Cat Advice

Cats are great pets to have around your family!
They can be wonderful companions and lifelong friends, living between 15 and 20 years. Our cat-loving vets have written helpful tips about kittens and cats of all ages.

Helpful kitten advice

Welcoming a new kitten into your home is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing! We are happy to help with advice on settling your kitten in. Preparation is important so make sure you have all the requirements, including scratching posts, litter trays, food and toys. A health check is important for your new kitten, and we advise on vaccinations, flea control, heartworm treatment and desexing.

Some advice about caring for your adult cat

As your cat becomes an adult cat, routine health care is still important. Grooming and regular health checks as well as annual vaccinations are all required for adult cats. Your adult cat will still enjoy playing with toys and with you, so it is good to set up a daily routine with set feeding and play times as well as cuddle time.

Advice about looking after your senior cat

As your cat gets older, you may notice changes in their behaviour and health. Older cats have different dietary requirements and mental health requirements than younger cats.

You may also have to change some equipment, such as litter trays and scratching posts, as your cat gets older to make them easier to use. There are also many treatments available to help your cat with health problems associated with old age including arthritis, heart disease and dental disease.

Browse some helpful feline facts, written by our vets. We hope you find it useful!


For more information, please contact us at Glen Iris Veterinary Hospital & Cattery.

We are conveniently in the City of Stonnington and Glen Eira. The pawfect location for pet parents living in Glen Iris, Malvern, Toorak, Kooyong, Armadale and surrounding areas

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