The sound of your cat hacking to eliminate a hairball is one of the least pleasurable experiences of owning a cat! All cats get hairballs and generally they are nothing to worry about, but sometimes they cause problems.
Common problems in cats
Cats are renowned for their independence, particularly when it comes to taking care of themselves.
However, they can still develop health problems or fall victim to a variety of illnesses or diseases, and so will always require plenty of support from their pet parents to stay fit and well.
The majority of common cat health problems can be easily treated or managed with the right care, and some can even be prevented entirely. But it’s important to stay informed about the common illnesses and conditions which can affect your cat and be able to recognise the signs and symptoms to look out for, so you know when it’s time to seek advice from your veterinarian.
Here you can learn more about common feline health problems, including symptoms and causes, as well as treatment and prevention advice.
Cats can have sensitive digestive systems and can be fussy eaters but if your cat is visiting the litter tray more frequently than usual they may have diarrhoea.