Cat Health and Cat Care

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Here is some advice I shared with a family this week.

I hope you find it helpful.

Cat Health and Cat Care

General hints to keep your kitty healthy!

As a cat lover, you would naturally want to know as much as you can about your kitty’s health! Your little bundle of fur can be practically considered part of the family, so why wouldn’t you make sure that he is happy and healthy?

Today, we will look at a few starting points for your cat’s health.

Cat health is strongly affected by what kitty eats. Obesity is a significant factor in heart disease, particularly as your cat gets older. Choose a pet food for your cat that is right for its age but feed it regularly. If in doubt, get your veterinarian’s advice, as your cat may have completely different nutrient needs from what you would expect!

Longhaired cats should be groomed regularly for optimum cat health. Use a pet brush and groom no less than once a week. This is a great way to bond with the kitty!

The litter box can be a danger to both cat and human health if it isn’t cleaned regularly. Change your pet’s litter no less than once every two days or more, remembering to clear the tray of faces since cats are very clean animals and can smell up to 10 times better than humans! Your kitty will love you for it! Also, be careful as some litter can be very dusty, irritating kitty’s asthma.

Choosing to declaw your kitty can be a major factor in Cat health. If you decide to declaw your pet, it is essential to remember to keep them inside at all times! Although I would never recommend declawing kitty as this takes away what makes him a cat! Also, sometimes declawing can be very painful for your cat, and he may become resentful! If you are worried about your furniture, invest in a cat scratcher and rub some catnip over it, you will be surprised! Another option is only to trim the claws with great care.

Stressful situations like moving, traveling, natural disasters, or even changes in the family can affect cat health as cats are very sensitive creatures. To minimize the effects of stress on your pet, ask your vet or pet store what to recommend to slightly sedate the kitty. Catnip is always a good option. When a cat eats this plant, it acts as a sedative.

Part of managing cat health is making sure dangerous poisons like antifreeze are inaccessible to your pet, just as you would with your own toddler. Some household plants are fatal to cats, so make sure to raise your plants and lock your toxins! If you have an indoor kitty, invest in a few cat-friendly plants such as Catnip, Cat Grass, Honeysuckle, etc., with the bonus of giving kitty much-needed nutrients and minerals not generally found in manufactured pet food!

Cat’s often have mouth diseases, and this can impact cat health. Cat’s are just as prone to gingivitis. Take kitty to the vet at least once a year to have his teeth checked and cleaned. Even switching to a food that prevents tatar buildup is always a bonus.

As always, one of the most significant factors in cat health is deciding if your cat goes outdoors. Cars, children, other animals, and toxins are all dangerous and should be avoided by keeping your cat indoors. Sometimes this isn’t the solution for every kitty as you will need to stock up on the cat toys! And it can be tough to stop your kitty if he already has been accustomed to the outdoors!

Thank you for stopping by the Café. Would you mind sharing this information with someone who could benefit from it if you found this helpful? Please also feel free to buy me a cup of coffee.

Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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