The basic pet care for cats have the same requirements like dogs. They require health check up with the veterinarian, receive vaccinations, dental care and have a wellness program so they can live a long and happy life.
Just like dogs, cats have the same requirements for veterinarian visits. Adult cats should have a yearly veterinary physical examination, new born kittens should see veterinarian once a month for the first four months and older cats, eight years or older should see the the veterinarian twice a year to catch any illness early. Your veterinarian may recommend a wellness program for your cat, like routine blood tests to monitor for early signs of kidney or liver disease.
SIGNS OF ILLNESS
Some signs of illness are lack of appetite or decrease in Pet Care for Dogs & Cats activity, vomiting and diarrhea, coughing and sneezing or a discharge from the eyes, ears and nose. Another sign can be the lost of fur or itchy area around the ears.
Cats can be a real challenge to give pills to. The best way is to till the head of the cat back with the nose pointing upward. Open the mouth and place the pill as far back in the mouth as possible, close the mouth and hold it close and rub the throat lightly until the cat swallow the pill. Liquid medication is the easiest to give to your cat by using a syringe or a eye dropper. Place the syringe or eye dropper into the side of the mouth toward the rear and squirt the medication in. If you have to use eye cream or ear drop I found the best way to control the cat it to sit on top of it. What I mean is to place the cat between your legs so the cat can not escape. With the cat under control you can place the drops into the ears or place the eye cream on your finger tip and lightly rub the cream across the bottom eye lid. The last type of medication it the topical ointment (like Advantage) or creams which you rub into the skin or effected area.