The things that you do today can help your cat live a longer, healthier life.
Living a long, happy, and healthy life is something you want for all of your furry friends. Your cat is your baby and constant companion so of course, you’ll want to do things that help them live a long time. The habits that you create early on as a pet owner helps prolong your pet’s life.
There are things you can do today to help your cat be the healthiest version of himself or herself. The following five habits are easy to adopt and deliver great benefits for you and your pet.
Have the vet check your pet routinely for illness and disease.
Check-ups ensure that your cat is doing well. Seeing the vet regularly prevents illness and disease. The medical professional lets you know what things you can do to keep your pet safe and healthy. Keeping the phone number of your vet on the fridge at home and saved in your phone is advisable as it allows you to reach the animal doctor quickly. Don’t forget to add vet appointments into the Petrics app so you get reminders when it’s time for your pet’s next exam.
Keep your pet indoors.
You don’t run the risk of your pet being attacked by other animals if they stay inside at all times. You also don’t have to worry about them contracting Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) or being injured by motor vehicles or humans, either. When your pet stays indoors, there is no risk of them getting lost or stolen. You can monitor their health easier because they’re within your sight at all times.
Get rid of hidden dangers inside the home.
Be wary of using essential oils and having certain houseplants inside a home with cats. Put dental floss and sewing thread away, too, because the items can get wound around a cat’s tongue and bound inside their stomach if they swallow them. Store household cleaners and antifreeze in a place where your pet doesn’t go. These items may smell sweet and seem enticing to drink because your cat doesn’t know better.
Monitor your cat’s weight.
The more your pet weighs, the greater the chance of them developing joint pain and disease is. Cats that weigh more are known to develop urethral obstruction, arthritis, and diabetes. Keeping track of the ingredients you’re feeding to your cat in the foods you choose for him or her is easy. The Petrics app provides you with access to over 15,000 pet foods and pet treats as well as 17,000 ingredients to refer to.
Watch the litter box carefully.
If your cat is ill, you’ll know quickly because he or she will be pottying differently. Your pet may be missing the litter box o they may not be using it at all. Getting in the habit of cleaning and deodorizing the litter box helps you see that your pet is having a problem that needs medical attention.
Your cat is your companion, your fur child, and your best friend. Therefore, his or her health is at the top of your list of concerns. By developing habits that help your pet look and feel his or her best, you’re doing two things. You’re showing your cat that you care about them and helping them maintain good health throughout the duration of his or her lifetime.