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Cat Illness & Disease

This collection of Cat Illness & Disease articles has been curated for you by North Elm Animal Hospital. If you would like to talk to a veterinarian, please give us a call at (336) 505-4435.

Common Health Problems in Senior Cats

Does Your Senior Cat Have These Common Health Problems?

Cats are good at hiding their pain. As natural predators, they know the weak and ill become prey, so their instincts are to cover up any signs of weakness. Because of this tendency, it can be tough to know when your cat isn’t feeling well.

Yet, with cats living up to 20 years old and beyond, chronic health conditions are common. Kidney problems and cancer are among the chronic health concerns facing the feline population. Your cat may also be at risk for hyperthyroidism and arthritis.

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9 Common Houseplants Poisonous to Your Pet

Plants add a certain element to the feel of our homes; however, those with pets need to be selective about the greenery they choose to have around.

According to the ASPCA Poison Control, there are literally thousands of plants that could harm your pet if they ingest it. They all have varying degrees of effect on your dog or cat. Some mild, some severe, and some even potentially fatal. We've narrowed down the list to nine of some of the most common household plants.

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Bad Breath: The Silent Disease

Does your Fido or Fluffy have bad breath? That offensive odor could signify serious health risks for your beloved pet. To help keep you aware of potential health issues, we've compiled a list of dental and oral complications to watch for that might be causing odor.

Here are the top 10 things you need to know:

  1. Periodontal disease is the #1 diagnosed problem in dogs and cats. By age three, 85% of dogs and cats are affected with some level of dental disease.
     

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