Feline wellness care/ Disease prevention for cats

With the right preventive care, and early disease detection, cats are living 20 years and more. 

Cats are complex creatures with delicate systems. Just like humans, they can develop kidney, heart and thyroid disease, and are also prone to other serious illnesses such as diabetes. Cats are also masters at hiding their illness until it’s too late, so spotting the warning signs early is essential. See our information on Health & wellness care for your cat.

In addition, each breed of cat has its own characteristics and health conditions. For example, Maine Coon cats often develop heart disease and hip dysplasia, Siamese cats are prone to respiratory problems and spinal disorders, and Exotic Shorthairs often get sinus conditions.
See breed specific health conditions.

It’s important to treat each cat as an individual, recognizing his or her distinct hereditary, start in life, nutrition, environment and other factors.

SAVE money on your cat’s veterinary care by following these tips:

  • Bring in multiple cats for a discount on wellness exams!

  • Spot illness early by becoming familiar with your cat’s normal eating and litter habits.

  • Get twice annual physicals to avoid more costly care later, especially in cats age 7 and older!

  • Consider early disease detection to spot health problems before they become serious.

  • Cat proof your home to prevent poisoning and injury.

  • Spay/neuter your cat to prevent certain cancers and prevent roaming and spraying.

  • Brush your cat’s teeth regularly with enzyme toothpaste to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

  • Feed your cat a good protein-based diet that contains no more than 7% carbohydrates.

  • Brush your cat regularly to reduce build up of hairballs which can require surgical removal.

  • Keep your cat indoors to avoid injury and disease.

Your cat can live a longer, better and healthier life, plus you can save on veterinary costs, by following these principles of good wellness care.

Formula for a healthy cat: