Tips For Keeping Your Cat Healthy

If you are a cat parent and animal lover, your cat is a member of your family. We all try and keep our pets as happy and healthy as possible. Some people think that since cats are so independent, that they don’t require any maintenance. If you want to keep your cat as happy and healthy as possible, this is not the case. Here are Animal Medical Center’s top tips for cat health!

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Regular veterinarian visits

You should be taking your furry friend for annual check-ups at the veterinarian. At these annual visits, you should expect vaccinations, and your vet will check for early signs of disease and regular cat health issues. To schedule an appointment with the Animal Medical Center of Appleton, click here.

Spay or neuter your cat

Not only does this prevent pregnancy, but it also has other important health benefits. The procedure can help protect your cat against testicular or breast cancer and even urinary tract infections.

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Stay up to date on dental care

Many people think that pet’s don’t need regular teeth cleaning. WRONG! Our teeth and feline teeth work the same way! Imagine if you didn’t brush your teeth for even 2 days. 85% of cats show oral disease by 3 years old. Oral disease can cause many chronic illnesses and can lead to early death. Brushing is vital for your cat’s health. Make an appointment with Animal Medical Center of Appleton for an experts opinion.

Brush your cat daily

Brushing your cat with a proper cat hair brush prevents mattes in their fur which can be painful for their skin. It also reduces the risk of digestive tract problems from hairballs. An added bonus of daily brushing is that it relaxes your cat.

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Feed your cat the right food and the right amount of food

Cats need meat to live! Most dry foods have real meat but wet cat food is the best and should be incorporated into your cat’s diet. Check with your veterinarian to see which food is the best to feed your cat.

Keeping your cat healthy and happy is not a difficult task, it just requires an extra few minutes of your attention and annual veterinarian visits. We hope these quick and easy cat health tips were useful and your cat can live a long and happy life!

Animal Medical Center of Appleton serves cats and all other pets in the Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Grand Chute, and all surrounding areas. Call 920-749-1717 or visit us at the Animal Medical Center of Appleton.