September Is Cat Health Month!

We love our pets and want to provide the best possible care for them, ensuring they live a long and happy life. We do our best to give them what they need. A high-quality diet, toys to play with, good medical care, and lots of affection. These are the building blocks of a happy, healthy cat.

A yearly checkup is one of the best ways to keep your cat in good health. These annual visits allow your veterinarian to notice changes in your cat’s condition and help you catch potential issues early. While it may not be easy to brush your cat’s teeth, annual visits also allow your veterinarian to check your cat’s dental health to help prevent issues such as periodontal disease. Be sure to note any changes in your cat’s litter box habits. These may be early warning signs of illness. If frequent urination or inappropriate urination is happening, you should bring your cat to see a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Indoor cats may become less active, especially as they age. Monitoring your pet’s weight is important. Interactive feeders, a large variety of toys, or perhaps a feline companion can help get your cat moving. Getting involved with playtime with wand toys helps strengthen the bond while they get necessary exercise. A high-quality diet will also help maintain your pet’s weight. High-quality diets formulated for your cat’s age and activity level helps maintain their weight, may help remove some of the plaque and tartar build up on their teeth, and keeps their coat healthy. Be sure to follow any feeding guidelines from the manufacturer.

Let us make sure your cat is in good health! If your cat is due for their annual check-up, give us a call today at (709).753.0506, and we will be happy to see your fur-baby!

Written by Torbay Road Animal Hospital