How to check up the house cat

Brush every day or almost to cuddle and to avoid the annoying hairballs (and hairs that flutter all over the house).

Special homemade porridge with the best ingredients.

Pesticides for cats that go out and roam free, that spring is already here and summer is near.

In addition to these more or less daily precautions, a periodic check-up is required, ideal once every 30-40 days.

From small things you can check that kitty is well to intervene immediately if needed.

We must observe it well, even if there are no obvious symptoms there may be something that is not very visible, perhaps in the ears.

Nothing serious, but even small things are better treated immediately.

First of all, don’t hunt him down, but watch him cuddle him.

Start with the hair, check that it has no ticks or fleas if it comes out freely, always if it is free to go out check that it has no scratches for a scuffle with some other cat, a wire or, worse, a dog.

The areas most at risk in the event of a scuffle are neck and shoulder blades.

If there are disinfectant wounds with a little hydrogen peroxide and cut the hair around.

If you find areas of alopecia in the hair, bring the cat to the vet, it could be a skin fungus that is contagious even for us humans (especially for children) and for other house animals. It is nothing serious but it is good not to touch the areas without hair (or wash your hands immediately afterward) and start the treatment immediately.

Are your eyes as lively and bright as ever?

If there are redness or secretions you can clean them with a cotton soaked in warm chamomile, then it is good to hear the vet.

Even the third visible eyelid is not a good sign so even in this case a visit to the doctor is a must.

The ears are another point to check well, pull back the tip of one ear at a time and illuminate the auricle with a small led torch.

If you see earwax, you can gently remove it with a cotton pad moistened, wrung out and lightly anointed with extra virgin olive oil.

If there are redness or wounds, you can hear the vet, it can be the fault of trauma or otitis.

To examine your cat’s mouth, take it easy and enter the inspection between the cuddles.

Lift your lips and look at your gums, if they are all right pink, if they are very pale there may be an onset of anemia, report it to the vet and schedule a visit immediately.

If they are reddened and you feel the bad breath, there may be gingivitis, which is usually caused by tartar.

There are cats that are more affected than others, there is a dante cleaning gel, just spread it on the paw and the cat licking it will clean your mouth.

The legs as they are?

Check that your cat is not barking, if you see that it is difficult to walk, check the legs to see that there are no wounds, swellings or bone traumas if it does not complain the lameness could be caused by something else.

Have you checked your nails? If they are too long they can be annoying to walk and always cause lameness. If they are long, you can tick off the tips (by checking against touching the sprayed part of the nail) with a cutter.

The last thing to check is the weight, keep an eye on whether you get fat or lose weight for no apparent reason.

If you want to weigh it to keep a diary, go up the scale with him in your arms and then repeat without immediately after, subtract from the first number the second weight, the difference is the kilos of a cat.

If you are gaining weight put it on a diet, listen to the vet and follow my advice by clicking here.

If you lose too much weight, it is good to pay a visit to the vet (better investigate in case of still invisible problems) and give him substantial but easily digestible foods, without exaggerating with the quantities.

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