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.

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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.

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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.

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jess.woomer4: Learn which plants are toxic to your cats before bringing either home with you!!

4. Their dental health matters.

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keet325: Cats need dental care too!

5. Vomiting isn’t normal for them.

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ahappyvet: There’s no such thing as “normal cat vomit”!!!!

6. They hide illness and pain.

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charingcross_catclinic; They are masters at hiding illness, and geniuses at hiding pain

7. They need year-round parasite prevention.

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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.

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