It is important to provide fresh water in clean bowls every day as cats will not drink ‘old’ water.
Cats are naturally stoic animals and it may not be obvious when they are suffering from dental problems, so it’s important to check their teeth regularly.
As your cat gets older, you may find yourself taking them to the vet a little more often
You can help soothe your cat’s sore gums by giving them wet food.
By giving them regular check-ups at home – along with lots of care and attention, of course! – you’ll be able to help identify if there's a problem, and ensure that it’s treated properly.
It’s likely your cat will live for around 13–17 years. To help them enjoy a long and happy life, try putting this five-step home health check in place. By doing these checks once a month, you may be able to detect a health problem early on, and do something about it.
If you're very tactile with your cat you'll soon get to know how they look when they're healthy.
Weigh your cat by holding them, standing on your bathroom scales, and subtracting your own weight from the combined total.