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- Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: This is one of the most common heart diseases seen in cats. It causes an abnormal thickening of the heart’s walls. Some cats don’t show any symptoms of this disease and live normally. However, severe cases can lead to congestive heart failure. The test for this condition is available. Thus, you should check if your cat is at risk of developing heart problems.
- Bladder Stones: These are rock-like deposits of minerals, crystals and organic matter found in a cat’s bladder. These stones range in size and bigger ones can cause a urethral blockage. This is a serious condition that can result in painful urination or complete inability to urinate. Treatment varies depending on the severity of the case and can include a simple change in diet or surgery.
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis: It’s a viral disease that attacks the cells of the intestinal wall. Symptoms of this disease include fever, anorexia, weight, loss, lethargy and accumulation of fluids in the abdomen or chest cavity. Infected cats usually die and there isn’t a viable vaccine that provides full protection against this virus.