The most common health issues that affect cats include:
Parasites: Fleas, ticks, and worms can be a major source of irritation and discomfort for cats. The best way to prevent parasites is to use regular preventative treatments such as flea and tick collars, spot-on treatments, and dewormers.
Respiratory Infections: Upper respiratory infections are very common in cats, and can be caused by viruses or bacteria. Vaccinations are the best way to prevent these infections, and antibiotics can be used to treat them.
Dental Disease: Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease and tooth loss in cats. Regular brushing and professional dental cleanings can help keep your cat's teeth healthy and prevent dental disease.
Diabetes: Diabetes is a common disease in cats, and can be managed with diet and insulin injections.
Obesity: Overweight cats are at risk for a variety of health problems, including diabetes, joint problems, and heart disease. A diet rich in proteins and low in carbohydrates, along with regular exercise, can help keep your cat at a healthy weight.