Cat health is an important part of the responsibility
of pet ownership. Your furry feline friend is not capable of making
sure it stays healthy without your help. Taking your cat to the
vet on a regular basis, proper grooming, appropriate diet and nourishment
together with a steady dose of tender loving care will guarantee
your cat lives a long and healthy life.
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Feeding your feline a balanced diet for the best cat health will
include foods that are rich in protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins
Be sure to read the labels of the pet food you are buying and make
sure that you don't feed your animal foods with a lot of additives
or high vegetable content (And, occasionally glancing at the pet
food recall list won't hurt either).
Find out which flavors and styles your pet is fond of and provide
it with a decent variety. The food you feed your cat will help it
to stay disease free, maintain proper weight and have a healthy,
shiny fur coat. Feeding your feline dry food is good for its teeth
but does not provide necessary water or appropriate fat content.
Wet, canned food can be more expensive but provides proper nourishment
for your cat. The best idea is to combine a diet of wet and dry
food for overall cat health.
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Kitties need to drink lots of water and a owners should make sure
there is always a fresh bowl available for your furry friend to
drink all day long. While your pet can drink as much water as it
likes, this is not the case with food.
Overfeeding your kitty is not good cat health as it can result
in obesity and lethargy. Feeding your pet twice a day on a regular
schedule is the optimal daily nutrition. It's okay to supplement
your cat's canned and dry food diet with a little people food now
and then. Cooked liver, cheese, milk, fruit, fish and vegetables
can add much needed nutrition in your feline's diet. Be careful
not to overdue it on the people food or your animal will shun its
Proper grooming of your pet's coat will also contribute to the
health of the cat and provide you with some bonding time. Long-haired
kitties need more brushing that shorter haired ones and it is
especially necessary to pay attention to your long-haired cat's
fur if it is matting. Some felines enjoy a good brushing while
others despise it.
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When it comes to cat health, finding a routine that works for both
you and your pe tis the trick. I used to scratch my kitty's neck
while brushing it all over, since he wasn't very fond of being
brushed. Never force your pet to be brushed for longer than it
wants or you could end up with a nasty bite or scratch.
Of course, routine visits to the veterinarian and making sure your
pet is up-to-date with all vaccines will help ensure optimal cat
health and prevent other animals from contracting diseases. Taking
care of your furball requires minimal effort and if your use some
common sense, coupled with love and affection, your pet should live
a long, happy and healthy life. Remember that cat health is important
and it is in your hands to do what needs to be done to insure the
feline lives a disease-free and content life.