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Adult Cat Health Care Tips

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, approximately one year equalling 7 cat/dog years (which varies with species, breed and age). Regular health checks are strongly recommended for cats to keep their vaccinations up to date and we aim wherever possible, to diagnose and treat all health problems before they become serious. 

During the health check, your local 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 incorporating the following activities:

1. Regular health checks

Often pet owner’s associate a trip to the vet as something only required when your cat becomes unwell, however it is also important to remember that twice yearly check-ups are equally important for your cat's wellbeing.

2. Cat’s nutrition

Cats' nutritional needs are very specific and the quality of cat food is one of the most important factors in cats' 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. Different types of food are dependent on your pet’s age and lifestyle.

3. Exercise and activities

Regular exercise and activities are important for cats to maintain a healthy body weight, keep their minds and bodies alert, and is a fun bonding experience for you and them. Cats are designed to engage in short bursts of activity; therefore you need to provide toys and games that encourage this sort of action. Ideally toys should be changed frequently, to enhance their interest.
Cats are prone to a number of different illnesses. Identifying distinctive symptoms can help to prevent and detect health problems before they become serious. Here are links to some common conditions that may affect your feline friend: