A dental abscess is a localised collection of pus, (a foul smelling thick white/yellow liquid that is primarily made up of dead white blood cells and bacteria) located within the tooth or surrounding tissues.
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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.
Lethargy refers to a lack of energy, inactivity, and enthusiasm. It is not a disease in itself, but it is a sign that there may be something wrong with your cat. This could be something relatively minor or a sign of something more serious.
Also known as lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivitis-stomatitis-pharyngitis (GSPC), stomatitis is a common disease-causing chronic inflammation and ulceration of the soft tissues in the mouth.
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.
If you suspect your cat has eaten a toxin, seek immediate veterinary care. If possible, take a sample or a photograph along with you.
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.
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.
Also known as rabbit fever, tularemia is a rare bacterial infection caused by Francisella tularensis. It is of particular importance because it is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be it can spread to people. It also has the potential to be used as a biological weapon.
Uremia is a life-threatening condition characterised by the buildup of toxic waste products in the bloodstream which occurs when the kidneys are no longer functioning properly. Instead of removing wastes from the blood via the urine they begin to build up in the blood, affecting many of the body systems.