Common diseases in cats and how to prevent them

Cat owners need to be aware of common illnesses that can affect their pet and how to prevent them. Knowing the signs, symptoms and preventive measures is essential to maintaining your cat's health.

1. Infectious diseases

Vaccines are an essential tool for preventing infectious diseases such as coryza, feline leukosis and rabies.

Advice :

Make sure your cat receives all of its recommended vaccinations and follow the booster schedule.

2. Internal and external parasites

Worms and fleas can cause serious health problems in cats.

Advice :

Use regular preventive treatments against parasites and consult your veterinarian for the best products.

3. Obesity and eating problems

A balanced diet and appropriate amount of food are crucial to prevent obesity and its complications.

Advice :

Consult your veterinarian to establish a healthy diet plan for your cat.

4. Dental problems

Dental health is often overlooked but is essential for the overall health of cats.

Advice :

Brush your cat's teeth regularly and have his mouth checked by a veterinarian.

Conclusion :

Prevention is key to your cat's long-term health. Regular check-ups with the veterinarian and preventative measures at home can help keep your cat healthy and happy.

Sources : 

  • Martin, C. (2022). Prevention and Feline Health. Lyon: Éditions Felina.

  • Bernard, A. & Tournier, P. (2023). Atlas of Feline Diseases: Recognition and Prevention. Revue Vétérinaire de France, 67(4), 201-210.