Cats are living longer and longer. This is due to better medical care and the fact that more cats are living only indoors. These cats commonly live up to 15 to 18 years of age, with a few living i ...View Article
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Digestive disorders are common in cats and most clear up within a few days. However, some cats require additional care to successfully treat and resolve the underlying intestinal disturbance. Without prompt care, cats are at risk for dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and malnutrition. At A Cat Hospital, our Henderson cat veterinarian focuses on feline-only care. We are fully experienced in the treatment and diagnosis of feline intestinal disorders including acute gastroenteritis (inflamed digestive tract), colitis, diarrhea, constipation, pancreatitis, irritable bowel syndrome and small intestinal malabsorption.
The following are all symptoms of a feline gastrointestinal (GI) health problem:
Chronic GI diseases can be debilitating and frustrating for cats. While it is not unusual for cats to occasionally throw up, frequent vomiting or diarrhea accompanied by weight loss, anorexia or lethargy are signs that your cat needs specialized care.
Keep in mind that if your cat has diarrhea or vomiting for more than 24 hours, your cat is at risk for severe dehydration. Contact our Henderson cat veterinarian as soon as possible for care recommendations.
A number of different issues could be causing your cat’s intestinal health problem including:
During your appointment, our cat veterinarian will discuss your cat’s symptoms, behavior and diet. In some cases, we may recommend feeding your cat a specialized diet to relieve a sensitive stomach and support proper intestine function. Our veterinarian will also give you instructions for monitoring your cat’s hydration levels during the recovery phase to ensure your cat has sufficient water.
Based on your cat’s symptoms, our veterinarian may recommend diagnostic blood work, x-rays, viral testing, urinalysis, food allergy testing or an ultrasound. These diagnostic tests provide vital information about your cat’s intestinal health.
At our Las Vegas cat friendly practice, our experienced feline veterinary care team understands how frustrating intestinal health problems can be for cats and their owners. Intestinal health issues can be difficult to diagnose and may require advanced testing to accurately determine the root cause.
At our cat-only hospital, we specialize in providing an elevated level of specialized care for cats, including prompt and accurate intestinal health problem diagnosis and treatment. We are a warm, welcoming veterinary hospital dedicated to helping your cat feel safe and secure away from the smells of any other dogs or pets! Our highest priority is to keep your feline companions healthy and active for years to come. Once we have treated your cat for intestinal problems and resolved the underlying issue, our team will work closely with you to reduce the risk for recurrence. We want to keep your cat from becoming sick in the first place!
Take prompt action today to diagnose and treat your cat's intestinal health concerns. Call 702-454-4400 today if your kitty is having intestinal issues.