Cat Bleeding – Nose, Mouth, Wound, Anus

Cat bleeding

Bleeding in cats may be a minor incident or a major one. The amount of bleeding and the location of the bleeding all pay a factor in the seriousness of the condition. If in any doubt, it is always a good idea to speak to your veterinarian. Most cases of bleeding have a simple cause and are not life-threatening, however, some do have serious causes.

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Drooling (Ptyalism) in Cats

Cat drooling

Drooling in cats at a glance

Drooling occurs when saliva falls out of the mouth. Unlike dogs, cats are not prone to drooling. There are some cases when drooling is normal, for example, when a cat is happy (and kneading), they sometimes drool, or due to certain bitter-tasting medications.

Causes:

Drooling can occur when there is an overproduction of saliva, spillage of saliva from the mouth or an inability to swallow saliva, there are many possible causes which include:

  • Poisoning
  • Dental problems
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Foreign object in the mouth
  • Topical flea products
  • Oral tumours
  • Kitten teething
  • Liver disease
  • Reflux
  • Rabies
  • Pseudorabies

Treatment:

Treatment will depend on the underlying cause.

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Complications of Diabetes in Cats

Complications of diabetes in cats

What is diabetes?

Diabetes is an endocrine disorder in which the pancreas doesn’t make¬†enough (or any) insulin due to the destruction of the pancreatic beta cells (type 1 diabetes) or the cells within the body fail to respond to insulin, known as insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes). Glucose levels build up in the blood, but they cannot enter the cells, where it provides energy.

Most of the complications relate to uncontrolled diabetes, which highlights the importance of careful control and regularly monitoring your cat.

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Lump and Bumps on Cats

Lumps and bumps on cats

Lumps and bumps on cats at a glance

Causes:

  • Abscess
  • Tumours (benign and cancerous)
  • Skin horns
  • Chiggers
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Miliary dermatitis
  • Cowpox
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cuterebriasis
  • Feline acne
  • Ear hematoma
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Injection site granuloma
  • Insect bite or sting
  • Panniculitis
  • Pemphigus
  • Rodent ulcer
  • Sebaceous cysts
  • Ticks
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Rash

Diagnosis:

Thorough physical examination and additional tests depending on the veterinarian’s index of suspicion. Standard diagnostics for lumps and bumps include imaging studies, biopsy, cytology and histopathology.

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