There are some simple recommendations when it comes to caring for your cat:
- Provide a safe environment (keep them indoors).
- Provide high-quality nutrition (e.g., meat-based proteins).
- Think preventative care (e.g., annual physical exams, clinical exams, relevant vaccinations)
- Give them plenty of love and exercise
By following these basic tips, you can keep your four-legged cunning friends healthy – for decades, if probable. But, as cat caregivers, we also need to be aware of the five “silent” causes of cat deaths. If you know what the most common silent killers are, you will know what clinical signs to watch for. The sooner we can recognize the clinical signs of many of these diseases, the sooner we can treat them as veterinarians.