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Cat Care Tips

Like other cat lovers out there we want the best for our cat and yours. That's why we're sharing these Cat Care Tips!

To make sure your cat is in good health, we recommend that you take your cat to see a veterinarian every year for an annual check-up. Annual visits give the vet a chance to catch any potential feline diseases in their early stages, administer vaccines, and clean your cat's teeth. Your vet can also tell you if your cat is at a healthy weight.

Prior to going to the vet, it is a good idea to write down any questions you may have, so you don't forget! 

Fresh Water

Water Dish for Cats

You wouldn't want to drink water that has been sitting in a cup for days, would you? Neither would your cat. Providing fresh water is essential to keep your cat healthy! 

Food

Cat standing beside cat faced shaped water and food dishes

Your veterinarian will be able to assess your cat or kitten to determine the best diet. Age, activity level and health are factors in making decisions on what and how much your cat or kitten should eat. Do your research! Choose cat food that is balanced for the life stage of your cat or kitten. Properly balanced foods will contain taurine, an essential amino acid, for heart and eye health.
Treats? Yum! However, they should be only 5-10% of your cat or kittens diet.

    Grooming

    Your feline friends need to be brushed or combed regularly to help keep their coat clean, reduce the amount of shedding and the frequency of hairballs. Most cats love to be brushed!

    Scratching

    Cat Tree and Scratching Post

    It's recommended that you trim your cat’s nails every two to three weeks to keep them relatively blunt. Plus, it also helps to save your furniture! Provide your cat with a sturdy scratching post, at least three feet high. The post should also be stable enough that it won't wobble during use. Your cat's scratching posts should be covered with rough material such as sisal, burlap or tree bark. Many cats also like scratching pads, such as the corrugated paper ones.

    If your cat keeps scratching the furniture instead of its scratching posts or pads try adding a bit of catnip to them. Furniture protectors help to keep your furniture intact and deter your cat from scratching there.

    Litter Box

    Your indoor cat should have their litterbox in a quiet somewhat private area in the house. If you happen to have more than one floor in your house, you should place a litterbox on each floor.

    Make sure you clean your cat's litterbox as they won't use one that isn't clean. Give the litterbox a thorough clean once per week. Completely change the litter and give the box a wash with mild detergent (unless you use clumping litter, then every 1.5-2 weeks is ok) Don't use ammonia, deodorants or scents, especially lemon when cleaning the litter box.    

     

      

    Written By Jan,

    Blog Writer/Social Media Manager at Cattoyz.com

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