Keeping your cat healthy
Although you can’t plan for everything, there are some simple steps you can take to keep your cat as happy and healthy as possible:
Provide the basics. All cats have their daily needs (food, water, and a sunny spot to snooze in) but regular playtimes are also vital for keeping them healthy. If your furry friend is alone for a lot of the day, consider getting an interactive toy they can play with by themselves, such as a puzzle feeder or a cat tunnel.
Give them space. We all need a quiet place to relax sometimes, and your kitty is no different. Whether it’s a discarded cardboard box or a dedicated nook, they’ll love having somewhere to retreat for a nice, uninterrupted snooze.
Do home check-ups to keep your feline healthy and comfortable. Give their ears, claws, eyes and teeth a regular once-over to help spot any issues early – whether it’s a build-up of ear wax or crust around their eyes.
Check their litter tray. Clean it regularly and keep a look out for anything abnormal. Changes in odour, colour or the frequency of what they leave behind should be noted and reported to your vet.
Groom them. Some cats love it, some hate it, but brushing them removes loose hair (preventing fur balls) and keeps them looking their best.
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