Ensuring Your Cat’s Health and Well-Being

One of the best ways to properly take care of your cat and ensure it stays in the pink of health is to ensure that it is fed with only the most nutritious pet food.
The following are some tips to making sure that your cat is fed well and stays healthy.

The hidden dangers of commercial cat food

Commercial cat dietary products can be dangerous, especially if it the only source of your cat’s nourishment. It can cause lots of health problems and disorders. Think of commercial cat food as the cat’s version of junk food, full of harmful compounds detrimental to the cat’s health. Be sure to feed your cat with natural foods such as steamed chicken, salmon and tuna on a regular basis.

Monitoring your cat’s diet

Another way of making sure that your cat stays healthy is to monitor its diet. Foods high in fat could cause some weight problems. They may also cause diabetes. That’s why it’s very important to consult with your veterinarian on monitoring the amount of fat that a cat’s diet should contain.
You should make a point of monitoring the cat’s droppings and urine for anything that is out of ordinary. You may have them checked by the veterinarian on a regular basis to make sure that the consistency of their excrement and urine is within the normal healthy level.

Paying attention to your cat’s cravings

In many cases, cats can be very demanding, especially while they are still young. You can easily tell when they want something to eat. However, not all the time that they are demanding for food indicates that they require nourishment. They may simply be craving for food. Remember that kittens should be fed with no more than ¼ cup of cat food or an equivalent of one small can of cat food each day. 

Keeping An eye on the cat’s activity

Cats need to stay active. That’s why make sure that they have plenty of toys to play with. Also, be sure to leave something that will keep them busy while you’re away. Stuff like wool, plastic or ping pong balls, ribbons and scrunched up paper are sufficient to keep them occupied when they’re not sleeping.
Don’t forget to cuddle with your cat once in a while. This ensures that their emotional needs are satisfied, a need that is primal among pets.

Steven Perissinotto is a passionate pet lover and a pet health professional. Since establishing Vet Shop Online with his veterinary surgeon brother in 1999, Steven has helped establish the business in to one of the world's leading online retailer of frontline plus cats.