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Footpad Injury in Cats | Wag!

Read the full article at An injury to the footpad may result in damage to the outer protective layer if it is punctured, cut or burnt. The most obvious symptoms are bleeding and lameness, and the cat may lick excessively at the affected paw. This denotes trauma to the footpad such that the pad is painful or doesn't respond normally when the cat places weight on it. Cats are silent stealthy hunters, thanks in part to cushioned footpads which allow them to pad silently after prey. The footpad itself is made up of an inner cushion of fat that is…
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Vaginal Discharge in Cats | Wag!

Read the full article at When your cat is suffering from vaginal discharge, she may groom excessively, suffer from loss of energy or appetite, and in some instances, act perfectly normal other than abnormal discharge. When your female cat is suffering from vaginal discharge, you may also notice a change in behavior towards her from the other cats in your household, especially any male cats present. Vaginal discharge in cats is a broad symptom that can be caused by a number of underlying conditions. Many of these conditions may be life-threatening, and it is important that you bring your cat…
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Leg Paralysis in Cats | Wag!

Read the full article at When leg paralysis occurs in a cat, it is in need of urgent veterinary attention. Care should be taken when transporting the cat so as not to cause further impairment or injury. The inability of an animal to move or feel one or more legs is referred to as leg paralysis. When motor and sensory function is only partially impaired, this is referred to as paresis. When function is completely impaired it is referred to as paralysis. The inability to move all four legs is tetraplegia, whereas paraplegia occurs when the animal cannot move two…
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Skin Ulcers in Cats | Wag!

Read the full article at Skin ulcers in cats are defects in the surface layers of a feline’s skin. The ulceration is often slow to heal, requiring careful observation and veterinary care. The majority of skin ulcers are the result of trauma from an outside source, but can also be linked to certain varieties of disease. If you notice a crusted wound on your cat’s foot, nose, or skin, it is likely that she has a skin ulcer. Skin ulcers in cats can be a red, inflamed sore spot on the cat’s skin, or the wound can open, seeping discharge…
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Sprains in Cats | Wag!

Read the full article at A vet explains a sprain in a cat as a “soft tissue trauma” that happens in the ligaments of one of the cat’s limbs. The affected limb may be swollen and hot to the touch. A sprain is usually a minor injury to the ligaments in the limbs of a cat. Sprains are also the most common cause for a cat to begin limping after receiving an injury. When cat owners see their pets refusing to put weight on the injured limb, crying out, or favoring that limb, they should make an appointment with the…
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Bloating in Cats | Wag!

Read the full article at Cats are masters at hiding illness until their condition is so severe that veterinary intervention may be too late. When the cat begins to show symptoms such as pain, unexpected weakness, attempting to belch or vomit, or difficulty breathing, it should be taken to the vet immediately. Bloating in cats is a condition that is potentially deadly. Bloating can develop if the cat has overeaten or had too much water to drink, or may develop as the result of one of several underlying medical causes. If the condition isn’t detected early, it can be fatal…
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Muscle Spasms in Dogs | Wag!

Read the full article at Muscle spasms are localized twitches that result from overexertion, neurological damage, or a physical injury. Though spasms are not dangerous in and of themselves, they can be painful, especially if they are sustained for a long period of time. They may also be an indication of a more serious condition, such as a pinched nerve, a slipped disc, or muscle damage. Muscle spasms are typically detectable as tremors beneath the skin, though a visit to the veterinarian is usually recommended for a proper diagnosis both of the spasm and of the underlying cause. When your…
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Inflammation of the Paws in Dogs | Wag!

Read the full article at What are Inflammation of the Paws? Pododermatitis, or the inflammation of the paw and pad, can become painful and debilitating if it is left untreated. The diseases and disorders that can instigate this kind of swelling are many and the treatment plans may vary depending on what the cause of the discomfort is diagnosed as. Mild cases may have fewer symptoms, although excessive grooming and licking of the paws are relatively standard regardless of the cause of the disorder, however more severe cases may escalate to bleeding, sloughing of paw pads, and reluctance to stand…
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Involuntary Muscle Trembling in Cats | Wag!

Read the full article at What is Involuntary Muscle Trembling? Involuntary muscle trembling, officially known as fasciculation, describes a condition in which muscles tremble, twitch, or spasm uncontrollably. This can occur in cats and other companion animals for various reasons. Muscle trembling normally occurs in response to irritants or emotions and is not necessarily related to any medical condition. It is also possible that trembling or twitching is caused by a genetic condition and is untreatable, but not dangerous. In some cases, fasciculation occurs as a symptom of another disease or disorder. Some medical conditions that cause muscle trembling can…
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