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
Tooth and gum disease is common in cats and tends to be very painful and is quite a common problem in cats.
Just like people, cats can develop allergies to certain ingredients in their food. This often causes skin and tummy problems.
FIV is a virus that infects cats and damages their immune system, making them prone to infections that they then struggle to recover from (similar to HIV in humans).
Pets can get sunburnt just like people, especially if they are light coloured or have a thin/patchy coat. Sunburn is painful, causes skin damage, and can lead to certain types of skin cancer.
Despite being popular plants in the home and garden, lilies are extremely poisonous to cats. If your cat eats any part of a lily plant, they should see a vet immediately.