How to Check your Cat’s Health

At Encore, we know how important your cat is to you and your family, so we’ve created a cat health guide that provides pointers and advice on how you can check and maintain your cat’s overall health.

Encore cares about pets and we know how much your feline friends mean to you. You want to be sure that your pets are in the healthiest condition possible and we know that cats can sometimes be deceptive when it comes to their health. You should try to learn what is ‘normal’ for your cat, by doing this you will notice any slight changes in their health or behaviour. Read on to find Encore’s cat health guide that explains how to check your cat’s health…

How to Check you Cat's Health

You should try to make it a regular occurrence to perform hands-on checks on your cat. By doing this you’ll be able to monitor many changes or differences in your cat’s health, such as any irregularities and any weight-related issues.

It’s not easy to make a cat cooperate, but if you dedicate some time every week or so to running your hands down your cat’s body, you’ll be able to identify any sudden changes and can address them straight away. You should make sure you apply gentle pressure in order to identify any lumps and bumps and to see if your cat responds negatively to your touch on certain areas of their body.

By performing this procedure regularly, it will help to identify any changes in your cat’s body and ensure that any health-related niggles are recognised early and can be escalated to your vet.

How to Check your Cat’s Respiratory Health

Unlike dogs, cats do not breathe open-mouthed, so it’s important to bear this in mind and keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for any breathing-related irregularities. Any indication of your cat panting, coughing, wheezing, or struggling to breathe should be addressed immediately by seeking advice from a vet

Checking your Cat's Eyes and Ears

When assessing your cat’s overall health, it’s important to check on all aspects of their facial features including eyes, ears and nose. Your cat’s eyes should be clear and bright, with no signs of redness, discolouration, or unusual discharge.

Like many other animals, cats have a third eyelid, which is usually hidden from view, this acts as a sort of windshield wiper for any dirt or debris that may find its way into your cat’s eyes. It’s important to be vigilant for any signs of this third eyelid being more visible. If you can see your cat’s third eyelid, it could be indicative of a deeper health problem and should be raised with your vet.

A cat’s ears can be quite sensitive, so try to check them regularly to ensure your feline friend can hear properly- remember to be gentle!  Their ears should always be clean, with no obvious signs of soreness or redness. If you notice your cat holding their head to one side more than usual or shaking their head a lot, you should seek advice from your vet. This could be a sign of an underlying health problem that needs addressing.

Encore discusses how to check and maintain your cat’s overall health

The Basis of Good Wellbeing? Cat Digestive Health!

Good digestion is not only an important wellbeing factor for humans, but also for cats! A cat food that is rich in protein can help to promote healthy digestion and overall health and happiness.

At Encore, our wet cat food pouches are packed full of real, protein-rich meat to ensure your feline friends are fed only the best food. Our wet cat food doesn’t contain any artificial flavours or preservatives and is packed with up to 75% real meat, which makes it delicious and easy to digest.

Encore cat food pots are served in a unique transparent container so you can see exactly what you are feeding your cat – just 100% natural ingredients and more real meat.

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