February is National Cat Health Month! Kitties can be quite mysterious, so it isn’t always easy to tell how they are feeling. After all, Fluffy sometimes bites to show affection, but then ignores you when you call her. We can help! Read on as a local Raleigh, NC vet lists some signs that your feline pal is in good health.
Our feline pals are very playful by nature. Kittens, of course, are much more rambunctious than senior cats. However, even older furballs should have the occasional round of zoomies. If Fluffy loves to run, jump, and pounce, you may very well have a healthy cat on your hands.
We’re not talking about actual aggression here. We’re referring to how Fluffy can sometimes be a bit bossy. If your cute pet yells at you for being slightly late with her breakfast, or sometimes give you a sassy little meow if you don’t give her catnip or lap space, she’s probably doing pretty well.
Does your furry pal follow you around like a fluffy, four-legged shadow? If so, that’s a good sign. Kitties like to stick close to their humans!
We all know that cats are a bit lazy by nature. However, they won’t relax if they don’t feel safe. If you sometimes find Fluffy sprawled out nonchalantly in the middle of the floor, it’s a good indication.
You can actually assess your furry buddy’s health quite easily just by looking at her. Healthy cats have clean, shiny coats; bright eyes; and a good body condition. They’ll also be free of fleas and other parasites, and won’t have any heavy discharge or gunk around their eyes.
Hopefully this goes without saying, but we still need to put it on the list. The best way to tell how your kitty is doing is to have her examined by a veterinarian! If Fluffy hasn’t been in for a while, let this be a reminder to make an appointment for her right away.
Healthy cats have healthy appetites. If Fluffy is very interested in her dinner (and perhaps yours) it’s a good indication that your feline friend is healthy overall.
Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns about your cat’s health or care. As your Raleigh, NC veterinary clinic, we are here to help!