Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Simple Ways to Keep your Cat Healthy


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Cats can be a joy to own, some provide endless affection and are playful, but Mr Fluff has a mind of his own. We bought Mr Fluff as a kitten 3 years ago and from the beginning we knew we had our hands full. He does not like to sit with you, so gone are my visions of a lap cat. If he does venture near you it will probably be to give you a little nip! You see Mr Fluff is like Garfield, probably a little over weight from his love of food and loving nothing more than sleeping all day and prowling all night, but even so we do love his character.

I have listed a few ways to ensure your cat remains healthy and happy.

Food – always ensure there is plenty of food available, Mr Fluff loves little and often like a lot of cats and loves nothing more than fresh water (Mr Fluff likes filtered water out of the fridge).

Toys – provide a variety of toys to stimulate their active minds. Mr Fluff enjoys playing with catnip toys and also toys with hidden food inside.

Sleep – ensure there is somewhere safe and comfy for them to sleep. Mr Fluff detests cat beds and we have spent a small fortune trying to find him something he will love, they were all a waste of money. He likes nothing more than curling up on the bed (all day).

Grooming – Fluff is long haired and therefore needs to be combed on a regular basis, this is a slight problem! Mr Fluff does not like being combed and will hiss and grumble all the time I am doing it. He is gradually getting better though, little and often is the aim and over time the length he allows me to do it is growing.

Vet Checks – Ensure your cat is micro chipped and vaccinated. Mr Fluff has twice yearly checks with the veterinary nurse to ensure he is in tip top condition and receives regular flea and worming treatments.

Obviously if you have any concerns about your cat then please do discuss this with you local Vet.  The RSPCA also have lots of useful information.

This post was written in collaboration with the RSPCA.

15 comments:

  1. Fab tips - I'd love to have a cat but my other half is allergic... I've had to settle for a grumpy cat teddy or now! :)

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    1. Oh no allergies are awful, they do get use to animals eventually though :)

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  2. Great tips we don't have any pets but have thought about getting a cat in the future when we live in a house rather than a flat.

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  3. Fab tips. Our cat Boots though doesn't like being groomed. I tried to brush her fur once, but she quickly scampered away from me ;)

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  4. Great tips. I use to have a cat but not had one for a long time now ..

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  5. These are some great tips, I do not have a cat or any pet for that matter but it's important to ensure your pets are healthy after all they are family too

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  6. I would love to have a cat but my husband has a phobia of them and can't go anywhere near them. Such a shame though as I love them.

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  7. My bf has 2 cats and I think he meet all the requirements! The only problem comes when everyone at home travels and the cousin forgets to feed them... there must be a better solution! xx
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  8. Great tips id love to get a cat one day!

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  9. Sadly my cats both passed this year but great tips

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  10. Great tips to care for one's cats. So sad that some people neglect their pets.

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  11. Great tips for cat owners. I am sure many find them useful. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I have three cats and these are great tips x

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  13. Great tips for cat owners! We need to take our cat to the vet soon, but we're way too scared. He's so old and poorly. x

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  14. Awww Mr Fluff is so cute! Great tips, my mummy grew up with a kitten and loved every second of it xx

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