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
An aural haematoma is a blood blister that forms inside the ear flap when a blood vessel bursts. They often form because your cat has been shaking their head or scratching their ear.
A saddle thrombus is a blood clot that blocks blood supply to the back legs. Symptoms appear suddenly and include severely painful, paralysed back legs. A saddle thrombus is an emergency.
Has your cat been blinking excessively, holding an eye shut, or showing other signs of eye pain? There are many conditions that can cause painful eye(s), some more serious than others.
This article tells you how to perform CPR on a cat, but we recommend that all pet owners learn the technique at a veterinary first aid course.
Vaccination is an important way of protecting your cat against some serious diseases. Read our vet's advice on cat vaccines and how they work.