How To Keep Your Cat Healthy

 

September is Healthy Cat month and we want to help you keep your cat healthy! Here are some tips on maintaining your feline’s overall health and keeping them safe and happy!

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Provide Fresh Water Daily

Clean, fresh water is essential for your cat's good health. If your cat doesn't seem to drink from a bowl, consider providing her with a tall glass (some cats don't like to bend down to drink) or a cat fountain. Be sure to replenish the water with a fresh supply every day. (1)

Keep Track of Your Cat

Cats are often curious of new places and are eager to explore, Be sure that your cat is wearing an ID collar with your contact information, or has a tracking microchip. This way, if your cat is lost or in danger, you will be able to find them or they can be easily returned to you. A cat in unfamiliar territory can run into danger or come in contact with diseases/bacteria that live outdoors.

Groom Your Cat Regularly

Whether your cat has short or long fur, he will benefit greatly from regular brushing or combing. This helps remove the dead hair from his coat so he doesn't ingest it while self-grooming. It also gives you the chance to notice any changes to his body. Irregularities such as lumps, bumps or sore spots can then be investigated right away by your veterinarian. (1)

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Keep The Litter Box Clean

Cats are very fastidious creatures. They like their litter box to be clean. If it isn’t clean, they might start “going” elsewhere, and you certainly don't want to deal with that. A good, scoopable litter is great for easy cleaning on a daily basis. And daily cleaning means you can keep an eye on your cat’s health for early warning signs (e.g., abnormal frequency in peeing, odor changes, feces change, or blood in urine) and make sure any problems that arise are taken care of immediately.

It’s also a good idea to change the cat litter weekly, removing all the old liter and giving the box a thorough cleaning. (2)

Provide Toys / Scratching Post

Toys are a great way for your cat (or kitten) to hone its hunting skills, stay fit, and not get bored while you’re away at work. A piece of colorful string, toy mice filled with catnip, ball, or laser pointer (be careful not to direct it into the cat’s eyes) are all good toys. Rotating the toys is also a good idea, as the kitty will enjoy rediscovering an old friend (or foe). (2)

Along with toys, scratching posts will help your cat stretch their muscles and keep their claws in top condition. Regular scratching on an appropriate surface such as carpet, sisal, or cardboard helps remove the old layers from your cat's claws. (1)

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LICKS Multivitamin for Cats provides your cat with the essential daily nutrients they need to stay healthy and helps keep them on a balanced diet.

LICKS Cat Immunity is a disease fighting formula that supports respiratory health, contains immune enhancing effects, and assists the immune system overall.

 
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Summer Creighton