to more "odiferous" feces, depending on the digestibility of the protein. Cats with renal problems are given chicken, which is lower in protein.
      
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Guest Saturday, March 02, 2013 12:21:28 PM
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        Now I am seriously worried about my cat. Which vet is suggested?
      
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Guest Sunday, February 03, 2013 5:27:02 AM
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        This is really helpful thank you x
      
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Guest Friday, February 15, 2013 8:14:21 PM
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        My cat has had a warm nose for a while now and I just noticed leaking from its paw and it smells. It wants to lay on me and push his head against my head or under my chin. I'm worried. I'm taking him to vet Monday, hope its not to late, Smokey is part of the family.
      
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