There’s a lot to know when it comes to caring for a cat. We headed to the @DrAndyRoark Instagram to see what veterinary professionals wish clients knew about their feline friends’ health. Here’s what they had to say:
1. They aren’t vegetarians.
suffikatie: I don’t care how much of a hippie you are, your cat does not want to be a vegetarian!
2. They’re particular about litterboxes.
drryanllera: Some behavioral urinary problems can be avoided by proper litterbox numbers…. 1 per cat plus 1 extra box! Cats don’t like dirty boxes and might not like to share!
3. Some houseplants are toxic to them.
jess.woomer4: Learn which plants are toxic to your cats before bringing either home with you!!
4. Their dental health matters.
keet325: Cats need dental care too!
5. Vomiting isn’t normal for them.
ahappyvet: There’s no such thing as “normal cat vomit”!!!!
6. They hide illness and pain.
charingcross_catclinic; They are masters at hiding illness, and geniuses at hiding pain
7. They need year-round parasite prevention.
sabata0922: Cats need flea and HEARTWORM too
What’s one thing you wished cat owners knew about their pets?
Tell us in the comments below, and follow the @DrAndyRoark Instagram for your chance to be featured on a future blog.