Cats need daily care. It is important to be attentive to your companion in order to detect in time the signs of a bad health condition. So be vigilant and don’t hesitate to ask your veterinarian for advice. Prevention is better than cure.
How to choose the right veterinarian?
A good veterinarian will reduce your cat’s stress at each visit. You can ask for advice from other owners you know, talk to the office staff, ask about hours of operation or even ask for a tour of the clinic.
In any case, being loyal to your veterinarian will reassure your pet.
Should I take my cat to the vet?
It is essential to take your cat to the vet and have him vaccinated.
Your cat may develop a disease without you noticing. The veterinarian can then suggest a preventive treatment. Because, for example, you might not see certain pathologies, abnormal weight loss or even certain lumps.
Only a qualified person will be able to make the right decisions. So don’t try to treat your cat yourself.
What vaccines should I give my cat?
There are many vaccines to give your cat. We will quote you some diseases which prevent the principal vaccines carried out by your veterinarian:
- the typhus,
- the flu,
- the feline leukemia virus,
- feline chlamydia,
- feline bordetellosis,
Regular booster shots are essential. However, there are no vaccines for certain infectious diseases:
- the feline immunodeficiency virus,
- infectious peritonitis,
- or infectious anemia.
What are the symptoms that indicate my cat is sick?
First of all, you need to know your cat’s behavior. Both the increase and loss of appetite should be watched. Excessive weight is harmful to cats, and predisposes your pet to many health problems.
If your cat is regularly thirsty, it is possible that it is suffering from pathologies such as excessive lethargy or a lack of flexibility.
Finally, check your cat’s coat often enough to ensure that it is in good health.
The “state of shock” in cats
By shock we mean an animal that does not move, seems to be stunned and does not react.
It is necessary to check that his airways are not blocked, to keep him calm and safe.
Wrap him in a blanket, leave him on a hot water bottle and contact the veterinary emergency services quickly to avoid the risk of a relapse.
My cat is in an unusually aggressive state, what does this mean?
If your cat is unusually aggressive, it must either be afraid or in pain. It may have difficulty breathing, or it may have injured itself. Or you may have created negative associations in its mind.
If his unusual aggressive behavior persists, it is important to take him to your veterinarian.
Cats are neutered under general anesthesia. Males are neutered. This prevents reproduction, but also vagrancy, marking of territory and fights for a female.
Females undergo an ovariohysterectomy. After this operation, the female no longer attracts males. You should know that sterilization predisposes the animals to be overweight and will make them gain a few hundred grams.
Why is my cat scratching and licking more than usual?
External parasites may have taken up residence in his coat.
Fleas can be the intermediate host for flatworms.
Lice can also cause a lot of itching, so your cat will be scratching all the time.
Beware that mites cause skin rashes in humans. In any case, consult your veterinarian. It can also be bleeding, lumps, lesions, hair loss, etc…