Can googling cat health symptoms make them worse?

Googling pet health symptoms

Can googling symptoms general make them worse? YES, is the easy answer. But it depends on who is doing the googling. If an inexperienced cat owner is googling their observed symptoms suffered by their cat because they are clearly unwell it is entirely possible – perhaps likely – that the owner will misdiagnose the …

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Infographic guide on the characteristics of cat diarrhoea

Infographic on 'Characteristics of cat diarrhoea'

This is an infographic guide for cat sh*t shovelers 😎😒. Full-time indoor cats and some indoor/outdoor cats use litter trays. A great opportunity for their caregiver to inspect the stool (faeces) which is good because it helps keep a handle on cat health. They (the amateur experts) say that if a cat goes to …

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Infographic on suggested causes of various types of cat vomiting

Cat vomiting types and causes

A slightly unpleasant topic but an activity that domestic cats are very good at. Domestic cats are very fluent vomiters. They can do it very easily and without any real distress unlike humans. As it is a fairly common way for the cat to deal with things like spoilt food, a mouse they can’t …

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7 types of feline coughing with suggested causes

Cat Coughing

This table shows seven types of feline coughing with suggested causes. Remember a cough is a symptom of an illness. The information comes from four American veterinarians: Debra Ekdredge DVM, Delbert Carlson DVm, Liisa Carlson DVM and James Giffin DVM. Coughing is a reflex action instigated by an irritant in the bronchial tubes or …

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Hair Loss in Cats

Cat with a large area of hair loss that could be due to hyperthyroidism

Photo by General Wesc Hair loss in cats is often a frightening sight for pet owners who might immediately rush their companion to their veterinarian for a diagnosis. When it comes to the domestic cat, there are many conditions and diseases causing hair loss. Some instances are quite normal, while other hair loss in …

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Lethargic cat with dry mouth and loss of appetite

Dry mouth in cats can cause the cat to lick their lips to try and moisten them

by Jennifer (Canada) These are some pertinent details: Cat 8 years old, not eating for 2 days now. Sleeping more than usual and not usual playful self. Dry mouth I need a reply right away? We’re terrified for our cat. Please contact with suggestions at: (note: MikeB deleted the email address as this …

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Interpreting the way your cat walks

Cat walking normally

A cat’s gait is one way of interpreting your cat’s mood, her health and mentality. What you can interpret is quite limited but it’s a diagnostic tool which may come in handy from time to time. You probably know, by the way, that domestic cats walk on their toes which means they are digitigrades. …

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