Awesome Tips To Help Keep Your Cat Healthy!
Your little bundle of fur can be practically considered as part of the household family, so why wouldn’t you make sure he or she is super happy and healthy? In this article we will look at a few starting points for your cat’s health.
Cat health is strongly influenced by what kitty eats. Obesity is a major element in heart disease especially as the cat gets older. Opt for a pet food to your cat that’s right for it’s era but feed it frequently. If in doubt get your veterinarian’s advice as your cat could have completely different nutrient needs to what you’d expect!
Long haired cats should be groomed regularly for optimal cat health. Use a pet brush and groom no less than once every week.
The litter box can be a danger to your cat’s health and your own health if it isn’t cleaned regularly. Change your pet’s mess no less than once every three or four days. It’s important to remember to clean the litter tray since cats are extremely clean animals and can smell up to 10 times better than humans! Your kitty will just love you for this! Also be careful as some litter can be quite dusty, which may irritate your or your cat’s asthma.
If you decide to declaw your cat it’s important to remember to keep them indoors at all times! Although we’d never advocate to declaw your cat because it is taking away what makes them a cat! Additionally sometimes declawing can be very painful experience for your cat. If you’re worried about your furniture, then get a cat scratcher and rub on some catnip over it, you’ll be surprised how effective it is! Another alternative is only to trim the claws with great care.
Stressful situations such as moving, travelling, natural disasters as well as changes in the family can impact cat health as cats are extremely sensitive animals. To minimize the effects of pressure in your pet, ask your vet or pet store what to use to slightly sedate your cat. Catnip is almost always a good alternative, when cats eat this plant it acts as a sedative.
Make sure harmful poisons like antifreeze are inaccessible to your pet. Some family plants are deadly to cats so be sure to elevate your plants and lock up your toxins! In case you have an indoor kitty, then invest in a couple of cat-friendly crops such as Catnip, Cat grass, Honeysuckle etc with the bonus of giving kitty much needed nutrients and minerals not normally found in pet food.
Cats frequently have mouth diseases and this may affect their health. Cat’s are just as prone to gingivitis as humans. Take kitty to the vet at least once a year to get their teeth regularly checked and cleaned, even switching to a food which prevents tartar buildup is always a bonus, check with your vet on some recommendations.
If your cat goes outdoors make sure you do your best to keep a close on them when they’re around automobiles, children, other animals and toxins, ALL are potentially dangerous and should be prevented by keeping your cat indoors as much as possible.
Occasionally this is not the solution for every cat, you’ll need to stock up on a great selection of interactive cat toys to keep your best friend occupied & entertained for hours. It can be very hard to stop your cat if they’re already accustomed to the outside, however cat toys, perches & special places for them to play, rest & hide will help.