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What does it mean when cat tilts head?

What does it mean when cat tilts head?

Head tilt is a medical condition that may be indicative of a serious underlying disorder, usually of the vestibular system. If a cat is tilting its head frequently to either side of the body (away from its orientation with the trunk and limbs), this is an indication that the cat feels imbalanced.

What kind of health issues do kittens have?

6 Kitten Health Issues to Watch For 1 Upper Respiratory Infections. 2 Feline Distemper. 3 Intestinal worms. 4 Coccidia. 5 Fleas. 6 (more items)

Why does my kitten have an upper respiratory infection?

Just like humans, the kitten can get cold too and there is a disease called kitten Upper Respiratory Infections (URI) which is usually caused by some viruses or bacteria. The two most common viruses that like to infect kitten or cats are feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus.

What are the symptoms of fading kitten syndrome?

It’s important to recognize the symptoms and know the steps to take if and when you are faced with a fading kitten. The two main causes of FKS are hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hypothermia (too cold of body temperature) so these are the two areas we focus on when dealing with a fragile kitten. Step One: Get That Kitty Warm Again!

When do you cut the umbilical cord on a kitten?

There is no need to cut the umbilical cord on a kitten or to remove the remnants of placenta dangling from each kitten’s umbilicus. Leave the umbilical cord and the placenta. They will dry out, shrivel up, and fall off within the first 7-10 days of life.

Why are kittens more likely to be injured?

Due to their size, kittens are a lot more prone to being stepped on or squished beneath falling objects and are more likely to be seriously injured.

What happens when kittens start to go outside?

Kittens first starting to go outside often end up in territorial disputes with the established cats in the area. Bite wounds are very common and often require antibiotics to prevent or treat abscess formation. 3. Other gastrointestinal problems

Can a kitten get an upper respiratory infection?

While cats have been known for many years to have nine lives, they can still come down with the sniffles just like humans do. Cats and especially kittens are very vulnerable to upper respiratory infections (better known in veterinary offices as URIs), especially when living together in large groups such as in shelters and catteries.