Signs of a healthy cat
Keep an eye out for these signs of a healthy cat:
Skin and Coat
Your cat should have a fluffy, clean and shiny coat. There shouldn’t be any bald patches, scabs or signs of flea infestation.
Your cat’s eyes should be bright and clear. Any signs of discharge or redness could indicate signs of infection. If this is the case, seek veterinary attention.
Ears should be scab, odour and discharge free. Their ears should always be clean.
Your cat's mouth should smell non-offensive and their teeth should be tartar and plaque-free. A good indication of whether your cat is developing tartar or plaque is to look at their back teeth. There shouldn’t be any black or yellow staining on the back teeth. Your cat’s gums should be pink.
Your cat’s stools should be small and firm. If your cat is avoiding going to the toilet, or if you spot any blood in their urine or faeces, you should take your cat to the vet.
If your cat is active and fed the correct amount, they should maintain a healthy weight. If you aren’t sure what this is, your vet can help you with this. A healthy cat should be playful and have a good amount of energy.