While tumor removal surgery is often a promising treatment for cats with cancer, it's not a magic cure-all. If you want your cat to get through surgery and make a swift recovery, you'll need to make sure their condition doesn't deteriorate before their surgery date. Diet is one of the most important factors in a cat's health -- especially when the cat in question is unwell. Unfortunately, cats with cancer often lose their appetite, which can make nutrition more difficult.
Cats usually don't accept change as well as other pets. With that in mind, they might be a little peeved with you if you leave them in a boarding facility, no matter how nice it is. You'll have taken them out of their territory, away from you, and into a new environment that is filled with other cats. When you pick them up, you might find that they give you the cold shoulder for a while.
Heartworm is a parasite that can infect cats through a number of mechanisms including direct blood contact from fighting and open wounds, and indirect blood transfer from mosquitoes. Heartworm disease can range from a mild infection that causes discomfort to a severe infection which leading to problems breathing. Here are some tips to help your cat protect your cat from heartworm.
Limit exposure to the disease
The main exposure to heartworm comes from fighting and living outside where mosquitos can bite the cat.