8 of the most common illness in cats

Cat Flu

This is similar to the common cold in humans and is highly contagious among cats. Symptoms include sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and congestion.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease 

This is a general term for bladder problems in cats. It can cause symptoms like difficulty urinating, blood in the urine, and pain.


These are clumps of fur that can form in a cat's stomach due to self-grooming.  While not technically an illness, hairballs can cause vomiting and discomfort for your feline friend.

Dental Disease

Just like humans, cats can suffer from dental problems like gingivitis and periodontal disease.  Regular vet checkups and dental cleanings can help prevent these issues.

Ear Mites

These tiny parasites can infest a cat's ears, causing irritation, head shaking, and a dark discharge. Ear mites are treatable with medication from your veterinarian.

Intestinal Parasites

Roundworms, tapeworms, and other parasites can live in a cat's intestines and cause weight loss, vomiting, and diarrhea. Regular deworming medication can help prevent these.


Overweight cats are more prone to a variety of health problems, including diabetes, joint pain, and respiratory issues. Maintaining a healthy weight through proper diet and exercise is crucial.

Skin Conditions

Cats can develop various skin problems, including allergies, fleas, and ringworm.  These conditions can cause itching, hair loss, and irritation.