Cat Health – Common Issues
Like human beings, cats can suffer from a variety of health issues. But unlike humans, cats are unable to vocalize the problem. Therefore, an owner’s knowledge of warning signs must be depended upon so that a cat can receive treatment for health problems it may have.
Probably the number one problem with a cat’s health is the notorious hairball. Cats clean themselves incessantly by licking their coats. The hair that clings to their tongues is swallowed. This will eventually form in a ball, and in most instances, the cat will be able to expel it. If the hairball makes its way into the cat’s intestines, then this can cause serious complications and will need medical attention. A common symptom of this would be constipation.
Urinary tract infections (UTI’s) are another common cat health problem. Although this is most common with a male un-neutered