6 Tips that Cat Parents Need to Know to Keep their Cat Healthy

By Lea November 10, 2021 in Pets

Cats, what is not to love about them? Cats are the most mysterious creatures that you can have around your home. Sometimes you will find them jumping around for no apparent reason, and other times they will make it a mission to help you out in your daily tasks.

But amongst the many mysteries of a cat, its health is the biggest one! Cats have a natural tendency to hide their ailment from you. In their natural habitat, showing weakness can get them in much trouble, so they choose not to be vulnerable even in the comfort of their home. But you need to make sure your cat is healthy. Here are a few routine tips to keep your cats health at its peak:

Brush Your Cat Daily
Hairballs are a significant issue when it comes to cat parenting. Hairballs form in the digestive tract of your cat as it grooms itself using its tongue. If you get a good cat hairbrush and regularly brush your cat, it would spend less time grooming itself.

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Observe Your Cats Thirst
Cats originate from the desert, so they may not be as thirsty compared to other household pets. Most of the water cats needs comes from their food. If you feed your cat much dry food, it is natural that it drinks more water. Make sure your cat has access to freshwater all the time.

Take it Seriously If Your Cat Pees Outside the Litter Box
While it may anger you to see your cat creating a mess in your home, you need to take it seriously in terms of health rather than discipline. Your cat might be suffering from a urinary tract infection, so as soon as you find your cat peeing outside the litter box, visit a vet.

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Get A Scratching Post
Your cat needs to clean their nails. If they are not cleaned properly, your cat can develop infections. Get a cat scratching post if you do not like your cat scratching your furniture.

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Spaying and Neutering
If your cat is not fixed, they can be very uncomfortable when they go in heat, predominantly female cats. Plus, if they are not spayed or neutered, they may contact an unvaccinated cat and may catch diseases.

No one wants their little loved one to get sick. It can be devastating to see that, so it is essential to do all you can to keep them healthy! What steps do you take to keep your cat healthy? Tell us in the comments below!