Common kitten health issues
During a kitten’s first year, they’re prone to a variety of illnesses and health issues. As a new owner, it can be difficult to know what’s normal and what are the signs of something more serious. Here are the key things to be aware of when it comes to kitten health.
Kitten health problems – other typical symptoms
1. Ears, eyes, mouth, nose
Are your kitten’s ears leaking or scratched? Are their eyes watery or blurred? Is their nose dry, leaky or sneezy? Also check your kitten’s nose in case if is dry, leaky or sneezy.
2. Respiratory system
Are they coughing, sneezing or wheezing?
3. Skin and fur
Is it dull, brittle, oily or balding?
4. Weight and loss of appetite
Is your kitten thinning or have they had a sudden weight gain? Do they have an apathy towards food, or have they stopped eating?
5. Digestive system
Do they have vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation or excessive thirst?
6. Urinary system
Are they urinating more often? Is it a different colour?
Understanding your kitten's health
It's important to understand your kitten's routines and behaviour, so you can quickly recognise the signs if something isn't right. It's also important to understand a few key milestones, such as vaccinations and booster injections.Kitten health