Caring for Cats
One of our main goals at North County Cat Hospital is to help you help your cat live a long and healthy life. Another is to help you and all the animals and humans living in your home to live safely and in harmony.
This information is intended to help with those goals.
Nutrition is a critical component in maintaining good health, regardless of species. Cat nutrition is a controversial subject about which even experts disagree.
We feel that there is overwhelming evidence that cats are carnivores and do best on a diet that is high in animal based proteins and low in plant based ingredients.
We generally recommend canned foods without added carbohydrates or plant proteins.
Cats hide disease and suffering well and are at risk for various diseases even if living a sheltered and spoiled life. Even for cats who live indoors and seem healthy, we recommend yearly exams and other preventive care measures.
We discuss a lot of diseases with clients. Here is a refresher on some of the more common problems.
This page discussed a few regional health concerns.