Some of the most common cat illnesses

Cats are one of the most popular pet choices along with dogs and millions of people around the world welcome these beloved creatures into their homes to become a part of their families. It is one of the reason why we search high and low for a Cattery Cheltenham way like to take care of our cats when we go away on holiday, knowing that they are being looked after by people who love animals as much as we do.

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Although cats are pretty good at looking after themselves there are some illnesses that you should keep an eye out for and seek veterinarian help with. Here are a few of them.

Urinary tract problems

Urine infections can occur in cats and will show similar symptoms to that of a human including urgent need to urinate, pain and discomfort. However Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) can be caused by a number of issues such as an overweight cat, stress and sudden changes in their lifestyle and environment. Symptoms are like that of any other UTI but also include lack of appetite, dehydration and depression.


Cats vomiting is a common issue and can be caused by a number of different things including eating something that has disagreed with them or is poisonous, infections, urinary tract infections, diabetes and the most common issue is hairballs. The symptoms are self explanatory and it is important that you keep an eye on your cat and make sure that they are hydrated.


These little pests can be found on both cats and dogs and can cause annoyance to your pet. The live in the fur of your cat and feed on their blood by biting them. If your cat is frequently scratching and you see flea dirt on their skin then there is a definite chance that they have fleas. You can easily treat fleas by using the appropriate treatments that you can get from your vet, with many practices offering regular flea treatments for registered animals.

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These nasty little worms live in yous cats small intestine and can cause issues such as weight loss and vomiting. You can identify worms in your cats faeces and by looking at your cats bottom whilst they are sleeping or relaxing. You may see rice like organisms and this is a good indication that your cat has tapeworm. A quick trip to the vet will see this treated in no time.