The conjunctiva, which is the clear mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye, can become infected in newborn kittens and tends to be noticeable not long after the eyes open for the first time. It's most commonly caused by a vaginal infection in the mother cat, but it can also be caused by bacteria in the kittens living environment, particularly if it's not clean enough for newborns. Here's some information about bacterial conjunctivitis in kittens and how to treat it:
Has your cat continued to lose weight despite you giving it nutrient-rich foods every day? The cat's digestive system isn't the problem; its thyroid gland might be to blame.Hyperthyroidism is a severe disorder among cats. A cat develops hyperthyroidism when the thyroid gland—found in the neck—secretes excess thyroid hormone into the circulation system.
A cat with hyperthyroidism will not just show increased appetite and weight loss; it will also drink a lot of water, urinate frequently at different points in the house, have a poor coat, become restless (overactive), have difficulty breathing, look depressed and weak, vomit and diarrhoea periodically and show 'cranky' behaviour or aggressiveness.
Do you often reel with horror or push away your dog whenever it comes to hug or kiss you? Its dirty paws aren't the cause; it's the foul breath in its mouth! If your dog has bad breath, you will often turn elsewhere whenever it comes in for a hug. Don't always blame what it ate, though. Other underlying health issues such as diabetes, kidney disease, throat or oral tumours, oesophagitis and even respiratory infections may have caused the problem.
If you have found an abandoned litter of puppies and have decided to take care of them for the time being, here are the most vital tips you must try to follow.
Take the entire litter to the vet for an immediate check-up
Before feeding or bathing the puppies, you should take all of them to the vet. There are many important reasons why you must do this. First and foremost, after examining the litter, the vet should be able to estimate how old the puppies are; it is essential that you get this information, as you will need it when you're deciding what to feed them.
Partial or complete hair loss can occur in hamsters for several reasons, and although hair loss can occur anywhere on their body, it's commonly noticed first on the hindquarters and face. Hair loss should never be ignored, as it can be a symptom of a serious underlying health condition. Here's an overview of the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment approach for hamsters with hair loss:
Causes And Symptoms
Common causes of hair loss in hamsters include rubbing on cage feeders and hair chewing by other hamsters in the same cage, which can become a problem when the cage is overcrowded or when males are kept together.