Your cat's health

Healthy cat

Looking after a cat is rewarding and irreplaceable. To give your cat the best quality of life ensure that you give them everything they need to thrive.

We can help guide you with our cat health advice so that you feel at ease with your new arrival.

Fleas

Cats fleas are common and can be easily treated There are a few sure signs to know that your cat has fleas. Your cat may constantly itch themselves; you may also see redness and baldness around the temples; Your cat may also have sensitivity on her/his back where their tail is. Jollyes provides effective flea control for cats, so just ask a member of staff for advice. We will be happy to help.

Worms

Roundworms will cause your cat to have symptoms such as a swollen belly, vomiting and diarrhoea. Jollyes provides effective worming treatments for cats. Please ask a member of staff for more details.

Cat flu

Your cat's nose can be a good indicator of their state of health. Their nose should be cool and moist. If the nose is encrusted or she/he is sneezing a lot then they may have cat flu - in which case, contact your local vet immediately.

Signs of cat illness

These may include vomiting, lack of appetite, excessive thirst, depression, constipation, abnormal urination, hair loss, skin problems, sneezing, coughing, diarrhoea, eye discharge and ear discharge.

Cleaning your cat's litter tray

By cleaning the used cat's litter daily this helps remove bad odours and build-up of any germs. It's good practice to wash the tray weekly with a safe disinfectant to help kill germs, bacteria and viruses which lie at the bottom and outside of the tray.

Grooming 

Your cat’s tongue is like a mini-brush, which removes dead hair and cleans the coat. However, it is important to brush your cat to reduce fur balls. The frequency of this will depend on the coat length of your cat and the season changes. Warmer weather tends to cause more malting than usual.  

Microchipping your cat

A microchip is the size of a grain of rice usually inserted in the scruff of your cat's neck. This tiny little chip contains digital information to help identify your cat. Your cat or kitten will want to play and explore outdoors and so microchipping will give you the certainty that they are safe. 

General checks 

Check your cat’s ears, eyes, nose and nails on a weekly basis. Whilst grooming your cat, check for any scratches, bumps, irritations or fleas on their skin. 

Bathing

It is advisable to bathe your cat approximately once a month. For further information, check your breed’s requirement