We love our furry dog very much, and the least we wish is that he is unwell. He is a member of the family and as such we take care of him. We care about your well-being, which is why we often ask ourselves how to prevent my cat from getting sick.
That is a question that does not have an easy or only answer, since it is impossible to protect it from everything (and in fact, this would be counterproductive since we would get a cat that is too dependent on us). But let's try to answer it.
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Keep it dewormed
The cat is prone to parasites, both internal and external. There are many of them that can infect our friend, causing him to contract all kinds of diseases. To avoid it, it must be treated with an antiparasitic that eliminates and protects the feline from fleas, ticks, mites and internal parasites such as worms.
In animal supply stores you will find pills, collars and pipettes. Typically they repel parasites for a month, but can last less (3 weeks) or even longer (3 months).
Feed him quality food
Although it is known that there are many cats that can live for several years being fed inexpensive feed, the ideal is to give him food that has a lot of animal protein and no cereals. They are more expensive feed (a 7kg bag costs an average of 40 euros depending on the brand), but your health will appreciate it.
Take him to the vet
One way to keep him from getting sick is to take him to the vet to get checked out. These reviews must be annual since they will allow the professional to detect any possible symptoms that may indicate that our friend's immune system is beginning to fight some disease.
Likewise, it is highly recommended to take him to have the necessary vaccinations. They won't protect you 100%, but they do protect you 98 or 99%, which is a lot.
Shell it or sterilize it
A neutered or spayed cat is a cat that has a much better chance of living many years. A "whole" cat will fight with others of its kind when it is mating season, and in doing so it may contract some disease.
Give him a lot of love
Affection is perhaps the most important thing. It may not directly prevent the cat from getting sick, but it does it will make me much happier. And that, in the end, is what matters most.
I hope these tips help you keep your cat's health strong for a long, long time.