Arthritis in Cats Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Arthritis in Cats Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis And Treatment

Definition of Arthritis in Cats Arthritis, also sometimes referred to as degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis (OA), refers to the inflammation and weakening of one or more joints. It can be caused by a number of things, such as trauma, physical abnormalities, joint infections, genetic predispositions and immune system problems. Arthritis is painful, slowly…

Anaphylactic Shock in Cats – Symptoms and Treatments

Anaphylactic Shock in Cats – Symptoms and Treatments

Definition of Anaphylactic Shock Anaphylactic shock is an exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign substance, such as a drug, insect saliva or toxin, which a cat comes into contact with. That substance is called an “allergen.” In people, we usually think of anaphylaxis as being caused by bee stings. In companion animals, anaphylaxis can be…

Allergies in Cats “Hypersensitivity Reaction”

Allergies in Cats “Hypersensitivity Reaction”

Definition of Feline Allergies Allergies, also called hypersensitivity reactions, occur when a cat’s immune system overreacts to something it comes into contact with in the environment. Allergies can affect the skin, stomach, intestinal lining and many other areas. Feline allergies may be mild or may cause extreme discomfort, agitation, depression and a predisposition to secondary…

Addison’s Disease in Cats “Hypoadrenocorticism”

Addison’s Disease in Cats “Hypoadrenocorticism”

Definition Of Addison’s disease Addison’s disease, medically called Hypoadrenocorticism, is a condition that occurs when one or both of a cat’s adrenal glands aren’t functioning properly and don’t produce enough of several essential adrenal hormones. Cats with Addison’s disease become weak and relatively inactive, especially when they are going through periods of stress. They develop…