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    How to know if your cat is sick?

    Articlecat health and wellbeingTuesday 26 July 2011
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    Although you have been doing all you can to preserve your cat’ health, it happens that your cat gets sick. You should not be worried though, as the symptoms might be easily spotted and then you should provide your cat with proper medications and treatments if required.

    Fleas are the whole year round threat so you should always keep an eye out for the ca fleas. Some of the most common symptoms are becoming particularly itchy. The fleas come in on people and then seek out for their pets. When your beloved kitten starts scratching or jumping around it’s time to start the flea treatment. For indoor cats it might be only one or two flea baths, however this might get a little longer for an outdoor cat. You should examine your cat for fleas by grooming your feline over a sheet of white paper and also look for them on the comb’s teeth or flea dirt on the paper. Flea dirt is excrement of undigested cat blood, it is black and comma shaped, placed on a wet piece of paper or cotton wool, the flea dirt dissolve into bloody streaks. In the article here you can learn how to deal with fleas.

    Hairballs might be another problem that can be easily prevented by grooming your cat and removing excess fur. Hairballs might result a dangerous problem for a cat as they block the passage of digested food through the intestines. Hairballs form when a cat grooms itself and swallows hairs and as hair is not easily digested it may get stuck with undigested food in the stomach or in the gastrointestinal tract. The problem of hairballs it’s serious and it shouldn’t be ignored. Some of the symptoms are: elongated shaped masses on the floor or furniture; constipation; dry, matted fur; frequent hacking or dry cough; no appetite; lethargy. Learn here to prevent and treat the hairballs in your cat.

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