4 Ways to keep your kitty healthy.
Updated: Jun 7, 2019
As a proud cat owner I believe cats make affectionate and playful pets and thrive best when they're cared for considering their dietary, environmental and health needs. Our family owns a beautiful Russian Blue cat named Smoky. We rescued her a few years ago in dead of Pennsylvanian winter. She’s incredibly affectionate, loving and beautiful animal. She's a real fighter too.
I wanted to share some of the tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years on how to keep your cat healthy and strong. Good daily habits are where it starts!
Tip#1. Balanced diet is a key component of the healthy life. I like to alternate dry and wet cat food to achieve a well balanced diet for Smoky. She’s a picky eater and I’m always on lookout for a high quality natural cat food. I recently discovered NEW Purina® Fancy Feast® Natural Gourmet Adult Wet Cat Food and Smoky really loves it. Click here to learn more about Purina® Fancy Feast® Natural Gourmet Adult Wet Cat Food.
It’s grain free and Chicken is the #1 ingredient! This natural cat food has added vitamins, minerals & nutrients and made without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. I found it at Pet Supplies Plus my local pet store. I love to shop at Pet Supplies Plus because they’re carrying a wide variety of natural and non-natural pet foods for any pet.
Smoky loves her treats! Purina® Friskies® Party Mix® Crunch Chicken Lovers Cat Treats is one of her favorites. Crispy, crunchy bites made with real chicken as the very first ingredient for an irresistible meaty flavor. Fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, including taurine, to supplement his nutritional intake. Low-calorie treats are the perfect anytime snack; resealable package keeps treats fresh and crunchy. Click here to learn more about Purina® Friskies® Party Mix® Crunch Chicken Lovers Cat Treats
Tip#2. Pay attention to your cat's thirst. Something I learned from Smoky’s veterinarian: Today's domestic cats evolved from desert-dwelling forefathers, and they don't have the same thirst-drive as dogs. They need to get most of their water from food. A mouse, a cat's normal food, is about 70% water, while canned food is 78% water. Dry food is only 5% to 10% water on average. Give your cat access to fresh water at all time, and you may notice cats drinking more when they are eating more dry food.
Tip#3. Provide a sufficient number of litter boxes. The rule of thumb, is one litter box per kitty, plus an additional one. So if you have three cats, you should set up four boxes. You'll want to think carefully about where those boxes go. While humans love to tuck the boxes in out-of-the-way places, like in a basement or a dark corner, cats may not be willing to use them there.
Tip#4. Brush your cat every day. I learned that brushing or combing Smoky daily cuts down on the hairballs she develops. Because cats spend so much time grooming themselves, some owners may not realize that brushing is something that can help their pet by removing loose hair.
I hope these 4 easy tips were helpful!