Getting a cat with as few health problems possible is a must if you want to get the most out of the relationship. While some health problems can’t be avoided, doing your best to choose a healthy kitten from the start can reduce certain risks. In fact, here is what to look for when choosing a cat or kitten:
- Bright eyes free of discharge
- Dry, clean ears
- A slightly moist and velvet nose
- White teeth, pale pink gums, and odor-free breath
- A round belly (not pot-bellied)
- A clean bottom
Although cats and kittens each have their own personalities, it’s important to look for signs of vitality or lameness to determine overall health.