Affectionately referred to as 'tripod cats', leg amputation is surgical removal of the limb. Cats are such agile creatures, it is hard to imagine how a cat could possibly cope on three legs, but they manage easier than we often give them credit for.
Paralysis is a loss of muscle movement and feeling in a part of the body. It may be partial (paresis) or complete (paralysis) and can occur anywhere on the body. This article focuses on paralysis of the rear (hind) legs in cats.
Cats are curious little creatures but sometimes that curiosity can result in injury. The most common type of electrical injury to occur in cats is from chewing electrical cords.
Lipomas are slow growing, benign (non cancerous) tumours of the fat cells that are surrounded by a fibrous capsule. They are quite rare in cats and when they do occur, are mostly seen in older cats. They can develop on any part of the body, both inside and out, and they may be singluar or multiple.
No, you can't. There are three types of cold virus to infect people, rhinovirus, coronavirus and respiratory syncytial virus, and these three viruses are split into approximately 200 "subtypes". They are responsible for a range of symptoms including sneezing, sore throat, runny nose and fever.
Also known as acetaminophen (common brand names include Tylenol, Panamax and Panadol), paracetamol is an over the counter pain medication used to control minor pain and reduce fever in humans. It is extremely toxic to cats as they lack the necessary liver enzyme (glucuronyl transferase) to break down the drug.