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six signs of health
For Cats

6 signs of health

BODY CONDITION
BODY CONDITION

A cat’s body is considered ideal when it’s well proportioned. You should be able to feel the outline of the ribs with only gentle pressure of your fingertips. Your cat should have a waist when viewed from above and its belly should be tucked up when viewed from the side.

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IMMUNE SYSTEM
IMMUNE SYSTEM

This is indicated by overall well-being and quality of life. Physical signs of a strong immune system include active and energetic behaviour, alert posture and strong muscle.

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SKIN, COAT & EYES
SKIN, COAT & EYES

Normal, healthy skin colour ranges from pale pink through to shades of brown and black. A healthy coat is smooth, pliable and free of dandruff and odours. Eyes should be clear, bright and free from discharge.

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BONE & JOINT HEALTH
BONE & JOINT HEALTH

Signs that may help you identify healthy bones and joints include a normal range of motion and flexibility to perform routine tasks such a climbing stairs, proper posture and continued interest in exercise.

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DENTAL HEALTH
DENTAL HEALTH

Healthy teeth and gums are the first step in the digestive process and the ability to effectively chew food is vital for digestion. Check your cat’s teeth regularly for signs of build-up and see your vet on a routine basis for an examination and cleaning if necessary.

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DIGESTION
DIGESTION

Digestibility is the percentage of a food’s protein and other nutrients available and utilised by your cat. Assuming your cat is in good health, digestibility can be judged by their stool quality and volume.

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