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Diseases and conditions

Acne (cat) Definition Feline acne is a common ailment affecting the skin on a cat's chin. Symptoms Raised black spots on the chin. Often begins with just one spot, then grow to more. Diagnosis and treatment This condition is often treated with a topical cream or shampoo prescribed by a veterinarian. ... Read More Cats Get Arthritis Too Osteoarthritis is defined as a degenerative condition of the joints in which the normal cartilage cushion in the joint breaks down. Eventually, adjacent bones rub against each other, causing pain, decreased joint movement, and sometimes the formation of bone spurs and other changes around the joint. ... Read More Constipation (cat) Definition Constipation in cats is not a disease in and of itself. Rather, it is a sign or symptom of another problem. Causes Causes of constipation will vary depending on the age and overall health of your cat. Sometimes the prob ... Read More Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) Definition Feline leukemia (FeLV), a widespread, incurable virus that typically suppresses a cat’s immune system, is the most common cause of cancer in cats. FeLV is species-specific, so humans and dogs are not at risk. Causes Research indicates that feline leukemia virus is highly ... Read More

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