Cat Life Stages - Adult (1-6 years old)
Your cat’s gums are good indicators of overall health. Pale gums may imply anemia, bluish gums suggest a cardiac or respiratory problem and yellow gums could indicate liver disease.
If you live in a warmer climate (with ever-present mosquitos) your cat may require heartworm medication all-year long.
If you have an indoor cat, it’s important that you help her exercise. Leave toys around for her to play with, purchase a “kitty condo” to climb and play together whenever possible.
Adult Paws Wellness Plans
Right now, your cat should be running, jumping, cuddling, eating well and enjoying life. Our Adult Paws wellness plans includes diabetes testing for early detection, doctor recommended core vaccines, and more. Cat health care is important. Keep your cat healthy with regular visits to the vet.
Learn more about this special package, or call us at 703-437-5655 to make an appointment today.
If your furry pal is anywhere from 1-6 years old, this is the spot to find tips, tricks, advice and the latest news on taking care of a cat.
Annual exams are a must for a healthy adult cat. If you’re interested in what you can do at home to keep your cat healthy, check out these links.
- Cat Bathing 101
- Is It OK to Pick My Cat Up by the Scruff?
- 10 Common Cat Behavior Myths Decoded
- Why Does My Cat... Cry at Night?
In addition to nutritious food, a 10-pound cat needs ¼ liter of water daily. Want to learn more about your cat’s nutritional needs? Read more here.
- Food Isn't Love: Why Dogs and Cats Shouldn't Pack on the Pounds
- Want Happier, Healthier Cats and Dogs? Use Food Puzzles
- Help Your Overweight Pet Slim Down
- 10 Things You Should Know About Feeding Your Pet
Would you know what to do if your cat had a medical emergency? Be prepared. These links will give you tons of advice on the right way to deal with the unexpected.
- 5 Myths About Feline Heartworm Disease
- Getting Serious About Your Cat's Dental Health
- Why Vets Don't Think Fat Cats Are Funny
- Video: Get Your Cat to Swallow a Pill
- Cat Vaccine Recommendations
If you think training a cat is a waste of time, think again. There are a lot of methods that can help change your cat’s behavior. Take a look at these links to find out how.
- Cat Exercise
- Four Games That Tap Into Your Cat's Animal Instincts — Plus the Best Times of Day to Play
- Cats and Dogs Can Live Together — With Some Careful Planning
Adult Cat to Senior Cat
As your adult cat matures into a senior cat, he may choose to spend long stretches in the sun instead of chasing critters out in the yard. And that’s completely normal. Though your senior cat may need more frequent vet visits, chances are, with proper care, he can enjoy many more happy and healthy years. Learn about the “Senior Cat” Lifestage »