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
Kittens (birth to 6 months)
This is the time to check for problems that may have been present from birth, such as a cleft palate or a hernia, and to discuss lifestyle choices, diet, identification (eg, microchipping), vaccination and any behavioural issues. Kittens can be neutered from 4 months old. Ask your vet about getting your cat used to having its mouth, teeth, ears and claws examined, and how to clean your cat’s teeth.