Also known as lymphocytic-plasmacytic gingivitis-stomatitis-pharyngitis (GSPC), stomatitis is a common disease-causing chronic inflammation and ulceration of the soft tissues in the mouth.
Enucleation is the medical term for the removal of the entire eyeball. Removing the eye is often a tough decision for the pet owner to make, but always the right one. Cats do fine with one eye and can live out a long and happy life. The loss of an eye should have minimal impact on your cat’s quality of life. In most cases, it will improve if your cat has been living with pain and discomfort for a while.
If you suspect your cat has eaten a toxin, seek immediate veterinary care. If possible, take a sample or a photograph along with you.
Rat and mouse poisoning occur when the cat either directly ingests rat poison or indirectly ingests it after catching and consuming a rodent that has itself ingested poison. Many rat and mouse poisons contain anticoagulants which inhibit the coagulation of blood. Internal bleeding occurs due to the poison which blocks the body’s production of clotting factors.
What is eyelid agenesis?
Eyelid agenesis is a congenital disorder in which the eyelid doesn’t form properly during embryonic development. The cause of the condition is unknown, but it is speculated to be either genetic, viral or environmental.
While rare, agenesis is the most common congenital eyelid disorder found in cats. It may be partial (coloboma) or complete and usually affects both eyes (bilateral). One kitten or several within a litter may be born with the condition and there is a higher incidence in Burmese and Persian cats.
What is tularemia?
Also known as rabbit fever or deer fly fever, tularemia is a rare infection caused by Francisella tularensis bacteria found in the Northern Hemisphere. It is of particular importance because it is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be it can spread to people. It also has the potential to be used as a biological weapon.
What is uremia?
Uremia is a life-threatening condition characterised by the buildup of toxic waste products in the bloodstream which occurs when the kidneys are no longer functioning properly. Instead of removing wastes from the blood via the urine, they begin to build up in the blood, affecting many of the body systems.
What is megaesophagus?
Megaesophagus is an enlargement of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. Normally, when the cat eats, the esophagus senses the force of the food on the walls, which initiates the process of muscle contraction, which pushes the food down to the stomach (called peristalsis).
What is acute vomiting?
Acute vomiting is the sudden onset of vomiting which may occur once only or continue until the contents of the stomach are completely emptied. It is in contrast to chronic vomiting which can intermittently continue for weeks or months.
What is a cleft palate?
Also known as congenital oronasal fistula or palatoschisis, a cleft palate (CP) or hair lip is a congenital (present at birth) or acquired condition characterised by a split or a hole in the lip and palate. The palate is the roof of the mouth that separates the oral cavity from the nasal cavity. It consists of the hard palate, which is the hard bony part of the front part of the upper mouth and the soft palate is the soft, fleshy part towards the back of the mouth.