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Health & Nutrition

There are many different aspects of a cat's physical well-being. Each is important, and together they play a huge role in determining your cat's current and future health. By learning more about his medical and nutritional needs, you will be better equipped to help your cat with everyday issues as well as emergency situations.

Finding a Vet
While you can provide some healthcare for your cat on a daily basis, your veterinarian will play a significant part in his overall well-being. Because the veterinarian's role will be so major, it is important that you find a doctor that you are willing to trust in both routine and emergency situations.

First Aid
All cat owners should know how to provide minor first aid at home and be able to recognize when an emergency situation is serious enough to require veterinary attention.

Vaccinations
Should all cats receive every available vaccination? Learn more about core vaccinations and non-core vaccinations.

Common Health Issues
Read about common cat health issues (such as fleas & ticks, obesity, Feline Leukemia, and Feline FIV) and how prevent and/or treat them. In this section, you can also learn more about health issues that more commonly affect senior cats, such as arthritis, deafness, and blindness.

Reading Food Labels
The information and ingredients on a package of cat food can be overwhelming to read, but it's important to read and understand them in order to make sure your cat is getting the best possible nutrition.

Types of Food
Cat food can be dry, canned, or home cooked. Which kind is best for your cat?

Treats
All cats love treats. How many treats should a cat be allowed to have? What kind of treats are best for him?