Adult Cat Health Care Tips

Caring for your adult cat

Taking care of your cat’s health is important for their long-term wellbeing. Just like us, they require regular health checks, a nutritious diet, and exercise to keep them happy and healthy.

Pets age much faster than we do, at approximately seven times the rate of humans. That means your four-year-old moggie is pushing their thirties in human years. Keeping your cat up-to-date with vaccinations, worming, and parasite prevention is vital to their continued health. Additionally, regular health checks are strongly recommended for cats.

During the health check, your local Greencross veterinarian will examine:

  • skin/coat 
  • teeth/mouth
  • ears
  • eyes
  • feet/nails
  • heart/lungs
  • muscles
  • bones/joints
  • lymph nodes
Please also feel free to ask your vet about any concerns or queries you have. These visits are a great opportunity to learn more about regular worming, flea control, nutrition, and dental hygiene.
You can ensure that your cat remains happy and healthy by remembering the following:

Regular health checks

Often pet owner’s associate a trip to the vet as something only required when your cat becomes unwell. However, it’s important to remember that twice yearly check-ups are important for your cat’s well-being.

Nutrition

A cat’s nutritional needs are very specific, and premium quality food is one of the most important factors in their health and longevity. Greencross Vets stock a variety of premium foods for cats that are not only high quality, but feature distinct advantages over supermarket products. There are different diets available to suit your pet’s age and lifestyle. Just ask your vet!

Exercise and stimulation

Regular exercise and activities are important for cats to maintain a healthy body weight and keep their minds and reflexes alert. Engaging in play with your cat is a fun bonding experience for both of you. Cats are designed to perform short bursts of activity, so toys and games that encourage this sort of action are ideal. Change toys frequently to enhance their interest.

Cat-specific illness

Cats are prone to a number of different illnesses. Identifying distinctive symptoms can help to detect health problems before they become serious. Here are links to some common conditions that may affect your feline friend: