Cat Straining to Urinate

Cat straining in the litter tray

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About: A cat straining to urinate due to a urinary obstruction is a life-threatening medical condition caused by the partial or complete blockage in the bladder or urethra. As a result, toxins build up in the bloodstream which poison the cat and damage to the kidneys develops. Male cats are at higher risk.

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Eye Removal Surgery (Enucleation) In Cats

Eye removal surgery in cats

Enucleation is the medical term for the removal of the entire eyeball. Removing the eye is often a tough decision for the pet owner to make, but always the right one. Cats do fine with one eye and can live out a long and happy life. The loss of an eye should have minimal impact on your cat’s quality of life. In most cases, it will improve if your cat has been living with pain and discomfort for a while.

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Rat (Rodenticide) Poisoning in Cats

Rat poisoning in cats

Rat and mouse poisoning occur when the cat either directly ingests rat poison or indirectly ingests it after catching and consuming a rodent who has itself ingested poison. Many rat and mouse poisons contain anticoagulants which inhibit the coagulation of blood. Internal bleeding occurs due to the poison which blocks the body’s production of clotting factors.

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Eyelid Agenesis in Cats

Eyelid agenesis in cats

What is eyelid agenesis?

Eyelid agenesis is a congenital disorder in which the eyelid doesn’t form properly during development within the womb. The cause of the condition is unknown, but it is speculated to be either genetic, viral or environmental. While rare, it is the most common congenital eyelid disorder found in cats. It may be partial (coloboma) or complete, it usually affects both eyes (bilateral), and one kitten or several within a litter may be born with the condition. There is a higher incidence in Burmese and Persian cats.

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