What are common cat illnesses and cat diseases?
Like any animal, cats get ill from time to time. They most commonly suffer from dental issues, followed by trauma, skin problems, digestive problems and parasitic infestations such as fleas - as you can see in our infographic below.
While some issues affect any cat, such as heart murmurs or obesity, some breeds are at risk of certain conditions. For example, purebreds are more at risk of coat disorders, while crossbred cats are more susceptible to abscesses and hyperthyroidism.
Of course, annual vet checks, regular grooming and making sure your cat gets plenty of exercise are all things you can do to help keep your cat healthy and happy.
Protect your cat from illness
By being clued up about cat illnesses, we're better able to protect our cats and help them to live healthier and happier lives. To help you meet the costs of vet bills, you can protect your cat from common cat illnesses with our pet insurance for cats.
If you're concerned about your cat's health, please contact your local vet.
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