Caring for Cats

image how to care for cats

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

image of how to care for cats

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.

Recent Posts

  • 3 Things To Consider When Choosing An In...

    September 22nd, 2014

    Dogs are a very popular domestic animal, and depending on their lifespan and life style, can live on average for about 8 to 13 years. For those animal lovers who wish to keep their dogs indoors, indoor dog pens, like those at Pupperton, can be a great and long term way to keep your pet comfortable and contained when need be. [...]

  • 5 Signs That Your Cat May Be Pregnant

    September 22nd, 2014

    If your female cat is an outdoor cat and has contact with other cats in the neighborhood, then there is a chance that she may be pregnant. Whether you want your cat to get pregnant or not, you should know of the signs if you have a female cat who has not been neutered. Here are the five signs to [...]

  • All You Need To Know About Anoles

    September 19th, 2014

    While iguanas are among the most popular lizards that people keep as pet, they are not practical for everyone. Iguanas grow to more than 6 feet in length and live for 20 years. If you want a green lizard that is fun to own, but takes a little less care and attention, you can consider the green anole. Follow these [...]

  • Recognizing And Caring For A Cat With Fe...

    September 19th, 2014

    You have probably heard of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), but have you heard of FIV? FIV, or feline immunodeficiency virus, is found in about 11% of cats around the world. FIV is a dangerous disease that can cause your cat’s immune system to deteriorate.
    What Causes FIV?
    FIV is caused by a retrovirus that can be transmitted between cats by fluid contact. [...]

  • Five Questions To Ask Yourself Before Pu...

    September 19th, 2014

    You were at the pet store the other day to pick up cat food and there was a large Blue-Fronted Amazon parrot sitting on a perch near the checkout counter. She was beautiful, well-behaved and even greeted you with a hearty “Hello!” You were very impressed and started thinking that perhaps you’d like to bring one of these beautiful birds [...]

  • What To Do When Your Cat Has Diarrhea

    September 19th, 2014

    If you’re a cat owner, it is only a matter of time before you come home to diarrhea on the couch, your mattress, or on the carpet. Diarrhea is a common problem in cats, and it has a wide array of causes. Sometimes it’s a minor issue that you can deal with on your own, and other times it calls [...]

Nutrition

image of how to care for care

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

image of how to care for cats

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.