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Understanding the connection between health and behavior throughout your cat’s life is important to giving your furry feline a life of health and happiness. 

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Every Cat Has Their Own “Normal”

Get to know the 4 key areas of cat behavior we like to call “The Feline 4”.
As a cat parent, you have a unique ability to know what normal looks like. In fact, the more familiar you are with their daily routines, favorite hiding spaces, and one-of-a-kind habits, the easier it may be to spot changes in their wellness. If you detect a change in your cat’s “normal”, remember that you’re their lifeline. Don’t hesitate to seek professional veterinary care.

Healthy Ways to Help Your Cat Live Their Best Life

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Protect Against Pests

Parasites, or pests, come from all different places and can be life-threatening to your cat. So when it comes to choosing the right pest protection for your feline family member, it’s important to know the facts.

What kinds of parasites can affect my cat?

Since there are so many types of pests and there's no telling how or when they'll show up, it's important to protect your cat from the parasites that most commonly threaten their health and wellness.

  • External pests like these live on your cat’s skin: Fleas, ticks and ear mites
  • Internal pests like these are found inside your cat: Hookworms, heartworms and roundworms

How do I pick a parasite medication that’s best for my cat?

It’s important to consider a product that provides your cat protection from the many parasites that threaten them, with the least disruption to their routine, or the special bond you share.

  • Tip 1: Choose a product that does not require you to wear glvoes to apply, or to separate your treated cat from other pets or family
  • Tip 2: Choose a product that is small-volume, quick-drying, and may be less noticeable to your cat—they’ll thank you for it!
  • Tip 3: Choose a product that protects your cat from the most common parasites in one dose.

To learn about your options for achieving the broadest protection with the least disruption, see our comparison chart.

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Let a Veterinarian be Your Lifeline

Your cat puts their full trust in you. But when it comes to their health, there’s a world of veterinarians and cat-compassionate clinics that can help you provide a lifetime of health and happiness.

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How to Partner with Your Veterinarian, Whether There’s Paws For Concern or Not

You’re not the first cat owner to wonder if you really need to make a trip to the vet - but here are some things to consider:

You can’t always know what your cat is feeling.

Veterinarians are not only experts in feline biology and medicine, but also in how a cat’s behavior relates to their health. So when you may be unsure what behavior means, they will have the answer.

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The last thing you want is a cat‑astrophe.

Regular visits, even when your cat is healthy, have many benefits. A wellness exam helps give your veterinarian a snapshot of kitty's health, rule out potential issues, and provide preventative care such as vaccines.

A cat-compassionate practice can be your greatest ally

You want the best for your cat and when there’s a health issue, a cat-compassionate veterinarian can be your strongest partner in providing medical help with a gentle touch.

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A conversation never hurts.

Meeting with the veterinarian gives you an opportunity to discuss any behavioral changes you’ve noticed and how that might relate to your cat’s health.

Tips for Reducing Your Cat’s Stress at the Veterinarian

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