Cat Health: Top Diseases

Like dogs, cats are prone to certain diseases. Here are the top diseases that affect cat health.

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Feline Leukemia Virus (FelV)
  • Heartworm
  • High-Rise Syndrome
  • Rabies
  • Ringworm

In addition to the top diseases for cats, felines can get Lyme Disease and other tick borne illnesses. Not all ticks have tick diseases; but if a tick is found on the body of a cat, then pet owners need to quickly remove the tick and take the cat to the vet for Lyme Disease testing. 

Diseases, such as rabies and Lyme Disease, can be avoided by keeping wildlife away from domestic pets. Separate them with pet fencing that is at least 6 feet tall. Remember, deer, coyotes and other wild animals are common to see in residential areas and are likely to spread diseases to companion animals. 

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