How to Keep your Cat Healthy

April 8th, 2019

Whether you have a cat for the first time or are an experienced cat carer, keeping your cat safe can sometimes feel like a daunting task. We’ve put together a list of things you can do to set you up for a healthy, happy cat.

  1. Micro-Chip

One of the most important things you can do for your Cat is to have them micro-chipped. It has now become a legal requirement in most states to have your cat micro-chipped. And for good reason. Micro-chipping and registering your cat will mean that should the worse happen and they manage to escape, the person who finds your cat will be able to easily track you down and return them safely.

  1. Vaccinate

Another highly important task is to ensure your cat is up to date with all of the necessary vaccinations. This will protect your cat from common and deadly diseases.

  1. De-Sex

This point is not only important for your cat but for the cat population in general. There are a variety of health benefits involved your cat including eliminating the chance of contracting a reproductive organ disease. It will also prevent any unwanted litters ending up in shelters, which are already taking in more than they can home.

  1. De-Flea

Not only do fleas, mites and worms cause discomfort, they can also pose long term health risks from passing on deadly diseases.

  1. Regular Vet Checks

It is important to keep a close eye on your cat’s health, with daily home checks. But there are some things better left to the vet. Your vet will be able to have a thorough check and deal with any issues before they become serious. Keep up with regular vet checks and see your vet as soon as you notice something unfamiliar.

  1. Cat-proof the House

Make sure your cat is safe to roam around the house, free from any danger. Cats love to squeeze into strange places so keep any electrical cords or toxic products well protected and out of sight. If you have an indoor cat, keep the house well secured to prevent any escapes.

  1. Provide a Balanced Diet

Provide your cat with all the nutrients they need with a well-balanced diet. Stick to a routine of meal times and portioned food to keep your cat happy and at a healthy weight.

  1. Exercise

Don’t allow your cat to become complacent. Keep them mentally and physically stimulated with daily play sessions.

 

If you have any tips on how to keep your cat healthy, let us know!

 

The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of the writer. Content published here does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Petcover.

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