Hypertension in Cats

A yellow-eyed cat stares at the camera.

Pets are no strangers to a myraid of diseases, many of which can affect humans, too. In addition to medical conditions like zoonotic diseases, cancer, and kidney disease, hypertension – or high blood pressure – in cats is quite common.

Unlike in humans, however, hypertension in cats isn’t a result of stress. Instead, medical issues such as thyroid, kidney, and heart disease are the most common culprits. 


Helping Your Indoor Cat Lose Weight

A tortoise-shell cat laying on a carpet

For pets and people alike, it’s often easier to keep the weight off than to lose it. Even a few extra pounds can lead to disastrous consequences to a pet’s health and longevity. Weight loss diets can be difficult to maintain, and indoor cats have the added challenge of perhaps not being as active as other pets may be. 

Indoor cat weight loss can be tricky, but Summeridge Animal Clinic has some tips and tricks to help you get started!


Coughing Kitty? It May Be Cat Asthma

An orange and white kitten outside

Asthma is a chronic disease affecting the airways of the lungs, making it harder to breathe. An estimated 25.7 million Americans have asthma, 1.8 million of which are children.

Cats can suffer from asthma too, causing symptoms ranging from mild respiratory distress to life-threatening asthma attacks requiring hospitalization. Cat asthma is thought to be the result of an allergic reaction to inhaled particles, and can affect cats of any age (although most cats develop asthma between 4-5 years old).