As a cat lover, you would probably want to know as much as you can about cat health! Your little fur pack can practically be considered part of the family, so why not make sure he’s happy and healthy?
In this article we will look at some basic starting points for cat health.
The health of cats is strongly affected by what the cat eats. Obesity is a major factor in heart disease, especially as your cat grows up. Choose a food for your cat that suits his age, but feed it regularly.
If in doubt, ask your veterinarian for advice because your cat may have nutritional needs that are completely different from what you expect!
Long-haired cats should be treated regularly for optimal health. Use a pet brush and a groom at least once a week. It’s a great way to bond with Kitty!
Litter can be a hazard to cat health and human health if it is not cleaned regularly. Change the litter of your pet at least once every four days or more, and clean the face tray, because cats are very clean animals and can smell 10 times better than humans!
Your cat will just love you for that! Also be careful because some litters can be very dusty, which can irritate the cat’s asthma. If you choose to declaw your kitten, this can be an important factor for the health of cats.
If you choose to degrease your pet, do not forget to keep it indoors! Although we would never recommend declawing the kitten because it takes away what makes him a cat! Also, sometimes declawing can be very painful for your cat and it can get irritated! If your furniture worries you, invest in a cat scraper and rub it with a pinch for a cat, you will be surprised! Another option is to cut the claws with the utmost care.
Stressful situations such as displacement, travel, natural disasters or even changes in the family can affect the health of cats as they are very sensitive creatures. To minimize the effects of stress on your pet, ask your veterinarian or pet store what to recommend to calm the kitten slightly. The cat’s forceps is always a good option. When the cat eats this plant, it acts as a sedative.
Part of a cat’s health management is to make sure that dangerous poisons like antifreeze are inaccessible to your pet just like you would with your own toddler. Some domestic plants are deadly for cats, so be sure to raise them and lock in your toxins!
If you have an indoor cat, invest in a few cat-friendly plants, such as catnip, catnip, honeysuckle, etc., with the bonus of giving the cat the essential nutrients and minerals that we do not usually find in pet foods!
Cats often have diseases of the mouth, which can have an impact on their health. Cats are as prone to gingivitis as humans and cats can also grow.
Take Kitty to the vet at least once a year to check and clean his teeth regularly, and even switch to a food that prevents the accumulation of tartar is always a bonus.
As always, one of the most important factors for the cat’s health is to decide if your cat is going outside. Cars, children, other animals and toxins, ALL are dangerous and should be avoided by keeping your cat indoors.
Sometimes this is not the solution for every cat because you will need to stock up on cat toys! And it can be very difficult to stop your cat if he has already been used to the outdoors!