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Know Your Cat Health Basics

When you get a cat or kitten or are thinking about bringing one into your home, it is a vitally important part of that process that you do proper research first. Knowledge is power and in this case, knowledge of cat health is the power that will keep your cat healthy.

You will only want what is best for your cat and in order to promote a long and healthy life, it is important that you arm yourself with knowledge about cat nutrition and cat health.

The Know How

Different pedigree cat breeds can be susceptible to different illnesses and health problems. That is why it is important to know your breed's cat health inside and out. It will help you be prepared for illness or a problem when it crops up. More importantly, you will be able to recognise a problem early on and get your cat the help they need.

When it comes to moggies rather than pedigrees, cat health is just as important in order for your loved pet to have a long, healthy and happy life.

Many owners love to treat their cats and some even give their feline friend the same sort of food that they themselves eat. Unfortunately, cats are not designed to eat most "human food" and are usually lactose intolerant too, which means giving them milk, cream, cheese or other dairy produce can result in stomach upsets or worse.

Many owners also over-treat their cats with proper cat treats, which is also bad for their health as it usually leads to obesity. Obesity in cats can shorten your pet's lifespan considerably and lead to many health problems and suffering. A great way to stop this from happening is to feed a specially developed complete cat food from when you first bring home your cat or kitten. Hills Science Plan has been designed to provide exactly what your cat needs nutritionally for optimal cat health through all stages of life.

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