Nausea in Cats

Nausea in cats

What is nausea?

Nausea is the feeling of sickness and is often a precursor to actual vomiting (emesis) although not all cats who are nauseous do go on to vomit. Prolonged vomiting can be extremely debilitating to cats.

The purpose of nausea is to act as a warning as well as being protective. For example, nausea at a particularly unpleasant smell is going to put the cat off eating it and possibly save it ingesting something dangerous. Nausea accompanied by vomiting after ingesting a food or substance is usually to rid the body of a toxin. Such as food which has gone off or an ingested toxin. It also serves as a warning system of organ dysfunction or damage.

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Broken Pelvis in Cats

Broken pelvis in cats

The pelvis is a ring-like structure of bones located at the lower end of the trunk which consists of two halves, each one contains three bones, the ilium, ischium, and pubis.

Pelvic fractures are seen most frequently in young and healthy cats and are typically the result of significant trauma from automobile accident or falls from a height. Internal injuries are common in cats with a broken pelvis, which can affect the urinary tract, thorax or nerve damage.

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What Do Common Cat Worms Look Like?

Identifying cat worms

 

There are several parasitic worms which are common to cats, but many cat owners are not sure how to identify the type of worm your cat may have.

As you will read, most of the time worms remain in hiding, so your cat may be infected with worms, but you are unaware. This highlights the importance of a regular worming schedule, starting from two weeks of age.

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Limping (Lameness) in Cats

Cat limping

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Limping is an abnormal stance caused by a dysfunction of the cat’s locomotor system. It is not a disease in itself but a clinical sign due to pain, mechanical restriction or neuromuscular disease.

Lameness can be acute (sudden onset), chronic (long-term) or intermittent (coming and going). The location of the limp as well as its frequency can narrow down the possible cause.

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Poisoning in Cats – Symptoms and Treatment

Poisoning in cats

Ten most common cat poisons   How does poisoning occur?   Symptoms   Diagnosis   Treatment  Prevention

Poisoning at a glance

  • Poisoning is a life-threatening emergency which requires immediate veterinary care.
  • Common poisons include human medications, insecticides, household cleaners, plants and rodenticides.
  • Symptoms can vary but may include vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, confusion, lethargy, unsteady gait.
  • Treatment depends on the type of poisoning but may include gastric decontamination (induce vomiting/pump the stomach), activated charcoal to prevent further absorption, toxin-specific antidotes, fluid therapy and supportive care. The earlier your cat receives treatment, the better the outcome.

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