By being aware of how your cat is feeling and what it is doing you will help to ensure that its health remains at an optimum level.
There are various different signs that will let you know when your cat is not feeling the best or when some action is necessary where you might need to take it to the vet for a checkup.
For instance, if you find that your cat is vomiting, it is not necessarily a problem unless it appears to be apathetic and low on energy.
Cats will eat grass to induce vomiting often to eliminate hair that they’ve ingested while grooming themselves.
If this is happening consistently then you might need to spend a little more time grooming your cat to remove the excess hair and stop it from swallowing it when it licks itself.
Cold food can also cause your cat to vomit and it is not a good idea to take the cat food directly from the refrigerator and feed it to your pet.
Heat the food in a microwave for a few seconds before placing it on the plate and you might find that your cat has a lot less problems with its food.
If you find that your cat is scratching itself quite a lot then this can be a sign that it needs additional grooming to remove fleas or ticks.
You can often see flea dirt in the fur and even if you can’t find the fleas when grooming this is a sign that they are there and need to be eliminated.
There are various different treatments available for fleas, from pills to powders, and even collars that can be worn around the neck.
You need to be careful when putting a collar on a cat as they like to climb and these can get caught in branches and other things that could result in dire and life threatening circumstances.
Some of the flea treatments can also make your cat feel unwell for a day or two afterwards so look out for any signs and use an alternative treatment next time if you feel that it has been upsetting your cat.