Caring for Cats

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Like almost all pets, cats need love and attention in addition to good physical care in order to thrive. New cat owners, who may not know exactly what is best for their furry pet, can probably use some advice as to what to feed their cats, how to get them to exercise, and how to help them when they get sick. Doing all of these things is important to keep your cat healthy and happy.

Exercise

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Though cats have a naturally high metabolism, if they don’t get enough exercise it could eventually lead to obesity and other health problems. Some cat owners have trouble with finding ways to get their cat to exercise, but there are a variety of toys and games you can try out to get your cat to move. Try engaging your cat in physical activity a few times a day to help them achieve greater health.

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Nutrition

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Paying attention to what your cat eats is important to their overall health; if they don’t get good nutrition it may make it easier for them to get sick, and they will have trouble being active. You have a choice between several different kinds of cat foods, such as dry or canned, and you may want to test out a variety of them on your cat to see which ones they seem to like.

Illness

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Unfortunately, even when you are doing your best to keep your cat healthy, there is always a chance that they may someday become ill. If your cat shows signs of illness that concern you, probably the best thing you could do would be to take them to the vet right away. These professionals are licensed and trained to diagnose and treat sickness in cats and other animals and will be able to assist your cat.