Taking Care of Your Cat

As a cat owner, you love your precious kitty. You want what’s best for them just as you’d want what’s best for your children. For many of you, you cats are your children.

The first step to knowing what your cat needs is focusing on the breed. Did you know that norwegian fishing cats love to take baths? Did you know Bengals prefer drinking from a running faucet and that they enjoy being high up at your eye level? Take the time to research the type of breed your cat is. This will give you a good understanding of what you need to do to ensure your furry companion (or not is you’ve opted for a Sphynx) has what it needs to be healthy and happy.

Second, invest in a good veterinarian. Would you take your kids to a third-rate doctor who uses sketchy alternative medicines and who nobody trusts? Of course not! So why not find the best, most respected vet for your feline friend? Take some time to review online on sites like Yelp or the Better Business Bureau. Ask around too and see what your friends recommend. A good vet goes a long way toward a happy cat.

Last, don’t skimp on products. This is especially important when it comes to food. There are a lot of cheap brands at the super market, but they are cheap for a reason. They not only contain non-nutritive fillers, but they can also make you kitty sick. There’s no secret: Higher quality food will cost more. But it’s worth it knowing your cat’s diet will help it stay healthy and happy for a long time. And this is where having a great vet help: They’ll steer you toward the best brands of cat food.

But it’s not just about food. Other products, like toys and brushes, should be high quality. There are some great companies out there, like Melaleuca, that offers products that are safe for your pet, your home and the environment.

Now go hug your kitty!