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Health Tips for Cats

Last updated 7 years ago

Taking good care of your cat’s health is important all year round, and learning how to check for problems yourself means you won't have to rely solely on your vet or cattery.

Cat health care naturally begins with kittens, and there are many potential health issues that can affect developing cats - from common infections of worms, fleas and ear mites to more serious concerns such as feline leukaemia (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Making sure your cat eats a healthy diet, gets plenty of exercise and keeps up with annual vaccinations is the best way to avoid most health issues.

Practising veterinarian Robert Sidorsky, DVM, gives advice in this video about how to check a cat’s health and carry out basic health care. This includes using a flea comb to help cats shed their winter coats, clipping hooks from their claws and monitoring conditions such as gum disease and eye discharge.

Samford Pet Resort accommodates dogs, cats and many other pets. The resort offers overnight stays and long term stays throughout the year, and can deliver to and pick up from vets throughout the area. For more information, contact Samford Pet Resort on 07 3188 0934.

 

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