Dry food is convenient but not ideal. Cats don't need carbs and get dehydrated easily. Choose moist food for hydration and kidney health.
Avoid high-carb dry food for cats. Opt for moist food to keep them hydrated and protect their kidneys. Convenient doesn't mean best for their health.
Cats should be indoors; outside dangers include predators, disease, and accidents. Indoor cats live 10-20 years, outdoor cats only 2-5.
Provide a cozy window bed for your cat to watch outdoors. Keep them safe from predators, humans, cars, diseases, and bad weather.
Veterinarian recommends 4 daily 10-minute play sessions for cats; improves physical and mental health, reduces destructive behavior.
Regular playtime with cats vital for exercise and mental stimulation; one hour of play extends healthy lifespan by four hours.
Maintain litter box hygiene: one box per cat, private location, away from food/water, scoop daily, shallow litte
Prevent litter box issues: one box per cat, private spot, scoop daily, shallow litter (<2 inches), away from food/water/appliances.
Annual vet check-ups for cats are crucial. They hide illnesses well and may be stressed by transport, but contact the office for guidance.
Don't skip vet appointments for your healthy cat. Cats hide illnesses and may be difficult to transport, but consult the office for advice.