Signs of Good Health in Cats

Skin and Coat

Healthy skin and a shiny coat are signs of cat health. Her skin should be smooth, pliable, and free from dandruff and odour, and her coat should be smooth, shiny, and well-groomed.

Teeth and Gums

Your cat’s dental health is very important. Healthy teeth and gums are the first step in utilizing important nutrients, and the ability to chew food is vital for proper digestion. Check your cat regularly for signs of plaque build-up and swollen gums, and see your veterinarian on a routine basis for dental exams and, if necessary, a dental cleaning.

Bones and Joints

Bones and joints need a constant supply of nutrients including protein, water, and minerals like calcium and phosphorous. Here are some indicators of healthy bones and joints.

  • Normal range of motion and flexibility
  • Ability to perform routine tasks or movements
  • Proper posture
  • Interest in play and/or exercise