Just like with humans you can expect a few problems to potentially occur throughout your felines lifetime. Some of these issues may be normal and pass after a couple of days and sometimes, if left untreated, they can turn into horrible diseases that could potentially take your friends life. It’s important to consider all problems when you’re purchasing your first feline and know the tools and steps to take to tackle anything that comes your way.
One common question pertains to eye problems and conditions. It’s true that felines also develop issues with their vision just as humans would. They can develop cataracts along with other types of eye infections and diseases. You can treat or prevent some of these problems by simply getting them the proper doctor’s care when needed. Make sure that you’re monitoring the problem and getting them help from a professional should things take a turn for the worse. If you’re not sure of any at-home effective treatments then you may not want to wait until the problem gets too uncontrollable and get them help fast to help relieve the pain associated with eye conditions.
Can a cat’s hearing go bad? Absolutely! All pets can go deaf or lose partial hearing in one or both ears occasionally. If you’ve noticed a difference in your cat then you may want to get them tested and checked out. Perhaps they’re not responding as quickly as they once had or perhaps it seems as if you’re not even speaking to them. Cats can be a bit finicky even when their hearing is good but it could mean they just can’t hear you. Your local vet will be able to further assist you in this problem.
Can your cat develop poor dentition? Yes! Pets too can develop gum and mouth diseases. Its’ important that as the pet owner you’re keeping up with proper brushings and cleanings. This can be a bit tricky if you’ve never done it before but if you get the feline used to it early on, perhaps when they’re a kitten, it can be a pretty simple and easy task to keep up with. It’s known that poor dentitions can develop other problems in the body not even dealing with the mouth so in order to prevent other illnesses and diseases it really does start with proper care and maintenance of the mouth and gums.
Another common question is do indoor cats live longer than those that spend their time outdoors? The answer is yes! Many outdoor cats run the risk of being killed or injured by other animals much larger than them. While they can survive outdoors their chances aren’t as great as those that spend their time indoors where it’s safer. They also can eat other animals that may be infected with diseases that then infect them as well.
Do neutered and spayed cats live longer? The answer to this tough question is yes. Studies do show that neutered felines live longer but you should keep in mind that when you get them neutered you will also need to decrease their caloric intake to fit a different diet.
You should also keep an eye out for obesity. It can bring with it many health problems and conditions that a thinner and more fit feline might have. While they can still live healthy lives you will want to monitor them regularly and perhaps put them on a diet to keep their weight under better control.
Following a few simple tips and getting your cat proper yearly treatment and monitoring can mean prevention of some diseases and it can also help you to treat the ones that they currently have.