Cat oral care
Just like humans, cats also need to have a daily oral care regime. It’s important to clean your cat’s teeth in some way every day to remove the plaque that adheres to their teeth every day.
The very best way to clean your cat’s teeth is to brush them daily.
Cats are stoic animals and they have evolved to hide pain meaning gum problems are not always obvious.
How to tell if your cat is sick?
When a cat is sick or suffering from a specific cat health problem, it might be hard to see it at a first glance.
A decreased appetite can be a sign your cat is ill.
Here’s a list of some symptoms that may indicate your cat is suffering from ill health and should see a vet
How to deal with cat hairballs?
The tongue of a cat is covered with hook like prongs which capture loose hair as the cats grooms his coat.
Cats naturally love to groom themselves.
If the hair gets left in the stomach, it can form a hairball.
Your cat's weight
In the wild, big cats only eat the prey they catch. Your cat is a natural hunter too, however she relies on you to feed her the kind of balanced diet she needs to stay healthy … and the right weight.
Checking your cat’s weight couldn’t be simpler – just use your bathroom scales.
But it can be hard to resist the pleading look in those big eyes, and treating can be an important part of playtime. So take a moment occasionally to check your cat’s weight, and make sure she hasn’t been over-indulging!
Eyes, ears and skin
Your cat’s eyes and ears are highly sensitive, just like those of her big cat cousins in the wild.
Sharp eyesight makes her a natural hunter.
While it's important to visit the vet if you’re worried about your cat’s health, there are some basic checks you can do at home to make sure her eyes, ears and skin are in tip-top condition.
Taking your cat to the vet
By nature, your cat has an solitary, independent spirit. Just like her big cat cousins in the wild, she’s used to looking after herself.
Be prepared by keeping the contact details for your local vet easily to hand.
But sometimes she needs a little help. That’s why it’s important to take her to the vet if you’re worried about her health.