Our Veterinarians at New England Cat Care in Woodbridge, CT Diagnose & Manage Cat Diseases in Felines of all Breeds & Ages
Your kitty's health and longevity is a huge priority to you as a pet owner. That's why our veterinarians at New England Cat Care in Woodbridge CT are proud to offer comprehensive cat care services for felines of all ages, breeds, and sizes. We frequently evaluate a variety of cat diseases and offer state-of-the-art equipment and services to help us treat and manage them!
Common Cat Diseases Evaluated & Treated by Our Woodbridge Veterinarian Staff
Whether your pet needs medications, surgery, prescription diets, or other interventions, our Woodbridge veterinarian team can help her if she's dealing with a variety of cat diseases, including:
Diabetes happens when your cat's body is unable to appropriately control blood sugar levels, typically due to an insufficient production or improper use of the hormone insulin. It's often associated with obesity.
Kidneys filter blood and remove toxins from the body via the urine. Anything affecting kidney function (including age or accidental poisoning) can make your cat quite ill, sometimes fatally.
Older cats are prone to wear and tear in their joints, which can cause inflammation, swelling, and pain. Your cat may have a hard time moving around.
Heartworm is a parasite (transmitted via mosquitos) that lives in the blood vessels of dogs and more rarely cats, where they can grow and block blood flow the heart, lungs, and other organs. Sadly, the first sign in cats is often sudden collapse and death. Get your pet tested for heartworms regularly and give her monthly protection—a simple pill.
Gently run your hands down your cat's sides. You should be able to easily feel her ribs. When you look at her from the top or the side, you should be able to see a clear narrowing at her waist area. If not, she may be struggling with overweight and obesity—which is associated with an increased risk for a variety of other health problems.
When Do I Talk to My Cat Veterinarian?
Call a cat veterinarian a call whenever you have any questions or concerns about your pet's wellbeing. Signs of a pet emergency include difficulty breathing, acute trauma, known ingestion of poison, excessive vomiting or diarrhea (with or without blood), or collapse. If you notice ANY concerning signs, call our emergency vet immediately.
Have a Concern About Your Pet's Health? Contact Our New England Cat Care in Woodbridge, CT for Help!
Whether you know your cat is currently dealing with a chronic health problem or if she's due for a wellness pet exam, then contact New England Cat Care today at (203)-387-6369 to schedule an appointment with a Woodbridge veterinarian.