Our website provides comprehensive cat health information covering a wide variety of symptoms affecting your A kittens, and when to call the vet, Every month you should “play vet” and conduct a careful check up on your cat to make sure that all is well. By following our checklist, you have the opportunity to spot any unusual signs early on, meaning that you can seek treatment as soon as possible, if necessary. Not only does this help you keep your cat in tip-top condition, but it also allows you to spend more hands-on quality time with your feline friend.
When you’re caring for cats, you should regularly check their body condition score. When you run your hands over your cat, you should be able to feel and – depending on their breed or coat length – sometimes see their ribs relatively easily, with only a slight covering of fat. They should have a well-defined hourglass waist when viewed from above, and they should have a very slight pad of fat on their tummy.
health Cats Cat ears are very delicate and sensitive, so they should be treated with care. Their ears should always be clean, with no thick or waxy discharge, and there shouldn’t be any redness, itchiness or offensive smells. If your cat has thin hair or white-tipped ears, consider massaging in a smear of sunscreen to protect against sunburn (which can lead to skin cancer) on hot or sunny days. If your cat starts to hold their head to one side, rubs their face on surfaces more than usual or is always shaking their head, take them to the vet for a thorough ear exam and general cat health check.