Cats are very lovable and playful, owning one can be a lot of fun and enjoyment. But like other animals, cats need to be carefully taken care of too. Check out some tips on how to properly take care of your cats.
Give your cat the right foods that she needed to keep her healthy. Cats are obligate carnivores meaning they must have meat in their diet in order to grow well. Feed them with high-quality cat food that contains large amount of animal meat like beef, chicken or fish. Look the ideal pet food to ensure that they are hypoallergenic and safe for your cats. Cats also need foods that contain amino acids like taurine and arginine and fatty acids like arachidonic and linoleic acid so be careful to examine the cat foods’ label before buying them. Some cats tend to eat more even when they are full so be mindful of their eating habits to avoid them getting overweight. Do not feed your cat homemade cat foods as they may not be giving your cats the adequate amount of nutrients that they needed.
Cats are accustomed to clean themselves but this does not mean that you should not clean them often. Brush your cats to groom them and reduce their shedding. Long-hair cats should be brushed several times a week while short-hair cats should be at least once a week. Grooming your cat regularly is important to avoid hairballs. Hairballs are formed when cats have ingested a lot of hair that can cause vomiting, constipation and loss of appetite. As you brush your cat, pay close attention to her skin condition. Check for any lumps, bumps, sores or parasites or other skin problems that may indicate a health problem. You also need to brush the teeth of your cat. Use a toothbrush that has soft bristles and a veterinary toothpaste. If needed, you can consider professional tooth cleaning for your cat to ensure her good dental health. You can also bathe your cat especially if she is too playful and gets into dirty places more often. Do not forget to trim the claws of your cats too for hygienic and safety purposes.
Like other animals, cats are unable to tell if they are not feeling well so it is important to have them checked by a veterinarian from time to time. You can schedule a medical visit once a year with your veterinarian and also get the vaccination needed for your cat. Be reminded that kittens need more medical visits than adult cat. You can also ask your veterinarian for the best grain free cat food that is best for your cat’s food needs. Older cats need at least two visits a year to maintain her health. In case that you notice an unusual behavior or any parasite on your cat, visit your veterinarian as soon as possible.Ensuring that our cats receive the right feeding, grooming and medical care is essential in keeping them healthy and helping them live a longer life.