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
Ear infections are painful. They are caused by germs (bacteria and yeast) growing inside the ear and often develop because something else is causing problems inside the 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.
Permethrin is a chemical used to treat fleas. It’s safe to use on dogs but is extremely poisonous for cats. Common symptoms of permethrin poisoning include drooling, acting strangely, twitching and fitting.
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).
A cat’s claws and teeth are covered in bacteria, if they bite or scratch each other it’s very likely that an infection will develop.