Secondary poisoning occurs when a cat eats an animal which has itself ingested a poison. The most common form of secondary poisoning in cats is when they eat a rat or mouse which has eaten rodenticide. Secondary poisoning can also occur when cats consume prey such as rabbits who have been poisoned with 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate).
As cats age their claws can become thickened, brittle and overgrown, and eventually curl in on themselves, cutting into the paw pad. The claws on the front feet are most commonly affected. There are a number of reasons your cat's claws may overgrow as he ages.
Also known as saddle thrombosis, aortic thromboembolism (abbreviated to ATE or FATE) is a life-threatening condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in the heart and then all or part of it dislodges and travels down the abdominal aorta where it eventually becomes lodged at the junction of the iliac arteries of the hind legs which.
What breed is the calico cat?
Also known as 'tricolour or tortie and white' the calico isn't a breed rather a coat colour. Calico cats have a white base coat with patches of red and black.
An umbilical hernia is an opening in the abdominal wall at the site of the umbilicus (belly button). The umbilical cord attaches between the mother and her unborn kittens, passing from the placenta attached to the wall of the queen's (mother cat) uterus through a hole in the unborn kitten's abdomen known as the 'umbilical ring'. Once the kitten is born, the umbilical ring should close within a few days, however, in some kittens, this doesn't happen which can result in abdominal contents such as visceral fat and sometimes part of the small intestine protruding (or herniating) through it.
It may seem inconceivable to some but cats are prone to stress just like people. They can't verbalise how they are feeling the way we can and often suffer in silence or are labelled naughty or antisocial cats for their stress-related behaviour.
Known as pinnae, the outer (visible) part of the cat's ear is susceptible to developing thickening, crusting and scaling. Medically it is known as ear edge dermatitis or ear margin dermatitis.
There are a number of causes of crusty, scaly ears in cats. Parasites, allergies, sunburn, and systemic disorders to name a few. Crusty ear margins may be the only symptom your cat has, or you may notice other signs.
It is well known that hunting has a huge impact on local flora but not only do cats pose a risk to wildlife, wildlife pose a risk to animals from injury and infection. There are a number of diseases which cats can catch from eating infected prey, many of which are parasitic and rely on an 'intermediate host' to pass on infection. Worms, flukes, bacteria, viruses and protozoa are all able to cause infection in cats from hunting and eating their prey.
Feline ischemic encephalopathy (FIE) is a neurological disorder caused by parasitic infection of the Cuterebra larvae which are located in North America, South America, and Canada. There are 12 species of Cuterebra Cuterebra and 22 subspecies of Cuterebra Trypoderma. Cuterebra Cuterebra are parasites of rabbits (lagomorphs) and Cuterebra Trypoderma are parasites of rodents.