Preventative Health

Learn more about what plants, food and household items can harm your cat.

  
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Cat Health Symptoms

LocalPetHealth.com has several areas that can help you access information on Cat Health Symptoms, such as Cats Home Page and Pet Symptoms. You will find information on hairballs, fleas, diarrhea and so forth.

You can also use the search box on the top of the site.

  
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Older Cat Health

First, if your cat is not acting normally, go to a vet to make sure your pet is healthy. Especially if your cat is vomiting, has diarrhea, is eating more or eating less, and is urinating more or urinating less. Plus, see your vet annually for preventive care.

Keeping older cats groomed, hydrated (water in multiple places), providing good nutrition, exercise and brushing their teeth can help your cat as they age. These may be things you were doing all along with your cat but now they become an imperative.  Plus, nutritional needs are changing.

Similar to humans, as cats age their senses can become diminished, hearing, vision, sense of smell and dental diseases. They can also get diseases such as heart, kidney, diabetes and arthritis. Check for lumps or sores and check out changes in their activity level if they are dramatic.

If your cat is not using the litter box - do they have arthritis or is it hard for them to get in it then you might need a box with lower sides.  If they have a kidney disease, UTI, or diabetes and are urinating more, the litter box needs changing more frequently. After you have checked out why they are urinating more, placing more litter boxes around could also be helpful.

  
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Cat Breed Health Conditions

Certain health conditions are more prevalent in certain breeds... so you should know what they are and determine if there are areas when you can help prevent problems or be on the lookout for them. Additionally, there are now cat  foods that are formulated for certain breeds. To Learn More about your breed and its genetic/health conditions, click here.

  
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