Desexing of the male and female cat can be performed from around five months of age. Desexing reduces the number of unwanted kittens born, thus reducing the stray cat population and the number of kittens which must be destroyed every day by organizations like the SPCA. ...
Teeth should last a lifetime with proper care, but if neglected can cause a wide variety of health problems ranging from bad breath to life threatening infections. When teeth are neglected, plaque builds up along the gum margin due to the action of bacteria on left over food. At first this plaque is soft and easy to remove but as it becomes calcified, it forms into a hard yellow deposit called tartar. This builds up progressively, causing an inflammation of the gum called gingivitis.
Cats with conjunctivitis tend to have a discharge from their eye(s), which can be clear or thick and purulent. The conjunctiva is often more visible and reddened particular in the corner of the eye and can be swollen, partially covering the eye. Frequently the eye(s) are held half closed and the third eyelid is more prominent.
Chlamydia infection is more commonly seen in young cats less than a year old. Kittens can be infected from birth and a first sign of infection is a failure of the eyelid to open at 10 to 17 days of age.