1. Vaccinations: personalized for the breed, lifestyle and risk.
2. Sterilization: unless a valuable breeder, do early spay/neuter.
3. Parasite control: for internal and external parasites.
4. Optimal nutrition: as recommended by your veterinarian.
5. Weight management: don’t let cats become overweight or obese.
6. Dental care: cats need dental care, too.
7. Socialization and behavior training: friendly cats taught good manners.
8. Easy access to fresh, clean water: under-hydration is a major problem with cats.
9. Environmental enrichment: indoor cats need stimulation and accommodation to reduce stress.
10. Twice yearly exams by the veterinarian: instinctively cats hide their illnesses. Only veterinarians have the experience, training and resources available to catch things early on, and to look past obvious problems to potential ones.