Here at VitaCat, we’re passionate about caring for your cat’s wellbeing through our range of cat health supplements that address common concerns such as kidney health, joint and mobility support, and more.
We believe that it's important to take a well-rounded approach when supporting your cat's health. The best place to start is by following daily habits and incorporating these simple tips into their routine.
1. Schedule routine veterinary visits.
Oftentimes, visits to the veterinarian are mainly when an issue arises or if your feline friend is feeling a bit under the weather. However, it’s important to schedule routine check-ups with your vet to ensure there are no hidden issues and to keep your pet up to date on vaccinations. We recommend scheduling these visits far in advance to avoid wait times and to keep things organized within your busy schedule.
2. Maintain a frequent grooming routine.
Cats enjoy grooming themselves, but it’s important that you regularly brush or comb your cats hair. This will help prevent furballs as well as keep you aware of any changes to their body such as sore spots or lumps. It’s also good to check that your cat maintains their usual grooming habits, as a lack of regular self-grooming can be a sign of a nutrient deficiency or underlying health issue.
3. Understand your cat’s breed and their specific needs.
Many different cat breeds have their own set of health and behavior tendencies that may require special attention. If you’re aware of your cat’s breed, refer to resources explaining their specific features and needs. If you’re not sure what breed your cat is, check in with your veterinarian for their advice.
4. Regularly pay attention to your cat’s litter situation.
Ensure your cat has enough litter boxes in your home. For one cat, it’s often recommended to have two litter boxes; for additional cats, it’s recommended to have an additional litter box for each cat. Make sure your cat’s litter boxes are regularly cleaned, pay attention to any irregularities in their urine or stool, and notice if their urinary habits have changed. Keep your cat’s litter box in a well-lit, quiet area so they feel comfortable and keep their food and water in a separate area.
5. Be mindful of your cat’s food and eating habits.
It’s important to ensure your cat is eating a well-balanced diet. Choose balanced cat food that contains essential nutrients such as high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins and minerals. If you regularly feed your cat dry food, avoid keeping the bag open for a long period of time as nutritional value in open dry food reduces over time. Feed your cats small, frequent meals throughout the day and ensure they’re drinking enough water. Supplementation is also an excellent option to ensure that your cats are getting the nutrients they need.
It can be overwhelming to know where to start when it comes to taking care of your cat’s health. We hope these five tips can simplify things for you. Check the VitaCat blog regularly for more cat health tips to keep your feline happy and healthy!