Cats tend to be measured, reticent creatures, and when they're suffering from injury or disease they often do their best to mask their discomfort. However, some cat illnesses require urgent medical attention, and it's important to be able to spot the signs of these diseases however reluctant your cat may be to show them. One of the most well-known causes of medical emergencies in cats is the dreaded urinary tract obstruction. This tiny blockage in your cat's urinary system can put your cat in serious danger frighteningly quickly.
- Finding your horse in distress can be a frightening experience for any owner, and choke is such a condition. A horse with choke should be considered as an equine emergency that should be dealt with by an equine vet. But what causes choke and what should you do to help your horse while you wait for the vet to arrive? What causes choke? Choke occurs when the horse's oesophagus (gullet) is blocked by a foreign body or by a mass of poorly-chewed food.
- If you are a dog owner, you no doubt feel that your pooch is a part of the family and not just a pet. For this reason, it's important to keep abreast of all of your dog's health problems. Something that can occur regularly with dogs is watery eyes. If you notice that your dog's are eyes are red and watery, that he is pawing at his eyes, or that there is a build-up of gunky residue around his eyes, this could mean a number of things, and it's wise to take your pet to your local vet to have the issue taken care of.
- Older cats often show subtle symptoms of heart problems that can go unnoticed until the problem is serious and potentially life threatening. So what causes heart failure in cats, what signs and symptoms should you look out for and what can your vet do to help? Read on for more information. What is heart failure in cats and what causes it? The term heart failure refers to any condition that prevents the cat's heart from working efficiently and pumping sufficient blood to the organs and tissues of the body.
- If you have a cat that is losing large amounts of fur, it can be quite worrying. Here are some reasons that cats lose fur. Seasonal moulting As summer approaches, cats naturally shed fur to help them deal with the increasing heat. The amount of fur each cat sheds depends on its natural coat, but for long haired cats especially, it can appear to be a large volume of fur being lost.