Cats, like all felines, tend not to show physical discomfort or pain. Instead, they tend to hide and isolate themselves.
Being able to understand if your cat has health problems is very difficult and often when the cat shows it, with clear symptoms of the disease, the situation is now compromised. The best solution, to monitor the health of our little feline ...

... is to subject it to periodic checks.

The FIRST CHECK is to be carried out when we decide to adopt a kitten-cat and before introducing it at home. Very important to evaluate:

A) The state of health of the cat
B) If you have fleas or worms
C) Age
D) If you have diseases that can be infected

Depending on the state of health of the cat, the veterinarian will be able to provide you with all the information and precautions to be able to safely introduce the newcomer and indicate when and how often to carry out future checks.

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- Complete blood test
- Stool and urine tests
- Abdominal and renal ultrasound, to ascertain the state of internal organs (liver, intestine, kidneys, etc.)
- IVF test
- FeLV test
- Giardia test


The first vaccine should be carried out from eight to nine weeks of age, provided that the cat does not have any pathologies that prevent vaccination. Your vet will be able to advise you on the best solution for your cat.

At the first vaccination, a booster must follow which must be carried out 21-30 days after the first one. It will help keep the cat's immune defenses high for one year.

One year after the first vaccine, regular annual vaccination boosters will be required, which will also provide the opportunity for a check-up visit. The veterinarian will adopt the vaccination program that best suits the lifestyle and living environment of each animal.

I would not miss every annual check-up: a complete blood test, urine and stool tests and an abdominal ultrasound (liver, intestine and kidneys)


A healthy cat reaches 7 years in strength and without any particular health problems. After 7 years of life, his immune defenses are drastically lowered and it will therefore be advisable to intensify checks to better monitor his health.

If our cat is in full health:

A) Up to the age of 12, the check * will be carried out once a year;
B) From 12 to 15 years of age, the check * will be carried out twice a year
C) After the age of 15, the check * will be carried out 3 times a year

* complete blood test, urine tests and an abdominal ultrasound (liver, intestine and kidneys).

To better protect our cat, In addition to periodic checks, we can pay attention to the signals that the cat sends us daily and that provide us with important information about his state of health.


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1) Suddenly he is no longer lively and sleeps for many hours a day (more than usual).
2) she no longer licks herself and no longer decides time to meticulously clean her hair and her body.
3) Notice the dull, shaggy, not shiny and uncared for coat.
4) you have bad breath
5) You lose a lot of saliva from your mouth
6) she has diarrhea

7) she isolates herself and hides.
8) The cat becomes inappetent and drastically reduces the amount of food consumed habitually.
9) he no longer does the needs in his own litter, but does them where it happens.
10) You see him squatting and straining to pee. If it makes a few droplets at a time. If the color of the pee is not clear and does not have the classic and healthy clear straw yellow color
11) There are variations in the color of the pee (reddish, not clear, orange)
12) He lowers his ears annoyed and does not let himself be stroked on the head.
13) You notice dirt, black or the area is purulent inside the pavilion of the ears.
14) He is squatting in an unusual position for your cat.
15) You notice worms in your cat's feces.
16) Shows neurological problems such as staggering, walking and coordination.
17) Shows difficulty in jumping, getting on and off tables, chairs, etc.
18) Put your head against a wall, a wall, a piece of furniture.
19) The pupils remain dilated, for a long time and in a state of rest and without situations of stress and fear.
20) Your cat's meowing and way of meowing is different than usual.
21) Your cat suddenly becomes aggressive.

If you notice any of these attitudes and behaviors or if you see a break and diversity in your cat's daily habits, do not hesitate to immediately contact your trusted veterinarian for a check-up appointment.

Contact us if you have any advice or points to add to the list! We will be happy to integrate and improve our article, providing practical and useful information to better monitor the health of our cat! And remember it is essential to have a good vet!