Area of concern
- Abdomen (tummy)
- Anus (bottom)
- Back (spine)
- Brain and nerves
- Female parts: vagina and uterus
- Head, face and neck
- Legs, paws and claws
- Male parts: penis, testicles and prostate
- Mammary glands (breasts)
- Mouth and Teeth
- Skin and fur
There are a few different types of heart disease that can affect cats. It’s a problem that most common in middle aged-older cats, but can also sometimes affect kittens (in rare cases).
Read our veterinary guide to some of the most common skin conditions in cats, such as fleas, allergies and skin infections.
A heart murmur is a whooshing noise caused by abnormal blood flow inside the heart. There are a few different conditions that can cause a heart murmur in a cat.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common type of heart disease found in cats. HCM causes the heart muscle to become abnormally thick, which can stop it working properly and lead to heart failure.
There can be lots of causes of limping and stiffness in older cats, but arthritis is usually the most common cause.