Cat Cavities (FORLs) Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Cat Cavities (FORLs) Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Introduction Cats do not develop the same type of cavities that people get. Cats do get holes in their teeth, but they are generally the same color as the tooth and are the result of tooth resorption rather than decay. Most commonly seen at or below the gumline, these “cat cavities” or “neck lesions” are…

Cataracts in Cats – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Cataracts in Cats – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Defining Cataracts in Cats A cataract is defined as any opacity of the lens that impairs the eye’s ability to absorb and transmit light to the retina. This therefore interferes with a cat’s vision. Any spot on the lens of a cat’s eye that blocks light technically is a cataract, regardless of its size. Cats…

Types of Cancer in Cats – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Types of Cancer in Cats – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Defining Cancer in Cats Cancer in cats, medically referred to as “neoplasia,” is defined as a malignant cellular tumor. A tumor, which is an overgrowth of abnormal cells and/or the transformation of good cells into bad cells, can be either benign or malignant. Benign (which is good and means that they are usually harmless), or…

Bronchitis in Cats – Inflammation of Airway Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments
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Bronchitis in Cats – Inflammation of Airway Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Defining Bronchitis in Cats Bronchitis in cats, also called tracheobronchial irritation, is a condition that involves inflammation of a cat’s airways, called “bronchi,” and sometimes also involves inflammation of the trachea, commonly known as the “wind pipe”. Bronchitis tends to cause cats to have a chronic cough that can’t be attributed to cancer, pneumonia, congestive…

Feline Bordetella – Kennel Cough in Cats Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments
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Feline Bordetella – Kennel Cough in Cats Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatments

Definition of Kennel Cough in Cats Kennel Cough in Cats, also known as infectious tracheobronchitis, feline respiratory disease complex, and “bordetella”, is a highly contagious bacterial disease that causes mild to severe respiratory symptoms in cats. While Kennel Cough is rare in cats, it does appear, and usually strikes cats living in crowded and/or unsanitary…

Bladder Stones in Cats: What Are They & Treatment Options
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Bladder Stones in Cats: What Are They & Treatment Options

Definition of Bladder Stones Bladder stones, medically called uroliths or calculi, are accumulations of minerals and other material in the urinary bladder. Bladder stones can be large or small and can form in bunches or alone. They can develop in any part of the urinary tract, which includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra, although…