6 Common Feline Health Issues

March 16, 2017
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The Pet Spa at Soap.Club, a supplier of premium quality natural pet shampoo based out of Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, provides facts surrounding the most common health problems afflicting the modern feline.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) recommends that a cat should see the veterinarian at least once a year for an examination and annual shots. Jack Widmer, manager of The Pet Spa at Soap.Club says “Cats are prone to a handful of specific illnesses, all with distinctive symptoms. Being aware of the various symptoms and recognizing them early will help determine the right treatments to get their furry friend healthy again.” The following are 6 common health problems to look for in cats.

Urinary Tract Disease

Urinary tract disease occurs in the bladder and the urethra which carries urine out of the cat's system. It is characterized by painful urination and blood in the urine. Urinary tract disease has several possible causes; dehydration, bacterial infection or the high ash and mineral content found in dry cat food. This disease can be successfully treated with prescribed medication and a change in the cat's diet.


Often linked to the obesity epidemic, the most common signs of diabetes in a cat are weight loss, poor haircoat, and increased urination and drinking. Feline diabetes can be successfully treated. Felines that have been diagnosed require special diabetic cat care. Cat parents will need to provide their loyal companion a scientifically formulated diet to maintain proper weight, and insulin shots once or twice daily.


Feline arthritis is more commonly encountered in older cats, signs are often subtle and difficult to spot. Pet owners will notice that their feline is less nimble than it used to be, often arthritic cats may have difficulty accessing the litter box. They become less active and jump height and regularity are reduced. Obese cats are more likely to be affected by the signs of arthritis. Treatments include a lean diet, prescribed medication, regular massage and interactive exercise.


An estimated 59% of cats in The United States are overweight or obese. Obesity is known to shorten a feline’s lifespan plus they face an increased risk of arthritis, diabetes, kidney disease, and other ailments from being overweight.

Acral Lick Dermatitis

This feline skin affliction appears as bald, ulcerative, and raised firm bumps usually located on the back of the heel or ankle. Symptoms include excessive licking and chewing of the affected area. Causes can be allergies, hormone problems such as hyperthyroidism, cancer, or arthritis. It is important that a veterinarian diagnose psychogenic skin disorders to rule out underlying diseases. Many cat lovers have discovered the multiple benefits of using a natural cat shampoo and conditioner in the bathing regime of their cats. Mr. Widmer advises that “The Pet Spa Hypoallergenic Pet Shampoo and Conditioner contains no harsh chemicals. Formulated for all breeds of cats It naturally hydrates and nourishes dry or sensitive skin while relieving irritation and itchiness.”

Feline Gingivitis (Periodontal Disease)

Periodontis is the most widespread feline dental disease, and feline gingivitis (gum inflammation), is the earliest stage of periodontal disease. Left untreated, tartar eventually builds up under the gum, damaging the supporting tissues around a cat’s teeth. The attachment structures holding the teeth in place can be destroyed and the pet can lose its teeth. Periodontal disease may cause damage to other parts of a cat’s body and has been associated with systemic failing kidney function, damage to internal organs, and endocarditis.

According to Widmer "Routine veterinary check-ups should be a part of any pet health management system. Early detection allows intervention before medical problems cause serious disease".

Those interested in learning more of the multiple health benefits of natural hypoallergenic pet products can visit Soap.Club online. The Pet Spa natural pet shampoo is currently available on Amazon, where it has attracted a significant level of positive reviews from customers hailing its effectiveness.

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About The Pet Spa by Soap.Club:

The Pet Spa by Soap.Club; makers of the finest quality, natural pet grooming products. The small family run business supplies its products globally. All products are cruelty free and biodegradable. The company has Amazon listings and an online store.

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