Articles about the feline digestive system
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- * Blood In Your Cat's Stool
Blood in your cat's stool can be an indicator of many different health issues — sometimes it is a minor problem or it may be a symptom of a much more serious condition . . .
- * Changing Foods
If a breeder decides to change their cats diet, care must be taken not to upset the feline digestive system
- * E-coli In Kittens: A Medical Case History
Follow the medical history of a litter of Devon Rex kittens. Two kittens remained healthy while their two littermates suddenly and dramatically lost weight, stopped eating and became lethargic.
- * Flagyl
Flagyl (Metronidazole) is a useful antibiotic against a wide range of conditions including Giardia, diarrhea and some upper respiratory infections.
- * Giardia
Giardia is a parasite that can impact seriously on your cat's health.
- * Hairballs
With the warm weather and an increase in your cat's shedding, this is the time of year when hairballs are more likely. Learn how best to deal with this common feline problem....
- * Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Cats
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not a single disease but is a syndrome characterised by gastrointestinal disorders caused by the body's reaction to chronic irritation when inflammatory cells invade the wall of the stomach and/or intestines.
- * Malabsorption In Cats
Malabsorption is an umbrella term used to describe the situation when a kitten or cat is not able to properly absorb all of the nutrition from its food. Learn how to recognize and treat this condition.
- * Megaesophagus
Megaesophagus is a serious condition where a cat experiences a decreased or loss of the ability to move food down the esophagus. This leads to frequent regurgitation of food and aspiration pneumonia that can be life-threatening. There is treatment that can help ...
- * Prolapsed Rectum in a Cat
Dr. Leah Montgomery explains her treatment of a 3 month old female Persian kitten who developed a prolapsed rectum, complete with photos.
- * Scoop on Poop
Your cat's bowel movements can tell you a lot about how he is feeling. Enjoy a handy chart that helps you get the scoop on what the poop is telling you.
- * Upset Tummy
What should you do if your cat has an upset tummy?
- * Vomiting
The average cat is pretty good at vomitting upon occasion. Learn the signs of when you need to see your veterinarian and what you can do at home to settle your kitty's upset tummy.
- * Yellow Poop
Do you know what it means if your cat has yellow poop? Do you know what to do about it? Learn the answers to these questions and more...
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