5 Tips for Your Cat's Health

Cats are extraordinarily good at hiding when they're not feeling well. They can be expert at concealing their pain, discomfort and illness.

It's important that you regularly monitor your cat's health to spot any changes or problems as soon as possible. This will give you the best chance of getting them the care they need in time.

1 Regular Vet Health Checks

Your vet should know your cat well and be able to spot any changes in their behaviour, weight or eating habits. Regular vet checks are an important part of keeping your cat healthy and happy.

2 Don't Overfeed

While many owners think that feeding their cats more will make them healthier, this isn't true. In fact, overfeeding is one of the most common causes for obesity in cats and can lead to diabetes, kidney disease and other serious illnesses.

3 Hairballs - Monitor Frequency

Even though it's gross, hairballs are a common problem for cats. If your cat is regularly coughing up these nasty little wads of fur then it's important to get them checked out by a vet as soon as possible so they can recommend the best course of action for managing this issue in future -

4 Dental Health

The first sign of dental disease in cats is usually bad breath. If the problem isn't caught early enough, other signs include weight loss or loss of appetite, which could indicate infection or swelling of the jawbone; excessive drooling; or difficulty chewing or swallowing food. You should take your cat to the vet if any of these signs occur — especially if you notice more than one symptom at once — because they could indicate oral cancer or another serious condition requiring treatment immediately.

5 Flea and Parasite Care

Cats that spend time outside are more likely than indoor-only cats to suffer from fleas and parasites like worms, ticks.Give parasite prevention all year round will keep cats safe and free of intestinal worms and fleas.

If you have any question, please contact us at Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic, Newcastles Vets! Book Online

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