It is the sole duty of the owner to keep a good cat health check. Cats are delicate animals and they require proper care. Like any other animal, cats are prone to the attack of virus, bacteria, fungus and parasites. Most of the times, diseases are transferred from on cat to another via direct or indirect contact. And sometimes they are transmittable to humans.
Viral diseases are the most dangerous ones for cats and are an important part of cat health. Timely vaccination can reduce the chance of such condition. Most common of the viral diseases for which a cat should be vaccinated are Rabies, Feline distemper (Feline panleukopenia), Chlamydophilafelis, Feline viral rhinotracheitis, H5N and Feline calicivirus.
Fungal infections are Ringworm and Cryptococcus. They are not very common but can be spotted easily and proper medication can treat such problems. The most annoying problems that a cat faces are parasites. Parasites can be internal or external. Ticks, ear mites, flees, mosquitoes are external parasites and can cause a lot of irritation for cats. They are the root cause of blood borne diseases. Internal parasites include heart worm, round worm, etc. The remedy for this problem is regular checkups by a veterinarian.
Skin disorder is another annoying problem for cats and it is one of the most common one. Skin disorders in cats have many causes, and many of the common skin disorders that afflict people have a counterpart in cats. The condition of a cat’s skin and coat can also be an important indicator of cat health.
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