Thursday, November 20, 2014

How to Make Sure Your Cat is Happy and Healthy

While your cat may be something of an elusive creature, you will want to make sure that they are happy and healthy while they are in your care. After all, a beloved family pet is not something that should be ignored. They should be an integral part of the family. For cats, they like to have independence. But, they also like to be played with and made to feel welcome. In short, cats are complex creatures. But, once you know how to look after them properly and make them happy, they will soon be a part of the family in a very real way.

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Food and Drink

When it comes to matters of feeding, you need to make sure that you are using different dishes for water and good. Typically, a cat will enjoy eating and drinking in different places. So, keep their water and food bowls at other ends of the kitchen. This means that they can have a separate space that will keep them happy. Make sure that you are refreshing their water bowl twice per day. No cat should have to drink dirty or dusty water.

Dietary Needs

Your cat will enjoy eating wet food. Some cats prefer to eat tins of tuna and other fish-based foods. This is an excellent way of making sure that your cats are looked after. Mix up their diets and keep them healthy. But, you should always strive to have a bowl of dry mix in the kitchen too. This should be left for them to nibble at when they please. Cats are free-feeders. By doing this, you will reduce their need to eat elsewhere. What is more, you won’t end up with a kitchen full of prey.

Toilet Habits

Your cat will want to have a clean, dry environment to go the bathroom within; you need to make sure that you are providing this. Some cats like to go outside. But, others prefer to do it in the litter tray or box. According to cats, are happiest when they have a litter tray that is equipped for their particular needs. This means that you need to buy a large tray so that your cat does not tread in their waste. They don’t like this as they are clean animals in the main. So, make sure that you are suiting your cat’s needs and providing them with a toilet that they will love. What is more, you need to clean out their litter box twice per day. This is because cats like to be clean. If they don’t have a clean place to do their business, they will feel distressed. So, make sure that you are doing your bit and cleaning up after your kitty. 

Interacting With Your Cat

Did you know that cats can become depressed if they are not given enough attention? Make sure that you take the time to pet your cat. This may be in the form of grooming or just having them on your lap for a cuddle. Make sure that you pay your cat lots of attention.

1 comment:

ChrisJ said...

Good for you for posting this info. Many cats do not make their needs really clear unless the owner makes the effort to communicate and learn to recognize his needs. My cat is like a little dog. Whereever I am, he is, and if I get up and move to a different room he will follow and settle down there. If my husband and I are in two different rooms he will sit between us where he can see us if we move.