What are the considerations at different life stages?
Every cat is unique but certain health problems tend to arise in certain life stages. Some of these are highlighted in the following sections. The information here is by no means exhaustive, but it gives an idea of when certain problems more commonly occur, and what your vet may be looking out for during routine checks.
For further information on many of these problems please see the information on our main web site – www.icatcare.org
Junior (7 months to 2 years) cats
Common health issues for Junior cats include important infectious diseases and problems related to fighting, hunting and trauma – young cats are active and love to explore! Your cat’s first booster vaccination will be given at around a year of age and this is critical in maintaining protection against some of the common infectious diseases. Also, as your cat is maturing physically and emotionally, attention to the environment is important, as is monitoring diet and bodyweight to avoid it putting on too much weight after neutering.