It is pretty much safe to say that everyone who owns a cat wants him to be as healthy as possible. Knowing what a healthy cat looks like is very important because it can help you any changes in your cat’s health that may require a professional treatment.
Now, take a good look at your cat’s head and see if you can find anything that you think could be a potential sign of illness. Keep in mind that if your cat is blind, doesn’t have a limb or two, or has hearing issues, it doesn’t have to mean that he is not healthy. An active cat that has only three legs can actually be much healthier than an obese cat that has all four legs.
If your cat’s head is healthy, your cat will show signs of alertness, except – of course – when he is sleeping, or when he is interacting with other cats. Make sure to report any suspicious bumps on your cat’s head to your vet. Better safe than sorry, right? That being said, let’s take a few minutes to talk about how you can know whether or not your cat’s eyes and nose are healthy, shall we?
Your Cat’s Eyes
If your cat’s eyes are healthy, they should be clear and bright, and your cat should be aware of his surroundings. What your cat’s pupils look like largely depends on the amount of light that is reflecting on them. However, keep in mind that your cat’s pupils should always be the same size, no matter the circumstances. Also, the white part of your cat’s eyes should always be white. With that said, if your cat’s behavior is weird, or if your cat is showing any signs of potential illness, make sure to contact your vet as soon as possible.
Your Cat’s Nose
Did you know that your cat’s sense of smell is 14 times stronger than yours? This is actually not surprising at all, since your cat’s nose is one of the most important parts of his body. Cats depend heavily on their sense of smell to locate food, as well as to locate potential enemies, such as dogs or other, more dangerous cats. If your cat tends to sneeze when in dusty areas, you should not be worried at all. However, continuous sneezing could be an indication that there is something stuck in your cat’s nasal passage, in which case you should seek professional help.