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Caring For Your Cat’s Health

About Cat Body Condition

Whether you get your cat through animal-adoption or a pet shop you need to look after the cat’s health. Always keep a close watch on your cat for physical and behavioral signs of illness or other health issues. The body condition is always a good indicator. You should run the palms down each side of the cats body, get a feel for what is normal and when its normal you should be able to determine the ribs and no more than that. Keep an eye out for weight loss or weight increases. Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important.

About Cat Ears

A cats ears should be clean and show no signs of any thick brown or black wax. The ears should also have no smell. A cat’s ears are very sensitive so take care when cleaning them. If you cat likes to go outside in summer and has a thin coat or has white tipped ears consider applying some sun block to avoid sunburn. Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important

About Cat Eyes

A cats eyes should be bright and clear. There should be no signs of redness or discharges of mucus or running or show any signs of soreness. If your cat avoids bright light then suspect an eye issue. Eye problems are often associated with influenza symptoms. Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important

About Cat Noses

A cats nose is generally soft and damp to the touch. The nostrils should not show any signs of discharge or crusting. Like a human a running nose is often an indication of influenza. Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important

About Cat Mouths

A cat’s teeth should be white, surrounded by pink gums with no signs of excess tarter buildups. Signs of problems and disease are often indicated by bad breath, excessive salivation, clawing at the mouth and dropping of food.

About Cat Skin and Coats

No matter what color your cat’s fur is, or pigmentation of skin, the skin should be free of scurfy dandruff, no signs of fleas, sores and other skin complaints, no bald patches. The coat should be thick and shiny and no signs of broken hairs. Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important

Caring For Your Cats Health

About Cat Paws

Your cat’s nails should be smooth and regularly clipped. After trimming your cats nails, the longer outermost layers will peel off to show the sharp and shorter new nails

About Cat Digestion

Most cats vomit hair and grass occasionally, and this can be normal but if it’s regular and persistent or the cat appears to choke when eating, the cat needs vet attention. Check your cat’s stool and ensure they are normal in color and consistency, with no signs of diarrhea or constipation and no sign of mucus. Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important

About Cat Water Intake

Cats generally get a lot of water with moist foods and tend to drink a little more when on dry foods. If your cat starts to drink a lot of water this may indicate illness. Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important

About Cat Attitude

If your cat shows a change in attitude, and starts to be less sociable, avoiding contact with you or starts acting aggressively, the cat may be ill and require attention. Your cat is very good as concealing illness so you have to be alert for changes in behavior

About Cat Sickness Symptoms

Your cat can’t tell you its not well, and its often hard to determine that your cat needs help and a trip to the vet. If your cat has any of the following symptoms take your cat to the vet and get help

1. Cat has constipation or diarrhea lasting longer than 48 hours.

2. Cat has refused food for longer than 24 hours.

3. Cat is repeatedly vomiting, gagging, sneezing or coughing.

4. Cat is gasping or appears to have a shortness of breath.

5. Cat looks or shows signs of being unwell such as red or watery eyes; has a dull or rough coat; shows abnormal sluggishness; or appears to be abnormally hiding, more reclusive or withdrawing.

6. Cat shows progressive weight loss over a 2 to 4 week period; or shows a slow and consistent weight loss over a longer time period.

7. Cat has reddened or swollen gums that my be caused by accumulated tartar, or the cat has loose or infected teeth and subsequent problems while eating.

8. Cat is starting to excessively drink or urinate.

9. Cat is visibly straining to urinate.

Whether you got your cat through animal-adoption or a pet-shop, cat health is important