Seizures in Cats

Seizures in cats

What are seizures?

Seizures (convulsions or fits) are the result of a sudden and uncontrolled burst of electrical activity within the brain. They are one of the most common neurological disorders in cats, although the prevalence is much lower than that of dogs. Seizures occur in the cerebrum, which is located in the front of the skull and is responsible for sensory and neural functions as well as behaviour.

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Cats

Systemic lupus erythematosus in cats

About     Causes     Symptoms     Diagnosis     Treatment

At a glance

About: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an inflammatory disease which is caused by the cat’s own immune system attacking the tissues when the body produces antibodies against itself (known as auto-antibodies), attacking various systems including the skin, joints, blood vessels, kidneys, heart, and lungs.

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Cat Vomiting After Eating

Cat vomiting after eating

Vomiting after eating is seen quite commonly among cat owners. The occasional vomit after eating is no cause for concern, but if it happens more often than once a week or so it is a good idea to see your veterinarian to rule out a medical problem. There are many medical causes of vomiting in cats, some of which are life-threatening. These may include kidney disease, feline diabetes, hyperthyroidism, gastritis, intestinal obstruction, hairballs, bacterial infection (such as salmonella), internal parasites (worms, giardia, cryptosporidium etc), inflammatory bowel disease, and many more conditions including infection, cancer, and metabolic disorders.

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Abscess in Cats: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Abscess in cats

Abscess in cats at a glance

About: An abscess is a pocket of pus which develops when bacteria are injected under the skin, via a puncture wound. Hence the name ‘bite wound abscess’.

Symptoms: Firm, painful lump, fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite. If the abscess has ruptured, there will be a foul-smelling discharge from the affected area.

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Urinary Obstruction in Cats

Urinary obstruction in cats

What is a urinary obstruction?

Medically known as ischuria, a urinary obstruction (UO or FUO) is a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment. It occurs when the flow of urine is blocked anywhere along the urinary tract.

Causes

53% of obstructions are idiopathic (no known cause), fewer cases are caused by uroliths or urethral plugs which contain mucus, protein, cellular debris, sloughed off epithelial cells and crystals (commonly struvite) in the core.

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