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Pet Insurance for Your Cat

Reasons to Purchase
Pet Insurance for Your Cat

Cats are humorous creatures. One minute they want to be petted and stroked, then the next they are taking a swipe at your hand and acting like you are public enemy number one. Some individuals love the conundrum of cats and other individuals hate them.

Love them or hate them they are still a typical pet and have a complete host of potential health issues that may require veterinary care and may need their owners to consider the pros and cons of health insurance. When cat owners first bring their brand new kitten to the vet they should have the kitten vaccinated for distemper.

Cat owners who have a cat that is entering the golden years of its life should know that kidney failure is the most common problem senior cats have to deal with. Hairballs are often the very first thing cat owners take into consideration when they stop to consider potential health problems to their cat. Hairballs are clumps of hair that can be found within the cat’s digestive system. Cat owners can purchase additives that can help eliminate hairballs. In extreme cases the cat will have to undergo surgery to have the hairball removed. Cat can also develop urinary tract infections. When they have this type of infection, cats usually cry when they are in their litter box. If the cat is all of a sudden missing from the litter box and having accidents around the house, this can also be an indicator.

Treating the infection generally depends on the type of infection and after doing tests to find out the origin, vets will normally put the cat on a round of antibiotics. If the infection has spread to the kidneys or caused a blockage, immediate veterinary action is needed. Cats can also develop diabetes.

Cats kept indoors do not usually develop upper respiratory problems. Cats that have a respiratory illness often will cough, sneeze, have runny noses, discharge from their eyes, and are listless. Some cats will run a fever and if they are left untreated, can lead to brain damage and possible death. Cats that have upper respiratory illness are contagious and should be kept separate from other cats. They need to be encouraged to drink lots of fluids.

Some cats are susceptible to getting abscesses. These wounds are sometimes small and heal over, trapping infection beneath the skin. Because the pus gathers a bump will appear on the cat’s skin. Cats with these abscesses will be taken to the vet to have it lanced, cut, drained, and an antibiotic cream applied.

Many insurance plans will help offset the cost of bills and is something to consider for your pet.

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